Lot 309 - 1972 Fiat 500 Lusso
|Chassis Number||110F 2441440|
|Engine Number||110F 0002321417|
|Odometer reading||89,523 km|
|Result||Sold - £7,056|
Despite its diminutive size, the 500, first introduced in 1957 with its small 479cc, two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, proved to be an enormously practical and popular car throughout Europe, capturing the hearts and minds of the public. The 'L' or Lusso was manufactured between 1968 and 1972 and featured a much more up to date interior including a renewed dashboard that gave the 500 a more modern feel.
This lovely example was once owned by an elderly Italian Gentleman who, before he passed away, gave the little Fiat to his son. He stored it in a barn in Northern Italy and there it lay until being discovered in 2015. When the car was pulled from the barn, it was found to be in remarkably sound and rust free condition apart from being covered in dust and having a few dents and scratches. There are photographs of this resurrection held within the history file. In 2016, it was restored to the condition you see today. As is typical of many Italian motorcars, there is little documentation of the works but, we are informed, that at the time, the engine, brakes and suspension (including kingpins) were overhauled as well as a full refinish in its original colour. As may be expected, the coachwork is very good and is complemented by a lovely tan interior. Recently imported into the UK, this Fiat 500 is offered with an MoT test certificate valid until July 2018 and with a UK registration and document. With this being the 60th anniversary of the little Fiat, what better way to celebrate than to have the opportunity to bid on such a pretty car.
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