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  • Fiat 500 D Trasformabile 1964 (Historic Plate) Green Light

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    Fiat 500D Trasformabile Classic 1964 / LHD Italy / Concours Restored ‘Nut & Bolt’ / Perfection @ £18,750

    This splendid concours restored example is the highly desirable ‘D’ model (the most sort after & collectable model in the classic Nuova 500 range) it has the very rare ‘suicide doors’, ‘trasformabile long sunshine roof’, ‘round speedo’ & original matching numbers 110D engine. In fact it has it all!

    It’s an original LHD Italian example built on 19th December 1964 at the Fiat Mirafiori plant in Turin. It has come directly to us from Roma. Roma being the beautiful capital of Italy & also serves as the capital of the Lazio region with over 2 million residents. Indeed the car was originally registered from new to Roma & still wears the ‘Roma’ registration prefix, so it’s fair to say it’s never travelled far!

    We have just purchased this splendid little chap directly from its long term custodian Fede who purchased it on 4th August 2006 & completed its full ‘nut & bolt’ concours restoration in 2018 at his local Italian sports car specialist. It is absolutely fantastic, dare I say near perfect! It’s a testament to the quality & attention to detail on what appears a no expense spared basis. On Completion Fede kept the little Fiat at his central ROMA city apartment for short hops around the capital to social events as the star attraction & has only covered 3914KM’s running it in.

    We had seen this well restored example a few times as he uses it at local Club Fiat 500 events as a show car for the Roma Fiat club branch.

    We are told by Fede that he spent over 17,000 Euros on the concours restoration (not including the vehicle in the first place) completing in March 2018. We only got the call from him a month ago, as the rising prices of good 500D’s are now over the sum he had spent on the car.

    This is the best & most correctly restored 500D we have ever offered & better than my own example – without exception. We believe it to be the best available worldwide for the asking price & the only way to get a better one, would be to undertake a concours restoration to your own criteria which would cost you vastly in access of the asking price of this vehicle. The owner was a 500 enthusiast & his knowledge & understanding of the correct parts & original detailing is exceptional. It took us a while to acquire this vehicle for the correct price, but it was well worth the wait!

    We have just completed this stunning vehicles first UK MOT which it naturally passed with no advisories & a glowing report from the tester, along with giving it a full service, just to be sure.

    It can now be UK registered in the new owners name so they can be the first UK registered keeper if required, or export with the original Italian blue log book.

    This beautiful example is eminently usable as it has its original matching numbers rebuilt Fiat 110D 499cc engine with original rebuilt gearbox, it drives like new & as good as it looks!

    Fede entrusted this vehicle to his local specialist whom embarked on a full pain staking nut & bolt restoration to concours standard completing in 2018 under his watchful eye. Indeed there is a photographic record that accompanies the vehicle & tells the story – So no guess work here! Basically everything has been reconditioned or replaced correctly. So in brief: Complete strip to bare metal shell- picture to prove, the front & rear floors were replaced, along with the front nose panel & battery tray with genuine panels & the works have been done to an exceptional standard. The car was fully & expertly rewired. The engine was fully rebuilt and the gear box also. The handbrake cable was changed, clutch replaced, steering box rebuilt, the petrol tank was fully refurbished and flushed. The interior was also fully and expertly retrimmed in green / cream fabric along with the complete door card set & all interior trim was renewed. All other items of interior trim were refurbished or replaced. All lights were overhauled & the correct aluminium surrounds were machine polished, all rubber items were replaced including the door seals, window & side window seals, new bushes fitted, new springs, shocks & mounts, complete brake system replacement, new starter motor and a new exhaust, in fact every mechanical item was either refurbished or correctly replaced with OEM parts.

    The bumpers & brackets were replaced, the original steel wheels were fully shot blasted & refurbished with new period correct B.F Goodrich white wall tyres fitted, which cost 600+ Euros alone. The car was fully painted whilst stripped to bare shell (Inside, outside & underneath) at this time in the original period shade of Fiat Verde Chiaro 363 that you see today. This includes the under side & wheel arches, so nothing is covered up & you can view for yourself the quality of the underside, which should last for another 55 years. In fact it looks as good underneath as it does on the top – Concours standard.

    This truly impressive example is just showing 3914 KM since the nut & bolt restoration!

