Lot 209 - 1971 Fiat 500L Abarth Recreation
|Odometer reading||65,652 km|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
The Fiat 500 surely needs little introduction. Suffice to say that this compact car became ripe for tuning with Abarth leading the way in converting them into successful fast road and racing cars of the period. With genuine Abarth models now seeing some extraordinary prices, it is no surprise that many have been converted to replicate these versions of the Fiat 500.
This lovely Fiat 500 L was discovered in Parma, Northern Italy in early 2017 and imported into the UK later in October. The Fiat was found to be in remarkable condition; easily confirmed by an overall inspection of the coachwork and, in particular, we encourage you to take a look at the undersides whose condition reflects that of the topsides. Mechanically, the car drives very well, the 499cc engine mated to an all-synchromesh 4-speed gearbox, feeling more powerful than a standard car. The brakes have been overhauled and new shock absorbers fitted all around. Further works include modification to an Abarth Recreation which involved over £1,500 of specialist parts being used and included Jaeger instruments, wheels, exhaust, rocker cam cover, fuel tank, sump, grill, open engine cover modification and mirrors. The original odometer reads 65652km; however, with the fitment of the new Jaeger odometer, the reading is now zero miles. This Fiat 500 will arrive at the sale with an MoT test certificate valid until November 2018 and a UK registration. Finished in the attractive combination of Fiat white with contrasting red interior, this is an exquisite example that has been very well executed; a fact that the true enthusiast will surely not miss.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.