Lot 113 - 1971 Fiat 500 L
|Odometer reading||11,413 km|
|Estimate||£4,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,880|
The Fiat 500 was produced 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 fabulous little 500 Lusso, offered in lovely red coachwork, was first registered in Belgium in 1971 and, after spells in Holland and Ireland, is now residing here in London. This example has been subject to a recent recondition with works including new rear window rubbers and new rear bumper along with a re-built carburettor; invoices for which amounted to in excess of £2,000. The history file contains Irish registration documents and copy of previous Dutch registration papers together with bills for works since 2013. We are informed this Fiat runs as sweetly as you would expect and, mechanically, a genuine 9/10! The current owner has also obtained a certificate of provenance from the Fiat 500 club confirming its build date. It has been lovingly cared for since its purchase resulting in a very attractive proposition and priced very competitively for a very collectable example of the Fiat 500.
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