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Saturday, 15 August 2015
1973 FIAT 500 COUPE EVOCAZINE- HEXAGON CLASSICS
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1973 FIAT 500 COUPE EVOCAZINE
To meet the demands of the post-war market which called for economy cars, in 1949 a front engine Fiat 500 was released. It had a 2-door coupe body with sun-roof, which was later complemented by an Estate (Station Wagon) version. Both continued until 1954 when they were replaced by an all new, lighter car. The new car had a rear-mounted engine, on the pattern of the VW Beetle.The Fiat 500 was designed by Dante Giacosa and was introduced in 1957 to a stunned Italian audience whom wanted Fiat to produce a safe, comfortable and economical “small “car.
Without doubt the Fiat 500 model was one of the most popular cars ever manufactured; Our car being a later model was launched in March 1965, out went the suicide doors (due to safety) sadly for the Italian men who bitterly complained “they couldn’t see girl’s legs as they got in and out of the cars”. The rear lights where more angled, larger front indicator lenses, a more powerful 499cc engine giving out 19 bhp, enhanced drive shafts, a better designed fuel tank and larger windscreens for improved visibility. The speedo, seats were modified, a central console was added plus a more practical glove compartment included.
Our “Evocazione” Cinquecento, as it is fondly known offered here is presented in superb condition after considerable care and attention was taken in the detailed restoration / upgrade and preparation to complete an outstanding example.
Accompanying the car:
Detailed pictorial record of 100 point restoration
Fiat Motor Club (GB) Statement of Build/Manufacture
Original Fiat 500 Owner’s Manual
Bespoke red car cover
This unique and utterly enjoyable Fiat 500 is available for immediate viewing at our Central London showroom.