Not featured a Fiat for a while, but I couldn’t this stunning 1963 Fiat 500D Trasformabile car on eBay.
It dates from 1963 and it is a left-hand drive, ‘sympathetically restored’ and quite obviously a top-end job. Oh, and it has a back story too.
According to the seller, the car is originally from the South of Italy and was ‘hand selected’ by an Italian gentleman residing in Guernsey, picking out ‘the best available’ when out on a holiday.
This car apparently ‘ticked all the boxes’ as it had been ‘extremely well restored’ four or five years previously, with the floors had been replaced with quality OEM panels.
It was imported to his home in Guernsey two years ago and after having an engineers report conducted on the vehicle, was allowed to register and insure it.
He has been using it with his family to zip about the island, but the car is now looking for a new owner.
If you want a Fiat, I suspect you might struggle to find a better example than this. But it comes at a price.
That’s probably because this is a highly desirable ‘D’ model (the most sought after in the classic Nuova 500 range), featuring the much loved and suicide doors and a full-length convertible sunshine roof, as well as the round speedo. The original matching numbers on the engine too, in case you were wondering.
The interior is also very special and I love the mint green colour scheme both inside and out. It looks straight off the factory floor, which is perhaps a tribute to that restoration job a few years back.
As I hinted above and as you probably guessed, this doesn’t come cheap. If you want to be the next owner of this 1963 Fiat 500D Trasformabile you are looking at £16,750. Unless you can come to an arrangement with the seller.