    Since being in our possession, we have been meticulous in our further preparation prior to offering this exceptional example to the market by undertaking the following works: Fitted a new grey long sunshine roof, expertly made by our associated trimmer. Fitted a new battery, heat shield pad, adjusted the steering geometry, supplied a fresh MOT and conducted a multipoint check, replaced the fuel with £25 of new super unleaded, fitted a premium coil & given the cheeky little chap a full service (Oil, plugs, fuel filter, air filter etc) just to be sure! Fitted a 500 Key ring. ACI club sticker, it even has fitted a period luggage rack & period picnic hamper. The car is on the button & ready to go & show or just enjoy…

    The vehicle comes with a history file & contains: Original Italian blue log book, Photographic record of restoration works conducted. Fresh current UK MOT, Specialist parts invoice from Ricambio International Ltd, Copious photos showing car in Roma Italy…

    The car looks as new & is no doubt better than when it left the factory in 1964. We believe it to be the best example worldwide for the price asked. It has been correctly restored by people who know the marquee. This is a collector’s opportunity and a superb investment & hence this cheeky chappy can now get UK registered, has a fresh MOT & is being offered for sale for the first time on our shores.

    Fiat Verde Chiaro period paintwork with a light green, piped cream fabric interior, including matching door cards & full over matt set. A new grey mohair sunshine roof finishes the tasteful package.

    Fresh MOT with NO advisories. (No MOT required in UK)

    Free historic road tax. (Road tax exempt in the UK)

    Keys on Italian 500 key ring, correct original 500D jack, brace. Spare wheel with new tyre.

    Refurbished Fiat steel wheels, with the correct aluminium hub caps & all shod with 5 new matching B.F Goodrich tyres with white walls.

    Period boot rack with wicker hamper basket for 4 persons.

    Please also note: The ROMA number plate shown is for illustrative purposes only & does not come with the vehicle – The original Italian number plate read ‘ROMA 792236’

    These models are ever increasing in value & are a great investment. Our Fiats come recommended by a leading authority on Fiats & parts specialists – Ricambio International Ltd. I actually have a light blue 1965 500D that makes up part of my own private collection & every body loves it! It always puts a smile on my face, plus you don’t need to worry about the rising petrol prices – Just enjoy!

    We also have other vehicles currently in stock & arriving from Europe every month.

    As we are a Mercedes Pagoda and R107 specialist we are always happy to part exchange one of these type of cars or indeed any classic car of excellent quality, so please don’t miss this most fastidious example of the iconic Fiat 500D. This vehicle is exceptional value, try & find another as original & tax exempt – Please remember ‘you get what you pay for’. Our cars are hand picked by a marquee expert & we turn down 8 or 9 out of every 10 cars offered. The cars we sell, are we believe the best of their type & are here to be viewed & driven in the UK. This takes the gamble out of buying a car direct from Europe sight unseen. Our stock comes fully de-registered from the country of origin with the ACI fee paid, UK MOT’d, test driven, serviced & detailed. Don’t confuse them with other cars on the internet which have had dubious restorations & are offered with a low asking price. We have had 2 clients bring such cars to us recently bought direct from Italy & both were severe MOT failures with a list of faults ranging from no reverse gear to an undercarriage that requires total replacement. You have been warned! There is always a reason why a car is being sold cheaply! Again ‘you get what you pay for’…

    This vehicle is we believe the best in Europe don’t settle and ensure you view this stunning example…

    More photos available upon request, PX always considered.

    Can be viewed at any reasonable time by prior appointment.
    We will always buy back cars we have previously sold…

    Delivery by road, or packed and shipped, or air freight all possible by arrangement at excellent rates, car is ready to drive away today or be delivered to your door…

    We are always keen to purchase Mercedes Benz Pagoda’s (W113) or late 300SL (R107) models, so please give us a call for a friendly chat if you are considering selling, we would love to hear from you. We also hold many parts in stock for the above models & have our own restoration facilities, where we restore these glorious old Mercedes to Stuttgart factory standards.

    Call or text: 07717 472131

    Or email: enquiries@signatureautomobiles.co.uk.co.uk

    Specification

    • Type -

      Convertible

    • Year -

      1964

    • Basic colour -

      Green Light

    • Colour name -

      Verde Chiaro

    • Transmission -

      Manual

    • Orientation -

      Left Hand Drive

    • Trim -

      Cloth/Vinyl

    • Wheels -

      Steel

    £ 18,750


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