You cannot not love the Fiat 500. It was produced between 1957
and 1975 with limited production of the Fiat 500K estate continuing
until 1977 and was designed by Dante Giacosa. 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 479cc two-cylinder, air-cooled
engine, the 500 redefined the term 'small car' and is considered
one of the first city cars. With numerous variations available
since its inception, the shape and appeal has remained roughly the
same and its desirability and 'smiles-per-mile' easily parallels
the British Mini.
Acquired through a classic car dealer who, in turn, bought it as
a set of three from P.D.H. Fiat, (Hassocks) a franchised Fiat
dealership, it was on display there since 2003 and has since been
thoroughly enjoyed. Obviously, a certain amount of re-commissioning
had to take place but it now benefits from a full service, fresh
tyres and a full one year MoT test certificate. The overall
condition is sound, with good paint and brand new headlight rims.
The interior is all in good order with the additional bonus of the
desirable circular dash-mounted speedometer. Offered without
reserve, this 500F can be driven home immediately.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170