Fiat 500 1973 entered into July 25th Classic Car Auction
Nut and bolt restoration with receipts for €1000s of euro. Engine and box overhauled. The 595 engine designed by Abarth and fitted as standard to the 500R has been upgraded with Weber 28 IMB carb and sports exhaust; also Abarth rocker cover and heat shield. Electronic ignition, Ferrari type chrome gated gear change and 12” Maxilite alloys also fitted. Result is a very fast car …for a Fiat 500! Currently Irish registered. As car was on UK plate previously, registration is straightforward. We will supply Nova declaration.
- Reg number: 420UXS
- Date of registration:1973
- Mileage: 11,000 (not warranted)
- MOT: No
- Tax: No
Condition: 1 Sold no reserve.
Selling price: £5088.00
Additional information on the Fiat 500
“The last incarnation of the Fiat 500 was the R model. It had a larger 594 cc engine, designed by Abarth, giving it a more usable power rating of 23 bhp, and came with a full synchromesh gearbox. The floor-pan which was from either the ‘L’, or later, the new 126. It was also more comfortable, but more simply trimmed and equipped than before — the fuel gauge was omitted and only the low fuel indicator remained. The 500 R was also a stop-gap for Fiat prior to the launch of theFiat 126, and when the new 126 was launched, sales of the old Fiat 500 R plummeted. It was sold alongside the Fiat 126for another two years before Fiat retired the 500.”
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