On offer is this beautiful and functional runabout, an original Italian spec car, recently restored, which we imported this year to the USA. Previous owner was an Italian collector passionate and meticulous about his collection, downsizing due to advancing age.
This car received a recent restoration by vintage artisans in Italy. It was also the beneficiary of a complete engine rebuild and mechanical freshening. It has been driven just over 60 miles since, and is thus fully sorted but essentially fresh and ready to enjoy for many years. Odometer shows a total of only 61K miles since new. Starts, runs, drives and handles like a new car.
Rust free, very solid body with zero issues.
The deep blue paintwork is in excellent shape, and professionally polished to a high luster. The chrome is remarkably good, and all details, badges and insignia are in place and period correct. The interior is in very nice shape with recent new vinyl upholstery and new red rubber mats for a distinctively Italian touch. The car is fitted with a new sunroof style vinyl top for open air enjoyment. Basically stock, unmodified, unmolested, everything works, no known problems.
Brand new tires on freshly painted rims with tidy chrome hubcaps. There is a new battery and the electrical system is in perfect order.
All she needs now is a new home!
Odometer - 98,200 km (61,000 miles) & just 100 km since rebuild (60 miles)
VIN - 110F2225588
Original Documents - Yes
Original Plates - Yes
License plate - MI H53123
Status - in San Francisco—will be sold with valid CA title
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in 1957 and following in the long tradition of mini compact Fiat city cars that began with the Toplino of the late 40’s the Nuova was an instant success. In production thru 1975 there were several detail upgrades and this 1969 500F model incorporates the most significant of those. Considered by many to be the ultimate “City Car”, the Nuova 500 was very popular all across Europe. None of the subsequent models ever possessed the charm and fun-to-drive feeling of this series.
The shapely body sits on a 72.4” wheelbase and is a trim 117” long, ideal for parking in the city. With a svelte curb weight of only 1,100 lbs and powered by a robust twin cylinder 500cc engine, performance is lively around town and adequate for country lanes. Fuel economy is outstanding.
A 4-speed manual transmission provides a wide range of gearing for climbing steep urban hills to an open road top speed around 60 mph. The ride is notably supple and the handling crisp and accurate.
The 500 F is quite simple mechanically and considered to be reliable and durable, and easy to maintain.
Parts are readily available and relatively inexpensive.
Very cute, lots of fun, quite rare in the USA and in excellent, restored condition - this 1969 500F Cinquecento is a very collectable and enjoyable classic.
Also getting very popular in the US with Italian car enthusiasts ... Please check recent auction prices of similar cars to get an idea of the real value here. Contact us for more information or to set up an appointment.