1973 Fiat 500 R, one owner until we purchased it in 2020. has been carefully kept in a garage at all times and has covered only 68,000 km. It has been completely restored by us in every part, to remove the signs of weathering that naturally occur and the signs of use after 50 years. Sound and original. The bodywork is shiny and new, having been restored in every part and detail both inside and out, and does not need any work.
It is equipped with a synchronised gearbox and a 650 cc engine for increased fun and performance, even uphill. Engine and gearbox have been dismantled and overhauled in all their parts; 28 carburettor cleaned and overhauled, oil pressure bulb replaced due to a small leak (fixed). Of course, after being disassembled, new oil, new air filter and spark plugs were put in. In addition, for the gearbox, the shuttle bushing was overhauled, the oil seal and various gaskets were replaced, new covers for the small leak (fixed). The steering box was restored and overhauled. The electrical system was restored and is in perfect working order. Equipped with steering lock and anti-theft system with key.
As for the interior of the 500, new front panels, rear panels and seats in very good condition, internally reupholstered, with normal and very small signs of age and use only in some parts, they do not need any work.
Original 500 R wheels restored with inner tubes and new Cinturato Pirelli tyres. Most of its parts have been restored and all consumables have been replaced with new ones such as: gaskets, shock absorbers, brakes, brake master cylinder, brake lines, fuel lines, soft top, tyres, inner tube, windscreen wiper, filter, oil, engine gaskets, gearbox oil, gearbox gaskets, cover, bearing, new plate and clutch, new battery. Also included and supplied are spare wheel, jack, and seat belt kit.
Perfectly functional in every part, it has just been overhauled.
A real gem, certainly of historical and collector's interest.
All the photos of the restoration speak for themselves, a digital collection with all the photos of the restoration will be delivered with the 500.
For further information, details, photos or videos, we would be happy to help.
The car can be viewed and picked up in Cosenza, by appointment with Catawiki.