Fiat 500 L Classic - restoration of highest quality just completed.
Very detailed specification costing just under £23K.
When buying a classic car, you are advised to have a very detailed picture record of what was done during the restore and how it was done.
THE CAR COMES WITH OVER 300 PICTURES THAT SHOW EVERY STAGE OF THE RESTORE - SO THERE'S NO DOUBT AS TO HOW GOOD IT IS UNDER THE PAINT. To view link to book copy and paste: - details above
Having travelled just 23863 Miles (38405 Kilometres) before being restored, the original car was one of the best 500's i've seen with very little corrosion (as can be seen from the pictures). The car has a full service history from new and a lot of documented evidence from 1975 (2nd owner a Ms Vana Pinotti - Formigine area of Modena, Northern Italy)
So what's on offer that isn't generally found on 500's offered for sale:
1. Subtle Under the skin tuning over £7K spent on tuning alone (difficult to see but massive impact on drive-ability)
2. A brand new blue printed & breathed upon engine costing around £4K, (balanced crank, ported gas flow drilled head with hardened valve seats, and milled steel camshaft 35/70 70/35) with electronic ignition and stainless steel larger bore exhaust. The engine should produce 35 - 39 hp once set up on the rolling road (needs running in first) & far greater torque and power without vibrating itself to bits like the original engines (thanks to the crank balancing).
3. A new synchromesh gearbox with new 500 drive shafts
4. Sought after Borrani wheels with new tyres costing over £1K
5. Halogen H4 Headlamps allow you to see at night
6. Wiring upgraded with particular attention paid to earthing (using earthing terminal blocks and earthing straps to anchoring points such as the bolts that fasten the front leaf spring). Earthing on classic cars can be a bit flakey.
10. Chassis tuning - Progressive rear springs and mildly lowered front spring, sports shocks all round, for more modern feel
11. Car comes with great provenance - (History from new and the same owner between 1975 and 2014) lots of documentation:
A) Letter of provenance from Fiat UK
B) NOVA certification issued
C) V5 (first UK registration 1/11/18) - vehicle taxed
D) Vintage Black / Silver Aluminium plates are ready to go on
D) An E book is available with over 300 photos, detailing every stage of the restore no need to guess what is under the paint.
E) XLS document charts everything spent
F) Lots of official Italian documentation
QUALITY OF BODY SHELL
12. Original car was is very good condition restored by an Artisan vintage car restorer. The bare shell restored on a rotisserie after media blasting (PICTURES SHOW THE DETAIL AT EVERY STAGE)
13. Bilt Hamber Dynax 550 wax treatment in all double skin / closed profiles. Often overlooked and the reason that many restores show corrosion after a few short years.
14 Pictures will show that as much focus went into the underside and interior bodywork as the outer panels.
15. New metal parts, media blasted and powder coated zink and blue to give longer life
16. 2-pack Clear over base paint finish - HIGH GLOSS FINISH
17. Better than original sound proofing
18. Practically every part new
19. 45 Micron chrome bumpers
20. Premium new parts selected over the budget parts
21. Original tool kit & Jack - stripped and powder coated
22. DOES NOT have the flaws and missing parts common to 99% of 500's
23. Actual costs doubled vs. projected cost - a testament to the 'no-expense-spared' approach
24. Not driven by anyone - like a new car.
25. Although the car has just been completed, it is offered for less than what has been spent on parts and bodywork (with over 600 hours of labour not factored in by someone who's been working on classic Fiats since the early '80's)
This car is for somebody that wants a quality 500 without compromise.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions. +44 the details below
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