The Nuova 500 was a staple of the Italian motorways from the late 1950s through the 1970s. With its simple design, small footprint and clever use of space, it provided freedom to the masses with asking little in return. Today, there are still plenty on the roads, both in Italy and abroad and have amassed a loyal following. Part of its legacy is its modern day interpretation, the "Nuova" Nuova 500, if you will. While it has had slightly disappointing sales in the US market, it has relaunched the Fiat brand and reintroduced the fun of Italian motoring to a new generation of Americans.
This particular 1972 500L was one of those cars that caught my eye. It's stance, contrasting wheels and subtle modifications make this a tasty little number. It's stance gives the suggestion that it's ready to pounce at any minute.
This 1972 Fiat 500L was imported from Italy about 7 years ago. Fully restored with new 650cc engine and transmission, new wheels including tubes and tires about 1 year ago, Abarth steering wheel and shift knob, Giannini oil pan, electronic ignition, new top, new interior and much more.
Odometer shows 49,049 kilometers. The car runs very good, good engine and transmission, good brakes. Just a good strong little Cinquecento. Everything works with the exception of the fuel gauge. Inspections are welcome. I actually encourage inspections since this vehicle is being sold as is with no warranty stated or implied. I am not a dealer and am describing this car as best as i can. I am very conservative with my descriptions as you can see from my feedback. If you plan on driving or inspecting this vehicle please do so before bidding. Clear N.J title in hand.
These 500s are great little cars, cheap to run, easy on gas and elicit more stares than most Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Within the last half year, I've seen similar 500s range anywhere from $6,000 up to $12,000 and a little beyond, depending on condition. Most solid 500s in good condition, such as this, settle in around $8,000 to $10,000. This is a small price to pay for what amounts to one of the most legendary motors of the last century.