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Lot 253 - 1953 Fiat 500 C Topolino Belvedere

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£8,000

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2016
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Lot Number 253
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 446167
Year 1953
Make Fiat
Model 500 C Topolino Belvedere

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Description

The Fiat 500, commonly known as ‘Topolino’, manufactured from 1936 to 1955. The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. Launched in 1937, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. It was equipped with a 569cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted in front of the front axle, which later became an overhead valve motor. The radiator was located behind the engine which enabled a lowered aerodynamic nose profile at a time when competitors had a flat, nearly vertical grill; this shape allowed exceptional forward visibility. Three models were produced, with Model C being introduced in 1949 with a restyled body and the same engine as Model B. It and was offered in 2-door coupe, 2-door cabriolet, 3-door wagon and 2-door van versions.

In 1952, Giardinetta was renamed Belvedere, and Model C was produced until 1955.

The car offered here today is in wonderful condition and is presented in two tone grey with brown leather interior which is original. It also comes with a roll back sun room and a large rear door opening up to the substantial boot space. This is a practical little classic.


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