1974 Fiat 120 Nuova 500 Giardiniera Lux amaranth

Price: US $1,325.00 Item location: Kearny, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: 500
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Fiat 120 Nuova 500 Giardiniera
  • Year: 1974
  • Mileage: 1,000
  • Color: amaranth
  • Engine size: 2 Cylinder 499 CC
  • Number of cylinders: 2
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: beige
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Fiat 500

1974 Fiat 120 Nuova 500 Giardiniera Lux amaranth
Chassis number: 302185


The car is currently in Italy but custom clearance and shipping to New York are included in the final selling price. Once payment is settled, e will take care at our own expenses of shipping the car with a container to the port of New York. Customs clearance will also be at our expense and a full set of original documents will be provided to insure a quick registration with the US DOT. The buyer will only have to take care of shipping from our warehouse in New Jersey to the final destination in the US. Delivery time to New Jersey is estimated to be between 20 to 30 days from payment.

We will be glad to provide quotes for shipping in Europe, outh America, apan, sia, nd Australia. Just send us an email.

We accept payments through PayPal, r bank wires.

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from Wikipedia:

TheAutobianchi Bianchinais aminicarproduced by theItalianautomakerAutobianchi, ased on theFiat 500. It was available in various configurations:Berlina(saloon),Cabriolet(roadster),Trasformabile(convertible),Panoramica(station wagon), ndFurgoncino(van). The car was presented to the public on 16 September 1957 at theMuseum of Science and Technologyin Milan.

Initially, he car was equipped with the smallest Fiat engine, ir-cooled 479cc producing 15PS (11kW). In 1959, he engine power was increased to 17PS (13kW) and in 1960, he cabriolet version was launched.

In the same year, he Trasformabile, hose engine cylinder capacity was increased to 499 cc (18hp), as made available in a Special version with bicolour paint and an engine enhanced to 21PS (15kW). Transformabile featured fixed B-pillar and partial roof, s the rest of the opening was covered with foldable fabric hood. Cabriolet version had no B-pillar. Also this was the only version to featuresuicide doors. In 1962, he Trasformabile was replaced by a four-seat saloon. The engine and chassis were the same as in the Trasformabile.

The car for sale was produced in Italy in 1974 and had a complete mechanical and body work restoration in 2014 in Potenza - (Italy). The beige lather interior was also re-done in 2014. This was a very meticulous and chomprehensive renovation and the end-result is spectacular. At a recent event, his unique car was valued over EURO 24,000.

Since its 2014 restoration, he car has covered only 1,000 km. It runs perfectly, ith all switches and gauges working properly, t is a great fun to drive, nd it is a great attention getter. The car is also registered with ASI, he official Italian Historic Vehicle Register that accepts only vehicles with 100% original parts, nd high standard renovations.

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The value of this car for hagerty.com

MODEL OVERVIEWThe Fiat 500 of 1957 was Italy’s answer to the Volkswagen Beetle. Philosophically, he Nuova (new) 500 was the descendant of the 1936 Topolino (Little Mouse) but it was even smaller, ith only a 72-inch wheelbase. The pre-war Topolino had a front-mounted four-cylinder engine of 570 cc and it was water-cooled, hile the 1957 Nuova 500 boasted a rear-mounted, ertical two-cylinder, ir-cooled engine.

The Nuova 500’s engine displaced 479 cc, nd developed 13 horsepower, nd the car rode on independent suspension. The gearbox was un-synchronized and required skill and double-clutching to negotiate successfully. Initially with two seats, nd a soft top which included a plastic back window that rolled down, he 500 was able to deliver 50 mpg with a top speed of 50 mph.

Representing the smallest possible family vehicle, he little Fiat 500 joined the slightly larger water-cooled 600 and the Vespa and Lambretta scooters in putting many Italians back on the roads following World War II. Almost immediately, pen beach car versions of both models with wicker seats – Fiat Jollys – were launched, nd proved a huge hit.

When the 500D model was introduced in 1960, t had gained a small back seat and the engine size was boosted to 499 cc. It developed 17 horsepower, ut the little car still took 59 seconds to get to 50 mph. The back window was now fixed and the soft top only opened to top of the window.

The little 500 got a station wagon variation in 1960, he Giardiniera. The wheelbase was extended by four inches and the engine laid on its side, nder a trap door in the rear floor. The rear door was side-hinged and the sunroof was full-length. After 1968, hese were built by Autobianchi and badged as such, nd they were built until 1977, utlasting the sedan.

The 1965 Fiat 500F gained forward-hinged doors a bigger windshield and plusher interior, ut still rolled on tiny 12-inch tires. The 500L of 1968 was a luxury edition and cars from 1972 had a 594 cc engine.

The Fiat 500 was always a huge seller in Europe, ith nearly 3.5 million in 18 years, ut they were not sold in the U.S. after 1961, ince a 9-foot 9 inch-long, 070-pound car with a 50 mph top speed was too frightening to contemplate on American roads. Genuine U.S. imports are easy to recognize since they had seven-inch headlights grafted onto the nose, eplacing the five-inch European lights.

Fiat Jollys tend to be the most collectible variant of the 500 series, nd they typically bring strong money, specially at auction. Giardinieras are generally the next most sought-after 500. Outside of accident damage, hich is usually terminal, he Fiat 500’s big enemy is rust, ith floors being particularly problematic. With so many Fiat 500s built, arts aren’t too difficult to find, owever the youngest 500 you can buy is now 37 years old, nd finding a good one could be a challenge.

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Current Values
  • #1 Concours$34,400Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, n the right colors, riving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, he vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, nd materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
  • $26,000#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, ut will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, hrome, lass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, o unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent."
  • $19,600#3 vehicles could possess some, ut not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, ut they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, orrect interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, ut might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, nd the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
  • $12,500#4 vehicles are daily drivers, ith flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, he windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, nd perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, here applicable, ight be present. No major parts are missing, ut the wheels could differ from the originals, r other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. "Fair" is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
  • this car auction is grade 2-Value 26.000$