1972 Fiat 500L


  • Restored around ten years ago
  • A very well presented example that remains in fantastic overall condition
  • The vendor reports that it runs and drives really nicely

The Appeal

Few vehicles have played such a pivotal role in the history of motorised transport as the Fiat 500. This tiny, lightweight and economical car was for many, their first form of four-wheeled personal transport. Produced between 1957 and 1975, the 500 became a cultural icon and its legendary form lives on today in a retro-inspired Fiat that’s still produced.

Here we have a very presentable 1972 Fiat 500 L. It was apparently restored around ten years ago and has since been used quite sparingly. The vendor informs us that it has been carefully stored in a garage when not in use, and so remains in very good overall condition. It is said to run and drive well, with no mechanical issues to report.

The History and Paperwork

  • Little is known of this Fiat’s history
  • 45,996 kilometres displayed on the odometer, although we’re unable to confirm if this is correct
  • Italian Revisione paperwork present
  • Wears Italian number plates and is registered in Italy
  • Period dealer / service sticker in the rear window

The Interior

  • Attractive red vinyl upholstery
  • The vendor informs us that much of the interior is original
  • Very few signs of wear to report
  • The seats present really well, with only light wear and no obvious damage
  • Rubber matting lines the floors and looks to be in great condition
  • Smart black dashboard with minimal wear or deterioration present
  • No signs of later modifications
  • All the switchgear seemingly remains in good order and looks original along with the speedometer
  • The original controls exhibit an attractive patina
  • The forward boot space presents really well

The Exterior 

  • Restored and repainted to a good standard
  • Shiny white paintwork with a few small blemishes from use
  • All the trim looks to be complete and in good order including the 500 L specific bumper rail The canvas sunroof is a little weathered, but works well
  • Supplied with an indoor cover
  • A luggage rack on the engine hatch is complete with a Fiat branded luggage case
  • Besides a few minor bodywork imperfections, this car looks to be immensely sound
  • No signs of structural corrosion apparent to the sills or underside
  • Overall, a very attractive and eminently presentable example

The Mechanics 

  • 499cc inline two-cylinder engine
  • Four-speed manual gearbox
  • Looks to be very tidy and original under the engine lid
  • The vendor reports that the car runs without fault and is nice to drive
  • We’re not informed of any mechanical issues


This is a very bright example of the fantastic Fiat 500. It has clearly been well restored and carefully preserved ever since, making it a really smart example that’s not too good to use and enjoy.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1972
  • Make Fiat
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 45,996 Kilometres
  • Engine size 499
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Roma
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
24 bids
  • ji•••• €6,300 28/05/23
  • co•••• €6,200 28/05/23
  • jo•••• €6,100 28/05/23
  • ji•••• €6,000 28/05/23
  • co•••• €5,900 28/05/23
  • ji•••• €5,800 28/05/23
  • co•••• €5,600 28/05/23
  • ji•••• €5,400 28/05/23
  • co•••• €5,200 28/05/23
  • ji•••• €5,000 28/05/23

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