Fiat - 500 C Trasformabile RHD "NO RESERVE" - 1952

Description
Fiat - 500 C Trasformabile RHD "NO RESERVE" - 1952
Located in: Italy - With canceled Italian registration (Radiata) - 87265 km - 4 - Fair condition: drivable, but may require mechanic and cosmetic work

Rare Fiat 500 C with ‘right-hand drive’.

This Fiat was built for the Italian market in 1952, registered in 1953. Few enthusiasts know that right-hand drive was also available in Italy.

In fact, before the war many cars had right-hand drive, so Fiat decided to keep it available also in the 1950s on demand for the Italian market.

This is a very hard-to-find model, only few left the factory with this rare option.

The car comes from the ‘Fiat Lastraioli’ private collection/museum, the largest Fiat dealership in Florence and sponsor of the ‘Trofeo Fiat Lastraioli’ (as shown in photos), which was closed in the 2000s.

In 2017, it was purchased by a collector, who carried out works worth €2300 such as electric restoration of brakes, petrol pump, carburettor seals, master cylinder, wheel bearings, silencer. Invoices are available (please see photos).

It was left unused since 2017 and needs some work, you can drive it in private areas but the engine needs some care.

The painting is in reasonable condition but not crisp, it’s an old 1990s restoration. Soft top is resistant with no tears, it opens and closes smoothly.

The front chrome grille is a rare option of the time, with badge on the bonnet.

Some videos of the car, engine running and road driving are available, please contact Catawiki.

The feeler gauge showed no major accidents.

The car has Italian number plates and registration (officially de-registered, struck off the register).

Bidders are welcome to view and test the vehicle. It is located in Quarrata 51039, PT, Italy. Please contact Catawiki for an appointment.

We can arrange transfer of ownership and exports documents remotely. Affordable shipping throughout Italy, Europe and rest of the world.

Lot details
Brand
Fiat
Model Type
500 C Trasformabile RHD "NO RESERVE"
Year
1952
Located in
Italy
Body style
Cabriolet / convertible
Mileage reading
87265 km
Registration papers
With canceled Italian registration (Radiata)
Transmission
Manual
Fuel
Petrol
Colour
Blue
Horse Power
17
Condition (Overall)
4 - Fine condition: May require mechanic and cosmetic work
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