1971 Fiat 500
Year of manufacture1971
Mileage27 140 km / 16 865 mi
The car was restored in 2018 and always kept in the garage, with beautifully polished and well-preserved paintwork.
This 500 is a true one-off which was produced in approximately 3000 units, of which only a few hundred were fitted with a double ripple closed roof with built-in spoiler.
The first number plates and logbook are present, with only three previous owners.
No rust is present. Several photos of the complete restoration executed by the previous owner are included, showing that a significant internal and external insulation treatment has been carried out since the bodywork at the time was not covered by galvanisation.
The electrical system is original and has undergone some essential interventions to make it functional.
The car is equipped with the legendary 595 engine with a synchronised gearbox, which enhances its performance and the sporting purpose for which it was designed.
The steering wheel and gear knob are made of heather wood and are of the original Racing type.
The extensive chrome plating on the car is the signature style of this
highly-valuable model and is as good as brand new. There are neither scratches nor dents on the bumpers and hubcaps.
The chrome strips enrich the already very appealing design. The wheel studs are of premium quality, nowadays unavailable even in the most prestigious spare parts fairs; they are made from a single die-cast aluminium.
The front screen, still original, shows some signs of wear. A modern reproduction can be provided on request.
The last photo shows an imperceptible distortion that can only be seen from particular angles.
The interior is a magnificent snapshot of the era — a genuine brown lounge with chrome panelling and upholstered seats that are entirely different from standard seats. The entire interior of the roof is covered with an elegant microperforated fabric.
On-board instrumentation is purely specific to this model. No sheet metal is exposed on the dashboard, which is upholstered in an elegant sports panel featuring a
remarkable speedometer and surrounding controls.
Also, the steering lock and the recessed rear windows are uncommon and sought-after accessories.
Upon sale, the car will come with a two-year service and registration on the ASI's historical record.
Transfer of ownership and other export papers will be at the buyer's expense.
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