€20,500

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Highlights

  • Highly desirable and rarer earlier example of the Nuova 500
  • 479cc engine with 4-speed manual transmission
  • Repainted in 2010
  • Attractive period interior
  • Good history file

The Appeal

One of the most iconic cars in history, the Fiat 500 continues to be a charming icon of mid-century automotive history - a cheap, compact and even rather spartan car that was particularly purpose built for the road revolution of the 50s and 60s. The result was a car that managed, across all variations, to rack up nearly four million units. 
This rare, early example is in impressive condition, with an attractive colour scheme and plenty of period detailing.

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The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1960
  • In current ownership since earlier this year
  • Previous ownership was purportedly from 2010 
  • Currently indicates 57,680km 
  • While this can’t be verified, the vendor notes that the car’s condition indicates a low mileage
  • Technical inspection has expired but will be renewed before sale
  • The car’s paperwork file includes:
    • Original Carti Di Circolazione
    • Service record stamps from 1960 to 1982
    • Current circalazione certificate
    • ASI identification with photograph
    • Original maintenance booklet 

The Interior

  • Traditionally spartan interior in original period condition
  • Painted metal dashboard with cream instrument binnacle and steering wheel
  • Interior metalwork is free of blisters or corrosion
  • Some light marks to the interior metalwork
  • Seats and door cards are in good condition with no rips or tears
  • The floors are protected by rubber mats, which have some light splits
  • The vendor believes that everything save for the seals is original
  • The door seals were replaced in 2010 and have perished somewhat
  • All switches and dials are in good working order with no issues to report
  • ‘Frunk’ is clean and well-kept with ‘flat top’ fuel tank
  • Original tool set is also present and correct

The Exterior 

  • Impressive blue paintwork, which was refreshed in 2010
  • Metalwork is free of dents or dings we can spot
  • The panel fit looks tight with the frunk, bonnet and doors closing well
  • The car’s lenses and glasswork are in good order with no cracks or fractures
  • The original Fiat branding is all present and correct
  • Trims are in good condition with no faults we can spot
  • The car is sat on its original wheels
  • Cintgurato tyres were recently replaced
  • The sills and arches are in good, solid order
  • Some very light surface corrosion underneath - nothing of any concern
  • For a Fiat of this period, it’s in excellent order through and through

The Mechanics 

  • 479cc I2 powerplant
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Braking, steering and suspension have been recently overhauled
  • This is the earliest spec of the 500, and effort has been made to keep it original
  • Engine bay is in excellent order with solid floors
  • We’ve not been informed of any leaks, knocks, bangs or smoke
  • The car is reportedly starting, running, shifting and braking as expected

Summary

This is a simply remarkable example of the Fiat 500 - with plenty of originality on display, a desirable colour scheme and a good paperwork file. With its early period features and nicely-presented interior, any Topolino aficionado should clamour for this example. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1959
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 500
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 57,680 Kilometres
  • Engine size 479
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Roncade
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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