1960 Fiat Nuova 500 America
The Fiat 500, Italian: Cinquecento, is a rear-engined, four-seat, small city car that was manufactured and marketed by Fiat Automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in two-door saloon and two door station wagon body styles.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, as a successor to the 500 "Topolino", it was an inexpensive and practical small car measuring 9 feet 9 inches long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two cylinder, air-cooled engine, is considered one of the first purpose designed city cars. Despite its very small size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical vehicle with large sales throughout Europe. During the years in which it was produced the 500 in Italy, Fiat designed and produced a US market version of the car with prominent headlamps About 300 were made between 1958 and 1962.
This very rare Fiat 500 is one of only 300 cars that was built specifically for the US market which is identified by the larger headlights located on top of the front fenders. All of the European Fiat 500s had smaller headlights located lower in the front bodywork of the car. Being a rare US model. the horsepower rating is 16. 5 HP. which is approximately 25% higher than the 13 HP Euro version. The car has had a complete restoration and is in ready to use condition. Is has a wonderful fabric sunroof for tree-line Fall road drives. Don't miss this little gem of a car, Truly a piece of usable automotive history and super collectible.
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