Estimated at £9,000 - £11,000
Registration No: DXD 867
Chassis No: 013307
Introduced in 1936, the Fiat 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa and Antonio Fessia. Positioning its 569cc four-cylinder engine ahead of the front wheels’ axis not only allowed the newcomer to accommodate four people within a diminutive 6ft 7in wheelbase but also saw it nicknamed Topolino (Mickey Mouse in Italian). More advanced than many rivals, the Fiat featured independent front suspension, 12-volt electrics, four-speed all-synchromesh transmission and fixed roof rails with a roll-back canvas top (the latter facilitating al fresco motoring). Reputedly capable of 55mph and 45-50mpg, the 500’s UK price tag of £120 was barely more than that of an Austin Seven. A deservedly strong seller, some 112,000 were produced before the model underwent its first major revision in 1948.
Entered from a large private collection of micro and bubble cars, this delightful Topolino was supplied new to the UK in right-hand-drive, being registered on 19th March 1937. Reportedly the subject of much past restoration work, the more recent fettling has seen it completely rewired and engine refreshing. Finished in Cream over Dark Green – a colour scheme that accentuates its lines beautifully. Potentially Mille Miglia Storica eligible should one be ambitious enough, this delightful Topolino has charm aplenty.
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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022
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