1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan  Chassis no. to be advised

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Lot 86N
1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan

£ 25,000 - 30,000
US$ 35,000 - 41,000
Amended
1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. to be advised
*One owner from new
*Left-hand drive
*Ultra rare car/caravan combination
*Caravan never used
*Registered in Italy

Footnotes

  • Apart from a Ferrari, no car is more recognisable as classically Italian than the FIAT 500. Replacement for FIAT's much-loved 500 'Topolino', the Nuova 500 debuted in 1957. A radical departure from its predecessor's essentially pre-war design, FIAT's new baby featured unitary construction, an opening fabric roof and all-independent suspension while carrying its engine at the rear. The 479cc power unit was an air-cooled overhead-valve twin and the gearbox a four-speeder. The austerity of the basic 500 - it was known as the 'Economica' - was not well received, prompting the swift introduction of a revised and better equipped model, which first appeared towards the end of 1957 at the Turin Show. Refinements incorporated in this less Spartan version included wind-down windows, an upholstered rear seat, column-mounted switch-gear stalks, and hubcaps. Introduced in 1960, the successor 500D used the 499.5cc engine of the 500 Sport in de-tuned form. In 1965 it was superseded by the 500F, the latter's altered bodywork incorporating front-hinged doors and a shortened sunroof, while mechanical improvements included a strengthened transmission. Maximum power increased to 22bhp and the top speed to within a whisker of 60mph.

    An immense success for FIAT, almost 3,000,000 of these adorable little cars had been sold when production ceased in 1975. The 500 remains as popular today as it ever was, and only a few years ago was voted 'Sexiest Car' by the readers of Top Gear magazine. Economical fun on four wheels, the Nuova 500 is well supported for spares by the owners' club and recognised specialists.

    Offered with a twin-berth Levante Graziella 300 caravan, this FIAT 500D sunroof saloon affords the prospect of enjoyable weekends away in unsurpassed Italian style. The car has had only one owner from new and is un-restored and original, having been kept garaged all its life, while the caravan dates from 1960 and has never been used. Three metres (9.8') long and weighing a mere 400kg (182lb), the Graziella boasts the considerable convenience of a pop-up roof and is equipped with a kitchen, wardrobe, and a dinette that converts into a double bed. A perfect holiday partnership that will turn heads everywhere.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the chassis number of this car is 110D375615.
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1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan  Chassis no. to be advised
1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan  Chassis no. to be advised
1962 Fiat 500D Saloon & Levante Graziella 300 Caravan  Chassis no. to be advised
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