• Fresh from an exacting restoration
  • Originally consigned to the Netherlands
  • Finished in striking and original Beige Sabbia 583 over a Verde interior
  • Accompanied by its original matching numbers engine and gearbox, currently fitted with an uprated 650 cc engine and synchronized gearbox
  • Comes fully complete with its original jack and pouch, original and complete toolkit, extremely rare (Dutch!) owners' manual and 1964 registration documents
  • A zero fault example. Probably the best available anywhere today



1964 Fiat 500 D Trasformabile

Beige Sabbia 583

Chassis no. 745251
The Fiat 500 D:
By 1960, Fiat launched the second series of its cinquecento in the 500 D. This second series can be best described as a “lessons learned” iteration of the original N-series, which had gotten a lot of critique since its launch in 1957. For a start, Fiat used a more potent engine with a capacity of 499 cc (in contrast to the 479 cc in the N), which translated to a whopping 17,5 hp compared to the rather petty 13,5 hp of the N. While initially only available with a semi hardtop roof, Fiat quickly offered the desirable folding back roof configuration as “Trasformabile” option on the D which was so synonymous with the N when it launched.
The D was considerably more lavishly equipped than its predecessor, 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 ever-so svelte suicide doors and a fully folding back convertible roof in Trasformabile form. The D is an increasingly collectible and rare motorcar these days. Great, unmolested examples are very hard to come by, let alone examples in such a mint condition as the one right here.
This Fiat 500 D:
The original Dutch motorcar we’re pleased to be offering here was originally delivered on the 23rd of October 1964. The reg number it was suited with was GM-17-52 according to original registration documents accompanied in the history file. Moreover, original registration documents dictate chassis number 745251 was originally consigned as ultimate “Trasformabile” (also known as cabrio-coach) configuration and has seen just 4 private Dutch owners from new in its +60 year lifespan. The car remained in the Netherlands throughout its entire life, bar a short German stint in 2022 until we sourced and acquired it from its previous owner. The car has fully passed the severe German GTÜ procedures, infamously one of the more severe technical inspections out there underlining the superb technical state of this mint example.
The car is currently showing a believed to be original 44.020 km’s on the odometer. A couple of years ago its previous Dutch custodian undertook a no-expense spared, bare metal and above all exacting restoration. We are adamant that the quality of restoration works on this motorcar exceed that of much more valuable motorcars by quite some margin, it really is that beautifully done. Body, engine, transmission, electrical system, upholstery – all facets have been completed without exception. Literally no stone was left unturned as the Fiat presents itself today as near as makes no difference faultlessly.
The spec in which the Fiat is presented in today is attractive Beige Sabbia 583 over a Verde hide, strongly believed to being its original colour combo. Furthermore is the car suited with brand new Cinturato tires with ever-so svelte whitewalls to finish it all off. The previous German owner wanted it to be as perfect as a 60 year old Fiat can possibly be and invested another €2238,41 in parts and labour to have it set up perfectly. All of which is neatly invoiced and documented in the vast history file.
Currently the car is fitted with an uprated 650 cc engine (Fiat 126 spec) with a synchronized gearbox. However, the original 499 cc engine and gearbox (in equally restored condition!) are present with the car. This setup offers the best of both worlds, the driving pleasure of a much more potent (22 hp) engine for modern traffic conditions with a considerably more approachable gearshift thanks to the synchronized gearbox – all the while preserving its “matching numbers” status with the original engine and gearbox components on the side.
This Fiat is as complete as they come with its original registration documents, original Dutch owner’s manual (very rare!), original jack and pouch as well as a complete and original toolkit with spare wheel.
If there was ever a 500 you can buy with your eyes closed, this has to be it.