Lot 212 - 1969 Fiat 500L
|Odometer reading||29,370 km|
|Result||Sold - £8,736|
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 meters 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 righthand drive, low mileage Fiat 500L was supplied new in the UK in 1969 to Julie Yvonne Alexander an actress who appeared in the early St. Trinian's film and has been in her family ownership until very recently, this is verified by the registration document. Finished in maroon with black interior, this Fiat 500L is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate which expires in October 2017 and a history file including MoT certificates which confirm the mileage. Fiats 500 have enjoyed a huge increase in popularity over recent years and are an ideal introduction into classic car ownership, being cheap to run with excellent availability of spare parts. They also take up very little space!
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.