The Fiat 500, known in Italy as the cinquecento, was a “people’s car” produced by Fiat company between 1957 and 1975. Launched in July 1957, designed by Dante Giacosa, the Nuova 500 was a successor to the Fiat 500 Topolino models A, B C – Topolino meaning “little mouse” and marketed as a low cost town car. Measuring just over 9 feet long and powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the Fiat 500 or “Bambina” is considered one of the first city cars. The post-war market required economy cars and the rear-engined Fiat 500 following the concept of the Volkswagen Beetle met this demand. Despite its small size, the fiat five hundred proved to be an enormously popular car throughout Europe during the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Fiat 500 R or Rinnovata – (1972 – 1975)
Had a larger 594 cc engine, out 23 hp (similar to the fiat 126) and a syncromesh gearbox. The unique chrome nudge bars, as seen on the L models disappeared and Fiat mixed and matched the interior with the F model.
This beautiful Fiat 500 is a fresh rotisserie restoration completed by a renowned micro-car expert located just north of Modena, Italy. After an extensive search, this completely original, very low mileage, rust/accident free Fiat was located on the streets of Italy. Being a true 34,000km (22k mile) vehicle made this Fiat the ideal restoration candidate. The 500R (Rinnovata) was completely disassembled and then meticulously restored using all OEM parts over the course of 6 months. Finished in its original Blu Scuro (Dark Blue), this immaculate Fiat 500 looks even better than new and is presented in Collector Grade (#1) condition. The red interior with black piping is flawless and the engine compartment has been fully detailed. The Fiat is completely original right down to the tire jack and tool kit. A wood and chrome luggage rack has been added and complimented with a vintage Italian suitcase. A complete list of features include; 594 cm3 2-cyl, 4 speed manual, center console storage, chrome bumpers and mirror, vinyl sunroof, vent windows, tire tools, full spare, 12” factory wheels, and new Vee Rubber 125 R12 Tires!