|Year of manufacture||1966|
|Exterior Colour||Rosso Medio|
|Engine||0.6 litre, 2-cylinder|
|Engine power||18 hp / 13 kW|
1966 FIAT 500 F
• First registered in The Netherlands
• Mileage of 48,648 km only
• In a very good original condition
• Technically good
This small Fiat is the definition of a city car. The Fiat 500 was launched in 1957 and for the Italians it was love at first sight. This very special small Fiat has not only given access to mobility to a very large part of the Italian population, it was also a big success far beyond Italy’s borders. This unique little 500 is still liked by nearly everybody, looking cheerful and almost cute even after all these years. Fiat could not have wished for a better successor for the famous Topolino.
The early Fiat 500 cars were fitted with rear-hinged doors. The 2-cylinder rear engine was able to deliver as much as 13 hp and that – partly due to the car’s weight of less than 500 kg – was more than enough for the city. Because of its small format the 500 was agile enough to drive through the small Italian alleys. From 1960 onward the Fiat 500 has been fitted with an 18 hp engine; a pleasant upgrade but it did not make the 500 ideal for long distance travelling. For safety reasons the rear-hinged doors were replaced by front-hinged doors in 1965.
This specific car is a 500 “F” version built in 1966. This means that it has the more powerful 18 hp engine and front-hinged doors. This car is unique because it was first registered in The Netherlands and has a mileage of 48.648 km only. On June 11 its first owner drove this Fiat through the doors of the dealer Kramer in Lopik. The original service book and warranty certificate are still with the car and confirm its history. The presence of the original linen registration certificate, issued in 1966, is another unique detail distinguishing this small Fiat. The car is both in a very good original and in a good technical condition. Driving this car is a great pleasure. It brings a big smile on the faces of both the driver and the people who see it driving by. The Fiat 500 is surprisingly spacious for Dutch people. The sitting position is still good for a person with a height of 1.85 metres, which of course makes driving the car a lot more pleasant.
We would like to invite you to have a closer look at this endearing and original Fiat 500 F. Please make an appointment with Geert-Jan Tax, e-mail email@example.com, telephone number 0031 30 8507500
*Brooks Classics is a company affiliated with Broekhuis Groep and is a specialised, small-scale dealer in high quality Classic British and Italian cars. For more information call 0031 30 8507500 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org