Fiat - 500 L Abarth Replica - 1971

Fiat - 500 L Abarth Replica - 1971
Located in: Italy - with Italian registration - 29810 km - 3 - Good condition: visible signs of wear and general ageing

Wonderful Fiat 500 L Replica Abarth from 1971.
Exclusive Nardo Grey colour, code LY7C.
The car takes on a darker hue as the sun goes down, as shown in the last photos.

An accurate restoration work was carried out inside and outside in 2020.

Main features:
Finely and accurately restored interior by Italian craftsman in respect of the real made in Italy.
Custom-made interior, from the choice of its design to materials.
Leatherette and faux Alcantara were chosen.
All padding of old frames were replaced and relined according to the chosen design.

The interior was fully custom-made, including the carpet.

The engine was replaced with a Fiat 126 Personal 4 model engine to comply with the Abarth customisation that includes a 650 cc 24 HP engine.

This engine was slightly improved for greater reliability.

Engine still in break-in period.

Lightened and balanced flywheel.
Oversized carburettor.
Cylinder head processing.
Sports exhaust.

And to improve cooling, an oil cooler and a series of aluminium components were added, such as

Abarth tappet cover.
4 LT Abarth sump tray (and related accessories).

These modifications required many hours of work and the creation of handcrafted components for assembly and extension, both from a mechanical and electrical point of view.

Tachometer gauge.
Oil pressure gauge and relevant bulb.
Oil temperature gauge and relevant bulb.

Addition of electronic petrol pump and abolition of mechanical fuel pump with Abarth cap.

Electronic ignition was installed.
New electric system with battery switch.

It covered a few kilometres with this engine. Safe engine with compression.

The current odometer reading shouldn’t be considered, because the Veglia was recently replaced with an original used spare part.

All documents related to the car show the details of the original Fiat 500 and not the modifications in question such as alloy rims and several improvements.
The details and modifications described in this ad refer to the Abarth customisation.

Please check if the vehicle can be registered in your country.

For the assembly of this engine, a synchronous 4 M gearbox was chosen.

A meticulous bodywork treatment was also carried out.

The car was completely cleaned of all traces of rust and treated with high-quality products to preserve its condition.
The body is in good condition.

Part of the front sheet metal was replaced during a previous restoration, while the original doors and bonnets were kept as they were in excellent condition.

Please note the set-up and the work done on the mudguards to accommodate the alloy rims.

* Wonderful mirror-polished alloy rims
* Braking system replaced with disc brakes
* Modified distribution with inverted-eyelet leaf springs size 19

* Sports suspension
The car had only three owners (including myself) over the years.
It was already tested (inspection) in 2020, normal condition.

I am not aware of any accidents over the years and the car is in good condition with no signs of accidents.

Documents with Italian registration certificate ready for the transfer of ownership.

The car can be viewed in Aversa (Caserta), Italy.
I can provide full availability and support in communication with the carrier.

Please note:
The seller does not ship the vehicle to avoid any responsibility concerning possible transport damages, but is ready to give a shipping help. Please take into account that shipping will be at your risk.

The car needs maintenance despite the fact that most of the components are new. The engine should have been run in for at least 1000 km (break-in period) for general tuning such as carburetion and various adjustments.

Slight oil leak in the gearbox bearing, although the gearbox was fully overhauled, it is possible that the bearing was faulty.
But after collection, the car has been parked in the garage for over a year, which has resulted in small spots of rust on the chrome parts as usual (these spots can be removed with a simple polish).

Also small adjustments such as setting of doors, as I had no time to do this.

Headliner application (anchoring).

Classic car sold as second-hand in good condition with outstanding maintenance.

Despite this, the car starts at first try and runs well, it’s a lot of fun to drive with very expensive and, above all, new components.

Lot details
Model Type
500 L Abarth Replica
Located in
Body style
Cabriolet / convertible
Mileage reading
29810 km
Registration papers
with Italian registration
Nardo Gray
Horse Power
Cubic capacity
Matching numbers
Matching colours
Service book/history
Valid MOT
Condition (Paint & Body)
3 - Good: may require conventional body and paintwork. May require replacement of parts
Condition (Interior)
3 - Good: shows signs of normal wear and usage. May require repair or replacement of parts
Condition (Frame & underbody)
3 - Good: frame/structure shows minor signs of surface rust, signs of usage/wear, may require some attention
Condition (Mechanical)
3 - Good: mechanically sound. May require maintenance and repair
Condition (Overall)
3 - Good condition: visible signs of wear and general ageing
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