Chassis n° 110F5104449
Engine n°126A5.000 0033031
- Superb restoration
- Clever improvements
- Very unique model
- No reserve
In 1957 the "Piccola great car" was launched by Fiat which gave wheels to all of Italy, and the car became very popular, that attracted people from all walks of life thanks to its irresistible aesthetics and the simplicity of its mechanicals. Today it has reached the status of a must for car collections, and attracts the friendly look of everyone. The final version of the 500 called L for luxury, had a distinctive finish that was more upmarket. It is equipped with protective tubes on the bumper with a ring in chrome and the custodians and is available in black. Inside is also more carefully made the dashboard features antireflection treatment and comes from the 850 with 'flying' spokes for the steering wheel in black metal that is chic and sporty. Seatbacks became adjustable and improved both comfort and ingress to the rear. These improvements were very welcome and sales exploded for this charming little city car that remained in production until 1975, for 18 years!
The Fiat 500 we are offering is unique. Completely redone by the engineer of an important collector from Milan, in the spirit of what Vicarage do to Jaguars, this 'a la carte' customization, combines improvements, modernization and the use of quality materials. The red leather interior is thus lavish and has been executed by a top class Italian upholsterer. The dashboard has been prepared in the style of what Abarth. Moreover, several upgrades have been added, such as power windows.
The better Engine from a Fiat 126 have also been tuned and the car is now a real little bomb that can easily keep up with modern traffic. In its metallic green hue so distinctive, the Fiat 500 which can be used like any modern car, and will not fail to seduce collectors who want to enjoy a 'classic' without bothering about its practicality, specifically such a car that is one of the iconic cars of the 20th century.