Classic 1968 Fiat 500, rebuilt and restored, drives perfectly, rust-free!
Price: - Item location: Venice, California, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Fiat
- Model: 500
- SubModel: Restored, reliable and fun!
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: .
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 45,000
- VIN: 110F2210471
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 500cc
- Number of cylinders: 2
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Options: Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Fiat 500 Restored, reliable and fun!Fresh restoration, reat driving!
1970 Fiat 500 Coupe
Chassis number: 1918988
A replacement for Fiat's much-loved 500 'Topolino', he Nuova 500 debuted in 1957. A radical departure from its predecessor's essentially pre-war design, IAT's new baby featured unitary construction, n opening fabric roof and all-independent suspension. Carried at the rear, he half-liter engine was an air-cooled overhead-valve twin. The basic 500's austerity was not well received, owever, rompting the introduction of a revised and better equipped version endowed with refinements such as hubcaps, ind-down windows, pholstered rear seat and column-mounted switchgear stalks. This process of step-by-step improvement would continue throughout the 500's life.
The car offered here of 1969 vintage was subject to a comprehensive restoration. Starting with a rust-free original car, t was stripped for a re-paint in the original colour, hich could best be described as an orangey-coral. The car shows no sign of ever having been in an accident and panel fit is consistent and excellent throughout. All Brightwork is very good, he glass is excellent, nd the car rides on nicely restored silver-painted wheels shod with good tires. The odometer reads 72,626km (45,000 miles) and from looking at the tell-tale parts of the car, elieve that it could be original mileage.
The stylish nero (black) interior was fully refurbished and remains in excellent condition throughout. Dash and panels are all excellent, nd the seats are unmarked, nd feel fresh, ew and comfortable. The carpet shows a little wear.
The car is simply a blast to drive! The rebuilt two-cylinder engine starts easily, dles perfectly and offers great, esponsive power from all of its 500cc! It accelerates well by even modern eco-box standards and will happily cruise at freeway speeds. The 4-speed shifts perfectly through an excellent clutch. It feels bright and eager to run. I would genuinely drive it anywhere without consideration and have great fun doing it!
Brakes are great, s is the light and balanced steering, nd the suspension has no untoward creaks or squeaks. It handles as well as any Italian car should.
All electrical systems work perfectly and a brand new battery was just installed. The engine compartment could do with detailing.
This is a great opportunity to buy a turn-key icon of Italian motoring and enduring symbol of "la dolce vita", hich seats four comfortably and garners attention, aves and cheers wherever it goes. Not to mention, hat it is a piece of cake to park and about as cheap to run as you can get!!