Replacement for FIAT’s much-loved 500 ‘Topolino’, the Nuova 500 debuted in 1957. A radical departure from its predecessor’s essentially pre-war design, FIAT’s new baby featured unitary construction, an opening fabric roof and all-independent suspension while carrying its engine at the rear. Introduced in 1968 alongside the standard 500F, the deluxe 500L, while mechanically identical, came with exterior cosmetic enhancements and an improved interior featuring new instrument panel, seats and floor covering. An immense success for FIAT, almost 3,000,000 of these adorable little cars had been sold when production ceased in 1975. The original FIAT 500 remains as popular today as it ever was, and recently was voted ‘Sexiest Car’ by the readers of Top Gear magazine
Delivered new to Italy in 1971, this delightful little Fiat 500L is offered in excellent overall condition. Remaining in Italy its whole life, and with just 3 owners the L on offer today benefits from some wonderful ‘Nanni’ upgrades. These include a Nanni disc brake kit, a larger carburettor and special exhaust, and a Nanni sump guard. Sitting on 13 inch wheels this little Fiat has the looks with uprated power to match.