Lot 124 - 1970 Fiat 500L
|Odometer reading||43,522 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,320|
- Extensive restoration
- In very good condition throughout
- UK registered
Designed by Dante Giacosa, the Fiat 500 was produced between 1957 and 1975 with limited production of the Fiat 500K estate continuing until 1977. 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. 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. The 'L' or Lusso was manufactured between 1968 and 1972 and featured a much more up to date interior including a renewed dashboard that gave the 500 a more modern feel.
This wonderful example was extensively restored in Italy before being imported into the UK in 2020. The current vendor has kept the car in a dehumidified garage and has used the car occasionally. The Fiat looks superb and is reported to drive very well indeed and comes with a history file containing sundry invoices and its current UK registration document. This is a fun and wonderfully presented car for a modest outlay with the added bonus of taking little space in the garage!
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