The Fiat 500 (Italian: Cinquecento) is a rear-engine, four-seat, small city car that was manufactured and marketed by Fiat Automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in two-door saloon and two-door station wagon body styles.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, as a successor to the 500 “Topolino”, it was an inexpensive and practical little car. Measuring 2.97 metres (9 feet 9 inches) long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 was still 24.5 centimeters (9.6 inches) smaller than Fiat’s 600, launched two years earlier, and is considered one of the first purpose-designed city car.
Luigi – Professionally restored from the ground up in Naples Italy in 2015, this 1970 Fiat Abarth is a blast to drive.
Key Features include:
- 700 cc 50 HP Abarth Sport engine: capacity: 700ccm. Stroke: 70mm. Bore 79.5 mm. Compression 9.5 Modified engine block, cylinder head has the biggest valves, Camshaft 40/80, Hardened crankshaft, Aluminum oil pan, Aluminum valve cover, Carburetor type 40 DCOE, modified connecting rods, Electronic Ignition, Electric Fuel Pump, Oil Cooler, sport exhaust and the list can continue on and on.
- Sport suspension kit which includes a 5 leaf reverse eyed leaf spring, 19 cm rear coil springs (lowers car approximately 2 cm), front and rear shock absorbers, leaf spring puller, and engine support spring.
- Only 2900KM since restoration
- new White paint (Summer 2018)
- Powder Coated Rims with new tires
- Custom Interior with Recaro type front seats
- Custom Abarth Instrument Cluster – Odometer in Kilometers
- 4-speed manual transmission
- Radio CD Aux, Bluetooth
Sunroof – plus a removable hardtop great for the racing enthusiast or winter driving