Lot 260 - 1972 Fiat 500F
|Odometer reading||42,831 miles|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
The Fiat 500 was produced by the Italian car makers 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 delightfully handsome Fiat was originally registered in the UK on 17th November 1972 and is a genuine righthand drive, one lady owner example. The original service book is present as is the warranty voucher. Having been used only sparingly until the mid 80’s, a starter motor fault developed and the car was put into storage. She has recently been re-commissioned by a respected classic car specialist and benefits from having had a complete brake overhaul including new master and wheel cylinders, hoses and brake shoes. A new starter motor has also been fitted, as has a new battery and sunroof cover. A registration document accompanies MGY 916L and we are advised she will have a full years MoT test certificate. Fiat 500’s are always popular, however a one owner, low mileage and righthand drive model such as this is sure to have a great appeal.
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