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How cute is this car? This delightful right-hand-drive 1970 Fiat 500L is finished in mid-blue with a dark tan interior and is fitted with a four speed manual gearbox, sunroof, chrome luggage rack plus front and rear chrome bumper bars.

This lovely 500 was restored a few years ago and is in immaculate order throughout. The engine has recently received a top-end overhaul and the gearbox has been replaced. The interior trim is unmarked, showing no wear and tear and the sunroof is like new.

The bodywork has beautiful paintwork and shows no rust problems whatsoever. The underside is also clean and corrosion free. A beautiful example of the iconic Fiat 500 and ready to enjoy at £7495!

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Finished in red with a black leather interior this stunning left hand drive Fiat Dino Coupe has had two owners in the UK since being imported from Italy in 1990. The last keeper acquired the car in 2006 and embarked on a thorough restoration costing over £30,000.

Medway Jaguar’s premium car specialist and The Ferrari Centre have carried out extensive works which is detailed in numerous invoices.

The engine was rebuilt by Mike Elliott some years ago and according to the file he fitted Stratos camshafts during the rebuild. It received a light overhaul a thousand miles ago as did the gearbox. The clutch was replaced in 2007. The electronic ignition unit was replaced and the wiring overhauled.

The carburettors have been rebuilt and the engine has been correctly set up. A new alloy petrol tank, stainless steel exhaust and an alloy radiator have been fitted. The suspension, brakes and steering have all been restored.

The bodywork has also received a complete bare metal respray.

This beautiful car has been mildly uprated during the restoration. The bumpers have been removed, and the car slightly lowered.

Black alloy wheels and a 308 performance brake kit from Superformance have been added along a complete re-trim in black leather with red piping. The headlining was re-trimmed in alcantara and red seat belts front and rear complete the picture.

A Thatcham Category 1 alarm with central locking is fitted along with a C.D. player. The car also has an iPod connection. A very special car which drives beautifully.

Sorry – this car is now SOLD!

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2008 Fiat 500

Posted: February 17, 2009 by The Car Spy in FIAT
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So you think the new ‘chingkweechentoe’ is cute eh? And who do you think styled this little piece of retro charm? Someone clever like Giugiaro? Maybe Pininfarina or even Bertone perhaps. It had to be an Italian surely! How about the Mini then? Now that must have been a young talented Brit designer straight out of the RSA with all that funky styling going on. Actually think Moroccan and his name is Frank Stephenson. A talented chap who developed his craft in an art college in California. Think BMW X5, Ferrari F430, Maserati Quattroporte and he had a hand in all of them including the Mini and the Nuova 500. No wonder he is now ensconced at McLaren Automotive! So maybe he is busy sorting out the P11 as we speak. Back to the Fiat for now as we contemplate this cutest of cute cars. If you needed reminding of what the original looked like then this is a facsimile of all those curvy features from the 1950’s in a 21st century dressing. The cheeky face is still recognisable along with the pert rump – a bit Mini-esque in fact. It’s bigger though of course to accommodate the raft of rules from the safety police. It is quicker, much quicker. These days the 1.4 500 can muster 100 bhp compared to the 13 horses that its grandad whipped to a frenzy. The new model is comfortable too. This is no buzz-box. The ride is as civilised as you would expect in a modern car and road-holding is typical ‘wheel-at-each-corner’ style. We are selling a Bossa Nova white ‘Lounge’ variant on behalf of the owner with its red leather interior, aircon, Bluetooth and Microsoft Windows Mobile USB for all you technophiles. This is a nearly-new 2008 model with only 700 miles on the clock and a manufacturer’s warranty until March 2011. Click here and go all soft and cuddly.