Lot 311 - 1970 Fiat 500
|Odometer reading||99,239 km|
|Estimate||£6,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £4,928|
The Fiat 500 was produced by the Italian car makers between 1957 and 1975, with limited production of the Fiat 500K estate continuing until 1977. It was designed by Dante Giacosa and, despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe capturing the hearts and minds of the public. Launched as the Nuova (new) 500, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only three metres long, and originally powered by a tiny 479cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term 'small car' and is considered one of the first city cars.
This smashing little lefthand drive car, freshly painted in white, is a real head turner and would make a very comfortable, quirky, and economical car for using around town. The interior is finished in black and is complemented by a sunroof. The car is not a show winner as she stands, but it would take little effort from a new owner to raise the car to that standard if they so wished. Although there is little history we can offer, a recent MoT test certificate has been issued, thus enabling the car to be registered on UK registration plates and making this an attractive acquisition for someone seeking that little bit of Italian flair.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.