The Fiat 500 Nuova was unveiled in 1957 as a replacement to the outgoing 500 “Topolino”. It was designed by Fiat’s lead engineer, Dante Giacosa, who was also responsible for the industry standard front-wheel drive layout that was first seen in Fiat’s 128 in 1969. The Fiat 500 became immensely popular to a point where almost 4 million examples were made until the end of production in 1975.
Changes to the updated 500 include the location of the 479cc two-cylinder engine which was relocated to the rear and featured twin-hinged “suicide” doors. Another feature of the 500N includes the fabric roof which opens all the way to the rear, providing a similar open-top experience to that of a cabriolet.
Despite its low displacement engine, the 500N weighed in at a kerb weight of 500 kilograms. This combination resulted in decent fuel economy which was also a selling point among the rest of its unique features.
This example of the 500 is a 1958 model that has undergone a complete nut and bolt restoration in 2017 and 2018. It was painted in a Lambretta beige and has a red leather interior.
Additional safety features were added to this example, which include the following:
Other items that were completed and added to this example of the 500 include:
This example is on display at Crossley & Webb until 2pm on Saturday the 12th of September 2020
Contact Gareth or Jeremy for more details: Tel: (021) 462 3558 - E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Estimated Price Range:
R 350,000.00 - R 450,000.00
Sunday, 06 September, 2020 - 12:00
Sunday, 13 September, 2020 - 18:15
A must for any collection
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