• Full Italian provenance from new
  • Finished in the best colour on any 500; Azzuro Acqua Marina 0433 over a Rosso interior
  • Sought-after "Trasformabile" variant
  • Comes with original registration documents, jack and complete toolkit
  • Freshly restored and in immaculate condition, probably the best available anywhere

 

TIPO 110D.000

1963 Fiat 500 D "Trasformabile"
Azzuro Acqua Marina 0433

Chassis no. 430514

Engine no. 341620

The Fiat 500 D:
The second series Fiat 500 (named the 500 D) used the uprated engine of the 500 Sport with a capacity of 499 cc, which translated to a whopping 17,5 hp compared to the rather petty 13,5 hp of the N (the first series).
Initially only available with a semi hardtop roof and small softtop, due to strong demand Fiat started to offer the highly desirable folding back roof configuration as “Trasformabile” option. The initial incentive for the usage of the folding back roof was to save costs (steel was expensive after all) and quickly became a well-received feature of the 500. The D was more lavishly equipped than the model it replaced as well, with features like a windscreen washer pump, an integrated ash-tray, rubber floor mats and padded sun visors – to name but a few. The D is the last 500 to be fitted with the “Rolce Royce-like” suicide doors that define the early 500’s so evidently. Together with the metal dash, fully folding back roof and the 499 cc engine the D can be defined as a sweet spot in the classic Fiat 500 palette.
This motorcar:
The motorcar on offer here, chassis no. 430514 was originally delivered on the 16th of February 1963, with registration ‘LE.40214’ to its first owner in Lecce, in the very "heel" of the Italian peninsula. According to the original and very rarely complete Libretto this 500 D remained in Italy throughout its life and has seen just 4 owners in its 60 year lifespan.
Finished in arguably the best colour combination imaginable on one of these, Azzuro Acqua Marina over a Rosso interior is a specification of dreams for any 500 - let alone a Trasformabile. This motorcar has been painstakingly restored in Italy, both aesthestically and technically. One cannot underestimate how difficult and rare it is to restore a car of this magnitude and value to such a high specification. Total restoration costs could easily surpass the car's entire value so it is quite the opportunity for someone to acquire it in such exceptional condition.
The engine and gearbox further complement the superlative state of this motorcar, with the engine pulling very nicely and the gearbox shifting very smoothly. Its the little details like the white-wall tires that just set this 500 apart - a very tasteful specimen indeed. It goes without saying it drives and shifts as good as it looks and with a freshly rebuilt and serviced engine it is fully ready to be enjoyed in the forthcoming Spring and Summer.
The Fiat comes "fully equiped" with all the original accessories: original Libretto, original spare wheel, jack and complete toolkit.
Bite-size:
Well-sorted examples of the early 500’s are rare, and this example ticks every box effortlessly. These early 500's are increasingly rare and a real collector's piece. The example on offer here will satisfy anyone who had one of these on their wishlist for some time. The wait is over!
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