Lot 201 - 1966 Fiat 500
|Odometer reading||87,415 km|
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,824|
The Nuova 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa, the man also responsible for its predecessor, the Cinquecento or Topolino (little mouse) as the public immediately christened it. The Nuova is a masterpiece of packaging; the rear-wheel drive, rear-engined layout leaving a remarkably uncluttered cabin with adequate room for four passengers, despite the diminutive length of just 9.7ft. At its introduction in 1957, the little Fiat was powered by a twin-cylinder engine of 479cc and just 13bhp but by the time of the later 500 F the capacity had grown to 499cc and the output to 22bhp - sufficient for a maximum speed of around 60mph combined with a fuel consumption of over 50mpg.
Originally registered in Siena, Italy in 1966, this Fiat 500 was imported into the UK in June 1999. The original Italian registration document is supplied with this quirky but quaint car. The grey paintwork is in good order as is the interior, although the drivers' seat trim could do with some attention. The 499cc engine runs well and we are advised she drives with no known faults. This lefthand drive Fiat is fitted with a sunroof and is attractively priced given the estimate.
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