Wed, 22nd Sep 2021 13:00

The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction

 
  Lot 4
 

1968 Fiat 500 F
A UK home market RHD car, with desirable factory sun roof and round speedo

Registration: VMK593G
Chassis: 1777885
Odometer: 45,166
Transmission: Manual
MOT: Exempt

  • In current ownership for 7 years
  • Comprehensive bare metal bodywork and mechanical restoration carried out in 2007, photographs displayed in the history file.
  • £3000 spent on parts alone during restoration evidenced via invoices in the history file
  • Fitted with a Fiat 126 engine
  • New synchromesh Fiat 126 gearbox and clutch kit fitted in 2020 to the sum of £499
  • Fitted with hardened valve seats to the cylinder head to allow it to run on modern unleaded fuel without the need of additives.
  • Equipped with a rare and highly sought-after Dell'Orto 32/28 carb with Ramflo air filter
  • Abarth alloy fan cooling cover
  • Fitted electronic ignition, plus new HT leads and a new coil
  • The wiring has been uprated to accommodate modern halogen bulbs
  • Matching Continental tyres
  • Supplied with car cover

Interactive 360° Panorama

An original righthand drive UK specification model, it was first registered new in August 1968 and has remained in current ownership since 2012. Finished in resplendent coral red with a contrasting vinyl tan and cream interior.

The car was resprayed and treated to a mechanical overhaul during the years of 2005-07 including a 126 Fiat engine and new synchromesh gearbox, making the driving experience even more pleasurable. The choke cable is currently disconnected as the improved carb allows the car to fire up without using the choke, also fitted with electronic ignition and wiring uprated to accommodate modern halogen bulbs, making the little 500 even more usable in the modern day.

The vendors states that the car has been MOT tested each year and done by a local classics expert who races at the Goodwood Revival. It has been kept garaged throughout his ownership.

A very smartly presented example that has benefitted from a considerable amount of attention over recent years. The red paintwork looks fresh and bright, the chrome and brightwork gleam in the sunshine, as do the hubcaps on the steel wheels. Inside, the stylish brown and white vinyl upholstery appears in unmarked condition. This charming little fiat is ready to be fully enjoyed and shown off to admirers, no other car raises as many smiles, definitely not to be missed.

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Estimated at £7,500 - £9,500


 

Auction: The Autumn 2021 Classic Car Auction, Wed, 22nd Sep 2021

Viewing: Viewings are available by appointment, CLICK HERE to pre-book your viewing slot.

Saturday 18th September - 10am to 4pm
Sunday 19th September - 10am to 4pm
Monday 20th September - 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 21st September - 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 22nd September - From 9am

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