1974 Fiat 500R

Photos provided by the vendor


  • Extensive mechanical overhaul completed
  • Retrimmed interior, retaining original rubber matting
  • In beautiful condition throughout

The Appeal

This little Fiat 500R has got to be one of the happiest cars on the road. Who doesn’t love a 500, especially when its painted in bright yellow? The vendor purchased the car in 2021 and has since embarked on a programme of restoration. 

The work included stripping out the interior, reupholstering the seats, removing the engine and fitting new gaskets, overhauling the whole brake system, and more. 

Clearly a thorough job has been done, so this Fiat 500 is now presented in excellent overall condition, ready to be enjoyed. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Built in 1974
  • Purchased by the vendor in March 2021
  • ‘Revisione’ valid until March 2023
  • Only 66,000 km recorded
  • Recently restored 

 The Interior

  • Overall, this is a fully restored interior in excellent condition
  • Original rubber matting present
  • Reupholstered seats in great condition front and rear
  • Front seatbelts fitted
  • Lovely simple painted dashboard
  • Cloth sunroof
  • The interior was stripped and refitted during restoration
  • Headlining said to be clean and secure
  • All features reportedly function as they should 

 The Exterior 

  • Bright yellow paint beautifully presented
  • No notable scratches, chips or blemishes
  • All the external trim is said to be new
  • The chrome plating is beautifully preserved
  • No reported damage to the bodywork
  • No reported corrosion or damage to the underside of the car
  • Wheels in excellent condition
  • Tyres said to be new
  • The body appears to be straight, with good panel gaps
  • Cloth roof clean and secure

 The Mechanics 

  • Very smart looking two-cylinder engine
  • The vendor tells us that the engine has received new gaskets throughout
  • New clutch fitted
  • Brakes reportedly fully overhauled, including master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake linings, hub bearings
  • Said to sound great and run perfectly
  • Reportedly accelerates and changes gear exactly as it should
  • No reported leaks or smoke


This excellent Fiat 500 has clearly been given a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic overhaul, so it is now ready to be enjoyed. The list of works completed should give the next owner confidence in the car’s condition, and we’re sure you’ll agree that it looks stunning.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1974
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 500R
  • Colour Yellow
  • Odometer 66,000 Kilometres
  • Engine size 594
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Cagliari
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
14 bids from 8 bidders
  • barracu•••• €6,700 13/02/23
  • hughes.•••• €6,500 13/02/23
  • georg-k•••• €6,400 13/02/23
  • barracu•••• €6,300 13/02/23
  • djbrand•••• €6,100 13/02/23
  • hughes.•••• €4,800 13/02/23
  • Colling•••• €4,600 12/02/23
  • barracu•••• €4,500 12/02/23
  • hughes.•••• €3,800 11/02/23
  • dave-do•••• €3,600 11/02/23

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