Lot 190 - 1969 Fiat 500L Abarth Recreation
|Odometer reading||18,800 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,288|
The Italian performance and racing car company was founded by Austrian-Italian Carlo Abarth and Italian Armando Scagliarini in Turin in 1949. Abarth were later known for producing various tuning kits for road vehicles, mainly for Fiat. Today, genuine Abarth motor cars and performance parts are sought after by collectors worldwide.
This delightful Abarth recreation is presented with the attractive colour combination of a dark blue coachwork and contrasting red trim. Originally registered in Italy, this 500L was exported to Ireland in the spring of 2011 where the Abarth modification works were carried out. The engine, a 650cc unit, has an Abarth rocker box and sump and is mated to an all-synchromesh gearbox. Further additions include an Abarth steering wheel, alloy wheels with new tyres and Abarth style flared steel wheel arches. Other works carried out at this time include new brake system, wheel cylinders and final drive half shafts. The Fiat was then imported into the UK in the beginning of 2017 whereby the registration authorities inspected it and subsequently approved the UK registration on 1st June 2017. Importantly, the correct chassis and engine numbers, as well as the 650cc capacity, are recorded upon the UK V5 registration document. On inspection of the car, the recent full body re-spray looks resplendent and benefits from a folding/sliding sunroof for those sunny days. The interior is in very good order throughout and includes a Panasonic radio. On a recent test, the 500 drove very well; the larger 650cc engine coming into its own whilst the braking system pulled it to a halt in a confident manner. The accompanying file includes the original Italian registration and certificate of ownership documents, an MoT test certificate valid until April 2018 and various invoices. The original 500cc engine, steel wheels with tyres, steering wheel and alternative performance exhaust are also supplied with the car. As well as looking very pretty, this little Abarth is also somewhat practical with the larger engine, and takes up very minimal storage space - we anticipate keen interest at the sale.
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