1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Mare Spiaggina Jolly Cabriolet Cabri

Price: US $4,600.00 Item location: Kearny, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: 500
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Fiat 500C Topolino
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 750
  • Color: Brown and beige
  • Engine size: 4 Cylinder 570 CC
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1953 Fiat 500

1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Mare Spiaggina Jolly
Chassis number: 250499


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, we 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, South America, Japan, Asia, and Australia. Just send us an email.

We accept payments through bank wires. Only deposit with paypal. Thank you

For info: my website fiat500vintage.com - email: zara@torella.it

History(from Wikipedia)

The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. Launched in 1937, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. It was equipped with a 569cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted in front of the front axle,[3](later an overhead valve motor) and so was a full-scale car rather than acyclecar. The radiator was located behind the engine which made possible a lowered aerodynamic nose profile at a time when competitors had a flat, nearly vertical grille.The shape of the car's front allowed exceptional forward visibility.

Rear suspension initially used quarter-elliptic rear springs, but buyers frequently squeezed four or five people into the nominally two-seater car, and in later models the chassis was extended at the rear to allow for more robust semi-elliptic springs.

With horsepower of about 13bhp,its top speed was about 53mph (85km/h), and it could achieve about 39.2 miles per US gallon (6.00L/100km; 47.1mpg-imp). The target price given when the car was planned was 5,000 lire.In the event the price at launch was 9,750 lirethough the decade was one of falling prices in several part of Europe and later in the 1930s the Topolino was sold for about 8,900lire. Despite being more expensive than first envisioned, the car was competitively priced.Nearly 520,000 were sold.

Three models were produced. Model A and B shared the same body, only the engine of model B had 16hp, vs. 13hp of Model A. Model A was produced from 1937 to 1948, while B was produced in 1948 and 1949. Model A was offered as a 2-doorcoupè, 2-doorcabrioletand a 2-doorvan,while Model B also introduced a 3-doorestateunder the name 500 B Giardinetta ("estate car"). Model C was introduced in 1949 with a restyled body and the same engine as Model B, and was offered in 2-doorcoupè, 2-doorcabriolet, 3-doorestateand 2-doorvanversions. In 1952, Giardinetta was renamed Belvedere ("A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area", referring to its sunroof). Model C was produced until 1955.

The car for sale was produced in Italy in 1958 and had a complete mechanical and body work restoration in 2014 in Caserta (Italy). The brown 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, this very nice car was valued over EURO 45,000.

Since its 2014 restoration, the car has covered only 750 km. It runs perfectly, with all switches and gauges working properly, it is a great fun to drive, and it is a great attention getter. The car is also registered with ASI, the official Italian Historic Vehicle Register that accepts only vehicles with 100% original parts, and high standard renovations.

Very important info section

Payments and confidence in us:

I understand why you want to pay by paypal, but I right now I have a restriction on the account, despite working for over 10 years with PayPal, with this new car business, they release the funds after 45 days of payment. This is not acceptable.If you buy the car, you have to pay me by bank transfer, of which I will send you all the complete data.

If it is an issue of trust, below you I point all the tracings of containers containing more than 30 cars shipped to the United States from December to now. Then I point to the name and all my information and my Broker in New York. You can call to get information about me.

My shipments from December 2015 to date. Each container contains or 3 or 4 cars. On request I can provide the detailed embarkation statement with the data of the loaded car:

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It is in preparation for an expedition in Australia and one in Hawaii. We can ship worldwide. Everywhere where there is a large port.

This is the broker in New York that you can contact if you want to ask questions about us and precisely on the expeditions that I, Mascione Bernardina do with them:

Rosario Cordaro

Account Executive

Cordaro Shipping Co, Inc.

119 North Park Avenue, Suite 300

Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Tel: 516-255-1970


Fax: 516-255-0196

e-mail: rosarioc@cordaroshipping.com

on request I can provide the phone number of some customers who have already received the car from us.

my company:

Mascione Bernardina d.i.

Via Garibaldi, 72 / E

86028 - Torella del Sannio (CB)


tel 0039 3398094090 - 0039 087476298

email: zara@torella.it - info@fiat500vintage.com

website: triple w.fiat500vintage.com

On request we can provide other info and more photos.

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MODEL OVERVIEW1958 Fiat 500 Topolino Info
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  • $53,800Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."$35,700#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, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no 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."
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  • $15,200#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or 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.
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