Lot 239 - 1972 Fiat 500 Cabriolet
|Odometer reading||8,900 km|
|Result||Sold - £16,520|
The Fiat 500 was produced between 1957 and 1975 with limited production of the Fiat 500 K Estate continuing until 1977. Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular car throughout Europe capturing the hearts and minds of the public. Launched as the Nuova 500, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. They only measured three metres long and were 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.
On a kilo for kilo basis, this fabulous little Fiat 500 Supern convertible must be about as much fun as any car can be and perfect for the small streets and summer motoring. A showstopper that the vendor informs brings people out of shops and restaurants to take pictures and elicits waves from just about every passing car. Finished in beautiful unmarked yellow paintwork, we are informed this car has been fastidiously rebuilt with the engine sporting 695cc and an exhaust note to turn heads. The conversion by Supern was carried out in Germany and coupled to a total engine rebuild with new pistons, sports camshaft, electronic ignition, reinforced driveshafts and disc brakes to ensure the lively performance is kept in check. This car is unique and will certainly be the centre of attention, no matter the Ferraris and McLaren’s are parked alongside.
Guide Price £13,000 - £17,000
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