1959 Fiat 500 N

Lot: 829

Sold for (£): 15,400
Offered for sale is a .478L 1959 FIAT 500 N manual that has been with the current owner for the last 4 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 81 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

An incredibly rare mechanically and cosmetically original 1959 (June) Fiat 500 "Nuova. The "N" was the last year to have the grills in the front panel for cabin ventilation along with the stylish aviation-style indicators and sidelights which were replaced in late 1959 for front mounted indicators and sidelights due to legislation rules for safety reasons. This model also features the "tette apribile" meaning sunroof model, a short canvas hood as opposed to the now named "trasformabile" convertible full hood, providing more headroom due to the new metal rear section of roof and a new floor layout allowing more leg room.

Sourced from a private collection in Italy and registered in the UK in July 2014, this beautiful 500 N stands on its four new 125/12 white wall tyres in its original Fiat colour of 449 "Blu Medio" with stunningly trimmed blue and white interior and matching high-quality door cards. The original wiring loom was cleaned and checked, the switches and speedo are original. The 110*000 * 479cc 16.5hp engine was maintained to a high standard, right down to the re-plated Fiat bolts and the 110 N gearbox. The car has also been rust proofed and the wheels have been powder coated in the correct shade of Ivory.

Respected Fiat 500 restorer, Kelvyne Baker of Latifa Estates International.

"The engine has been checked and fully serviced to Fiat spec
Gearbox has been checked and oil changed.
The fuel hoses have been upgraded to R6 for modern fuels.
The braking system has been checked and items changed as required with original Fiat parts.
The wheels have been checked cleaned and re-powder coated the colour as factory.
The tyres and tubes have been replaced as seen with 125 x 12 White Walls of good quality.
Steering has been checked and re-aligned using new original Fiat components. Ball Joints etc.
A new Bosch 3-year battery has been fitted for peace of mind.
All electrics are good and functional.
We have fitted a hand-made German Mohair Sunroof, colour matched, to enhance the appearance.
The 500N starts and drives as expected from this little classic."

Lot Details

Registration: 268 UYH RHD/LHD: Left Hand Drive
Year: 1959 Engine size: .478L
Make: FIAT Odometer reading (miles): 68310
Model: 500 N MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: 110*083747*

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 81 / 135


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## Contrary to the published catalogue this car has the original wiring loom ##

Vehicle History

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history