Fiat 500 L
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- Completely restored
- TOP Quality
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When Fiat introduces the 500 in 1957, it cannot know what a huge success it will become. On July 4 of that year, the first 500s rolled off the production line in Turin.
Back to the 500, pronounced Cinquecento in Italian. Initially, the 500 does not run so fast, because it is much more sparse than the already available and successful 600. However, the tide turns quickly and the 500 grows into the figurehead of Italian mobility, together with the Vespa.
We would actually like to label the 500L that we offer here as ‘new’ because it is an incredibly fresh 500. Completely restored and in optimal condition, we don’t see 500s of this level very often. The numerous photos of the restoration make it clear how the work was done: professionally and in detail.
The body has been completely bare and almost completely fitted with new sheet metal. Where with restorations of 500s, the quality of the new sheet metal is sometimes skimped on because of the price, which is then clearly visible in the fit, here only good material has been chosen. The result is a body that looks beautiful, with string-tight seams, the correct fits of parts that are normally sealed without any effort and beautiful ivory-white paint.
The chrome bumpers, the 12” wheels painted in body colour with chrome wheel covers and all rubbers and chrome strips are or look new.
The same story is true in the interior: the interior was completely renovated, painted and fitted with new upholstery and carpeting. Beautiful brown upholstery contrasts very nicely with the creamy white paint layer so that we can speak of a very successful and original combination. From all the details, such as the storage tray on the centre tunnel, the instrument cluster in Concours condition and the controls, you can see that this is a top restoration with no expense spared.
The technology, such as the chassis, brakes and steering have also been renewed, we realize that the description is indeed becoming somewhat boring. The 500L, therefore, drives very well, with the last rabbit not even having conjured up the top hat: behind the back seat is a somewhat more powerful engine than was originally available in 1968. As a result, the 500L not only drives very pleasantly, but you also keep up with the traffic. No, don’t be under any illusions, we would personally not advise traffic light sprints. Fortunately, every 500 owner and owner knows that that is absolutely not the point. Putting a smile on the face, a 500 always wins that game, no matter what it has to compete against.
Fiat 500s are still offered in large numbers, but beautiful cars are becoming somewhat rarer. We still see them too often patched up instead of thoroughly restored. However, this 1968 500L is one that has been restored in a way that is usually done with cars worth many times over.
Gallery Aaldering is Europe’s leading Classic Cars specialist since 1975! Always 400 Classic and Sportscars in stock, please visit www.gallery-aaldering.com for the current stock list (all offered cars are available in our showroom) and further information. We are located near the German border, 95 km from Düsseldorf and 90 km from Amsterdam. So easy traveling by plane, train, taxi and car. Transport and worldwide shipping can be arranged. No duties/import costs within Europe. We buy, sell and provide consignment sales (selling on behalf of the owner). We can arrange/provide registration/papers for our German (H-Kennzeichen, TÜV, Fahrzeugbrief, Wertgutachten usw.) and Benelux customers. Gallery Aaldering, Arnhemsestraat 47, 6971 AP Brummen, The Netherlands. Tel: 0031-575-564055. Quality, experience and transparency is what sets us apart. We look forward to welcoming you in our showroom