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Lot 125: 1972 Fiat 500 Lusso
29 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
1972 Fiat 500 Lusso
Reg. Number: Italian Registered
Chassis Number: 6117328
Model: 500 Lusso
The Fiat 500 (or in Italian: Cinquecento), is a city car which was produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1957 and 1975.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 metres (9 feet 9 inches) long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term “city car” and is considered one of the first city cars.
The ‘L’ or Lusso (manufactured between 1968–1972), was the penultimate 499 cc model. The main change for the L is a much-modernised interior, including a renewed dashboard which brought the Fiat 500 up to date.
Greater comfort and style were provided in this new model for the new generation. The Lusso additionally had a sunroof, and extra refinements such as a “super bumper” as well as chrome strips for the window surrounds.
An exceptionally attractive example of a Fiat 500, maintained throughout its life with great attention to detail. It is Italian registered and has its NOVA number. It is ready for showing or simply enjoying.