1964 Fiat 500 D "Trasformabile"
Chassis no. 707131
Engine no. 780923
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 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 was originally delivered on the 30th of September 1964, and registered ‘AP.48466’ in the region of Ascoli Piceno in central Italy. According to original registration documents did this example reside in Italy throughout its entire life, with a last stint in the Italian capital of Rome from 2002 onwards before we acquired it and transported it to Maastricht.Today the this little Fiat is in a superb order throughout. An amazingly preserved body (as a thanks to the Italian climate), showing absolutely no signs of any corrosion with all correct pressings and welding points still in place. It is evident the Fiat has been cared for very well throughout its life and has undergone a host of restoration works in the not too distant past. The paint is in very good condition, finished in the amazing colour of Azzuro Pervinca 413 over a Blu hide.The engine and gearbox further complement the Fiat, with the engine pulling very nicely and the gearbox shifting remarkably smoothly. The Fiat comes with its original jack, partially complete original toolkit (with Fiat branded tools!) and last but not least the original Libretto. The latter is highly valuated by us, as it showcases the complete history of the car from 09/1964 till 08/2022. Old MOT stamps, address details of previous owners, road tax vignettes – the Libretto is a true wealth of history for a classic Italian motorcar.This car drives as good as it looks, and doesn't need anything before a new custodian can enjoy it as intended!Bite-size:Well-sorted examples of the early 500’s are rare, and this example ticks every box effortlessly. When you are looking for one of these and waited for the right car to cross your path - look no further.SOLD