• Country of Origin – Italy/India
• Body Style – Convertible Saloon (Ragtop)
• Powertrain – 4 Cylinder 569cc; 4-speed Manual
• Right Hand Drive
• Famous Fiat ‘Mickey Mouse’
• Sliding Convertible Top – Ragtop
• Great, easy to use and maintain
• Post-War Italian people’s car
• Registration papers available
Introduced in 1936, the Fiat 500 was an advanced design for its day. It came with Lockheed hydraulic brakes, independent front suspension and 12-volt electrics. The compact 569cc four-cylinder engine was positioned ahead of its front axle, and was nicknamed the `Topolino’ (little mouse or Mickey Mouse). Capable of 50mph and 50mpg despite a modest 13bhp power output, it became an integral part of Post-War Italy. Its sporting credentials were bolstered by entries in the Mille Miglia.
Debuting at the March 1949 Geneva Motor Show, the 500C was visually changed from the 500 and 500B, with a `wide-mouth’ grille and headlamps sunk into the front fenders. The engine benefited from a new aluminium cylinder head and improved heating / ventilation system. Only in production for five years, 376,371 of the 500C were sold.
This model is among the first of the 296 Fiat cars imported in C.K.D. condition, assembled and sold by Premier Automobiles Limited in India.
Comprehensively restored while in the previous owner’s care, the car is attractively finished in red with off-white upholstery and black vinyl roof. Generally solid all around, with just signs of minimal use. Works and runs great, and is ready to enter any club event or rally.