15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

Lot 43

1975 Fiat 500 F
No Reserve

Sold for £11,475

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: PFE 729P
Chassis No: 2747538
MOT: Exempt

  • Extensively restored between 2018 and 2019
  • Offered from a large private collection, in which it has resided alongside several Ferraris, Formula 1 cars and other exotica!
  • Imported by the vendor upon completion of the restoration
  • Accompanied by a history file including a Certificato Di Origine
  • Temptingly offered without reserve

The Nuova 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa, the man also responsible for its predecessor, the Cinquecento or Topolino (little mouse) as the public immediately christened it. The Nuova is a masterpiece of packaging; the rear-wheel drive and rear-engined layout leaving a remarkably uncluttered cabin with adequate room for four passengers, despite the diminutive length of just 9.74ft. At its introduction in 1957, the little Fiat was powered by a twin-cylinder engine of 479cc and just 13bhp, but by the time of the later 500 F the capacity had grown to 499.5cc and the output to 22bhp - sufficient for a maximum speed of c.60mph combined with a fuel consumption of over 50mpg.

Manufactured in 1975, this 500 F was supplied new to Italy, being registered new as ‘BR 129812’ on the 14th of October 1975. Fitted with the more powerful 499.5cc engine, the Fiat was discovered whilst the vendor was holidaying in Italy. Purchasing the Fiat, the vendor commissioned a restoration in Italy with Denitto Classic Italian Car. A comprehensive restoration ensued over the course of a year (2018-2019), with a full body restoration and bare metal repaint, engine overhaul, the braking system renewed, electronic system restoration, new interior, and new chrome, perishables and tyres.

Imported into the United Kingdom in 2019 following the completion of the restoration, the Fiat has since resided in the vendor’s large private collection, in which it has been homed alongside several Ferraris, Formula 1 cars and other exotica! Showing just c.52,300 miles, and now ready for its second UK keeper, the Fiat is presented in complementary Sky Blue paintwork, with Black vinyl upholstery. This charming Nuova 500 is accompanied by a history file which comprises a Fiat Classiche Certificato Di Origine, copies of the original Italian documents, a workshop manual and a current V5C document.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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