The Fiat 500 was a city car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1957 and 1975. Launched as the Nuova 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 9 feet 9 inches long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars. The L or Lusso (1968–1972), was the penultimate model, the main change for the L is a much modernised interior, including a renewed dashboard which brought the Fiat 500 up to date. Greater comfort and style were provided in this new model for the new generation.
This is an original Italian Classic Fiat 500 with all the original Italian paperwork that has been restored and modestly upgraded by Giannantonio Racing Cars in Popoli Italy. (www.racingcarsgiannantonio.it)
This car has been in the vendors wife's family for a number of years, and they decided to have it modestly restored and then imported it into the UK in 2016. It has absolutely no rust, is in amazing condition, and drives and runs perfectly.
The car has a very nice newly rebuild 650cc engine put in by Giannantonio and develops good power and drives wonderfully. The suspension is all new and of original Abarth specification as are many of the other parts. The work was carried out by Giannantonio in 2015 before the vendor imporred the car to the UK, at a cost in excess of £5,000.
The vendor intended to keep the car in the UK and use it, but with no garage, he feels it would be a shame to keep it on the road.
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