Lot 230 - 1969 Fiat 500L
|Odometer reading||31,192 km|
|Result||Sold - £6,720|
The Fiat 500 was produced between 1957 and 1975 with limited production of the Fiat 500K estate continuing until 1977. Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular car throughout Europe capturing the hearts and minds of the public. Launched as the Nuova 500, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. They only measured three metres long and were 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. The 'L' or Lussopenultimate model like the one offered here today, was produced between 1968 and 1972 and featured a much modernised interior including a renewed dashboard which brought the car up to date. Greater comfort and style were provided in this new model for the new generation.
This lovely white example of one of these iconic little Italian cars, was the subject of a full restoration by Auto Caliandro in Puglia, Italy which included an engine rebuild and all mechanics in 2015/2016. It was then imported into the UK in 2016 when the owner had the car dated by the Fiat 500 Enthusiasts' Club. It is presented in gleaming white with a black interior and comes with a historical Italian stamped ownership document. A really fun runabout, economical and practical, and loved by many present and past Formula One drivers.