Lot 265 - 1966 Fiat 500F
|Odometer reading||80,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,520|
- A genuine UK righthand drive example
- Interesting and famous ownership
- Recent battery and MoT test certificate
We are pleased to offer this 1966 Fiat 500F that was purchased by Lady Weinberg, also known as Anouska Hempel, during 2010. Formerly an actress, Anouska Hempel is well known as the founder of four boutique hotels, including Blakes Hotel in South Kensington, London and today, she is a talented designer, hotelier and restaurateur with an international reputation for excellence. Her good friend, Sir David Tang, the businessman, philanthropist and socialite,was also an owner of this little Fiat.
Offered without a reserve, the coachwork is presented in black and is fitted with the standard sunroof, as fitted to all of the ‘F’ models and complemented by a set of Abarth style alloy wheels. The Fiat does show some signs that it has sat in storage for some while, however, we are advised that it does drives very well. This may be down to the fact that the car has been upgraded with the later and larger 650cc engine and all synchromesh gearbox that provides more pulling power over the original 500 units. On the inside, the white interior, with its black piping is attractive and is fitted with an Abarth style alloy steering wheel and battery cut out switch for extra security and battery protection. We are advised that this Fiat 500 will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate, a new battery and its history file that includes a UK V5 registration document, old MoT test certificates, various invoices and a cherished vehicle valuation certificate. This little Fiat is chic, stylish and perfect perhaps for those Knightsbridge sojourns or a visit to your favourite boutique hotel?
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.