Lot 109 - 1973 Fiat 500F
|Odometer reading||49,350 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,471|
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 lovely example is presented in red with a black interior and comes with the desirable fold back sunroof and has been in the present vendor’s ownership for the last five years. The car is an original right hand drive UK import from Sicily and had a full engine rebuild at 49,234 miles in August 2017. Its current mileage is believed to be genuine and in 2015 this charming Fiat was resprayed in Fiat/Lancia Red 176/A Passionale which looks great. The car has a new carburettor, coil, ignition leads, distributor cap, fuel pump, battery and brake shoes. It also has a new petrol tank with sender unit and fuel line and is tax and MoT test certificate exempt.
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