1969 Fiat 600
1969 Fiat 600. No reserve. This vehicle was purchased by me in Aachen, Germany in 2000 from a German Fiat enthusiast who told me he was the second owner of the vehicle. The car was partially restored by the second owner sometime in the 1990s (i.e., possibly fresh exterior paint and new rubber around the front and rear windows, new seat or recovered seats, etc.). Mileage is unknown (although the odometer currently reads 20,836 km). This vehicle has always been garaged since I purchased it. A few months ago I had the engine completely gone through and totally rebuilt by Shade Tree Enginetrics of Nevada, Texas (probably the premier vintage Fiat engine rebuilder in the USA). While an engine rebuild was not required, it was done to ensure this car would be in good running condition for its next 50 years of life (and while parts are still readily available). The engine rebuild included boiling of the block, resurfacing and bead blasting of the head, new pistons, new valves and springs, new water pump, new fuel pump and filter, new clutch, new pressure plate, new engine seals, new hoses, new points and condenser, new distributor cap and rotor, and other new parts. Many old parts were saved (e.g, the pistons and water pump). The crankshaft, rods, pistons and flywheel were balanced and coated for good measure. The radiator was cored, boiled and pressure tested. A car jacket, two sets of floor mats, a spare set of wheels and tires, repair and other manuals, and many spare parts (including a new carburetor and new coil) are included (see photos). In view of the many parts and spares being provided with the vehicle, the seller will not take the considerable amount of time that would be required to itemize each such part or spare. Instead, potential buyers are respectfully referred to the photos and this text for this information. Since the engine rebuild, approximately 200 miles have been put on the car. All brake lines have recently been bled, and the transmission fluid changed. A new transmission rear seal and bearing was installed when the engine was reinstalled. There are a few small niggling details remaining for the new owner to take care of: One of the seals for the rear axle appears to have a tiny leak of transmission fluid, and one of the front wing window latches needs to be re-glued. There is no rust anywhere on the body that I can find (see photos). A lot of money, time and love have been spent on this car, and it is undoubtedly one of the finer examples of a Fiat 600 in the USA. No warranty of any kind is provided with this vehicle -- it is being sold strictly "as is." PLEASE DO NOT BID ON THIS VEHICLE UNLESS YOU WILL FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE PURCHASE. Full payment in cash or by wire transfer is required within 7 days of the auction's close. Cashiers checks, other checks, or other forms of payment will not be accepted due to the potential of fraud. Buyer to make arrangements for payment and pick-up that are acceptable to the seller within 4 days of the auction's close. Full payment due within 7 days of the auction's close; seller reserves the right to terminate the sale in its entirety if full payment acceptable to the seller has not been received within 7 days of the auction's close.