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1953 Fiat Topolino RHD

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DAY TWO: Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Lots 101 Onwards. (TWO DAY SALE)

  • 03-10-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 09:00

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1953 Fiat Topolino RHD

The Fiat 500, commonly known as "Topolino" an Italian city car produced and manufactured by Fiat from 1936 to 1955.

The name Topolino translates literally as "little mouse". The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. Launched in 1936, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. It was originally equipped with a 569 cc four-cylinder side-valve (later an overhead valve motor) The radiator is located behind the engine, which made possible a lowered aerodynamic nose profile at a time when competitors had a flat, nearly vertical grille. The shape of the car's front allowed exceptional forward visibility.

Very period in maroon over black with superb cream upholstery.

Registered at DVLA in September 2017 by the vendor. All the relevant paperwork is included.

This super little 2 door coupe appears very original and gives the impression of a cared for classic.

MOT exempt and free road tax.

Note the sound fold back sunroof and the fact it has retained it's grille trims.

On it's arrival, a short test drive revealed no major mechanical faults.

Clearly a good service would be advisable prior to it's use on the road.

Rear suspension initially used quarter-elliptic rear springs, but buyers frequently squeezed four or five people into the nominally two-seater car, and in later models the chassis was extended at the rear to allow for more robust semi-elliptic springs.

With horsepower of about 13 bhp, its top speed was about 53 mph and it could achieve about 39.2 miles per gallon. The target price given when the car was planned was 5,000 lire. Although by the launch date this had increased to 9,750 lire though the decade was one of falling prices in several parts of Europe and later in the 1930s the Topolino was sold for about 8,900 lire. Despite being more expensive than first envisioned, the car was competitively priced.
Nearly 520,000 were sold.

Looks to be very competitively priced to us?

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Thornton Le Dale site - Roxby Garage, Pickering Road, Thornton le Dale YO18 7LH - please call us to arrange an appointment on 01751 474455. Thank you

Specification

  • Lot Number: 275
  • Year: 1953
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: Topolino
  • Registration: 547 UYX
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Engine Size: 570
  • Estimate: £6000 - £7000
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