Lot 231 - 1963 Fiat 500D Transformabile
|Estimate||£14,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £18,112|
- Excellent restored condition
- Desirable suicide door, open top example
- UK Registered
Introduced in 1957, the Fiat 500 Nuova may be considered one of the first small city cars. Fiat produced their famous 'suicide door' 500 D from 1960-1965. This was also available with the trasformabile (transformable) roof that folds all the way back down to the engine bay and was only available in left hand drive format. This combination of fully convertible roof and suicide doors is very rare now and has become the most collectable version of the 500.
This wonderfully presented example has been restored to a very high standard and as such presents in excellent condition. Uprated with a 650cc engine, synchromesh gearbox, electric push button starter and front disc brakes. Reported by the vendor to drive exceptionally well it has been used regularly on high days and holidays during his tenure. The bodywork shows no noticeable scratches, dents or corrosion and the interior is very well indeed. Finished with a set of period-correct 12” steel wheels with chrome hub caps, this delightful example is offered with sundry invoices, certificate of origin, and the UK V5 registration document. This desirable ‘suicide door’ trasformabile example is sure to be huge amounts of fun for the new owner in the coming summer months!
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