Lot 183 - 1971 Fiat 500L
|Odometer reading||75,973 km|
|Result||Sold - £4,811|
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 lovely iconic Italian runabout was fully restored including all mechanics and a full engine rebuild by Gesuino Pezzolla in Puglia, Italy in 2015/2016. The car was then subsequently imported into the UK in 2016 by the present owner who informs us that it has been dated by the Fiat 500 Enthusiasts' Club. It is presented in dark blue with black/white interior and comes with an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2017. These are still revered by top Formula One racing drivers including Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello who each own one.