1972 Fiat 500
- Recently just imported from Italy- Fully restored and runs flawlessly- Original interior all body panels are nice and tight.- Open sunroof- Great running and driving Iconic Micro CarWith the post-war motoring public in Italy clamoring for an affordable car to use around town Fiat came to market with the 500 series introduced on July 4 1957. Throughout this little car's run improvements were being constantly engineered into the car. In production up to 1975 the 500s were extremely popular and today remain one of the icons of post-war Italy. Measuring just three inches under 10-feet from bumper to bumper the 500 was able to carry two passengers comfortably a bit of luggage and when properly configured an additional pair of children.In 1968 the 500L was introduced the "L" representing the Lusso package a slight upgrade in sound deadening materials plus cosmetic improvements. Sometimes the brunt of a joke or two the little Fiat 500s are beloved by those who knew them as their first car and have been coveted by celebrities around the world. Despite the inexpensive purchase price they really were quite well-engineered and put together and this example has been restored with an eye toward authenticity. Starting with a solid original example only a minor amount of work was needed before the fresh Saffron Yellow paint was applied to the inside and outside. Interior appointments are basic but it does feature the updated instrument panel that was part of the Lusso package. Mechanically these cars can keep up with freeway traffic in the 60-65 mph range but with their design being aimed at "around town" users when the speeds are lower they can average up to 30 miles to the gallon. With the 'constant mesh' transmission shifting is effortless and this example is reported to be easy to start easy to shift and is no doubt easy to fall in love with. This one-owner Lusso also has the classic Fiat removable soft roof panel new carpets and rubber components.Microcars have become a major part of the collector-car hobby and as more people discover the simple and affordable fun these vehicles offer the values will surely continue to rise. Now is the time to discover what all the buzz is about and give one a try as this Fiat 500-Lusso is certain to draw a crowd whereever it goes even in your own driveway when the neighbors see the prize you scored.May be able to help with shipping in the USA and Internationally.