• Originally consigned (non converted) 'Trasformabile' 
  • ASI Targa Oro 
  • Fiat 500 Club Italia certificate of excellence
  • Finished from new in arguably the most desirable colorcombo 
  • Comes with a substantial history file containing the original libretto and rare user manual

 

1962 FIAT 500D 'Trasformabile'

 

Chassis no. 323048
Engine no. 773270
The FIAT 500 D:
In 1960 FIAT launched an updated version of their successful people’s car; the 500 Nuova which was launched in 1957. With the launch of this second series (deemed to be called the D), FIAT used the uprated 499cc engine taken from the 500 Sport which produced a whopping 17,5 hp compared to the standard 13,5 hp from the 379 cc engine. FIAT initially only launched the D with a ‘hardtop’ which made for a smaller sunroof in comparison to the configuration offered on the first series cars. Steel was considered expensive at the time, meaning this was considered to be a ‘luxurious’ addition. However, due to demand from the general public FIAT did also offer the sunroof configuration from the N which was offered as an optional ‘Trasformabile’ layout.
Furthermore did FIAT equip the second series D with some additional creature comfort extra’s like an integrated ashtray, a screen washer pump, rubber floor mats and last but not least padded sun visors. The ‘Trasformabile’ is considered to be the most desirable and sought-after amongst enthusiasts. Many cars have been converted to the ‘Trasformabile’ lay-out over the years, making the original cars ever-so hard to come by.
This FIAT 500 D 'Trasformabile':
Chassis number 323048 was originally consigned to Mr. Giuseppe Di Mauricio in the region of Caserta, Italy in 1962. The car is presented in one of the most sought-after color schemes available; Aquamarine (433) over a "Rosse e Bianco" interior. As far as we are aware has the car resided in Italy for its entire life, which is substantiated by the accompanied Libretto which shows equally that the car is originally delivered as highly desirable 'Trasformabile'. The Libretto tells us all owners, registration details and MOT approvals painting an exquisite picture of the car's history. Furthermore is the car believed to have resided its entire life around the region of Naples and is equally believed to be 4 owners from new. The rest of its provenance can be summarised as follows:
  • 1967 | L. Angelo of Caserta
  • Unknown | Giuseppe Spillatico of Frattaminore, Napels
  • 2018 | Filomena Spillatico of Napels
  • 2019 | Shortly registered by an intermediary before being imported by us to the Netherlands
The car has been registered in the FIAT 500 Club Italia register in May 2005 and has been certified as matching numbers by its provided originality statement (Dichiarazione di Orginalità) on the 16th of June 2006. To further underline the car's excellent originality and condition, has the car been registered at the Automotoclub Storico Italiano on the 23rd of December 2003 and certified as Targa Oro on the 29th of October 2014. 
The extensive history file of this automobile contains numerous period documents and curiosities under which the car's original number plates from 1962 (CE6267800), period pictures, insurance documents from various owners and even an event registration for a meeting deemed; 'In 500 Tra Faraglioni e Grotta Azzurra" on 17-18 September 2011 in Capri. Just a small detail showing that the car has been owned and enjoyed by proper enthusiasts over its lifespan. The car is also supplied with a user manual, which is very uncommon. Besides does the car come with a 'hardtop' roof, making an easy conversion to 'standard' roof-configuration possible. However, the smaller soft-top to complete this small-roof setup is not supplied with the car. 
Mechanically is the car as splendid as it looks, with the engine pulling very nicely and the gearbox shifting smoothly. The car has been freshly MOT-approved by us, meaning everything is in working order and ready to be driven and enjoyed.
A rare opportunity to acquire an early D-series 500 which ticks all possible boxes an enthusiast might be looking for. It will surely put a smile on anybody that gets behind the wheel of this quirky automotive icon, which is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner in the forthcoming Spring and Summer. 
SOLD