It is with regret that for Sale is my beautiful Fiat Cinquecento S in Grey. Here at the basic headlines:
P Reg (January 1997)
Approximately 106,700 miles…..
Comprehensive Service History
If you are still reading this add at this stage you most probably know something about these little cars. But this particularly car is anything far from an ordinary Cinquecento. This quirky little car are now being named future classics.
I’ve just finished undergraduate degree about to head onto a masters, I bought this car just under 5 years ago as skint student at college. Since then this little car has taken both me and my stuff and moved me to Wales for the past four years, covering thousands of miles of the years. Then last year myself and a friend decided to take part in an event called the “Mongol Rally” whereby you take a little car (aka crap) and drive it from Goodwood to Mongolia. In preparation for this ordeal the car has taken some serious work and modification the main one being an engine replacement (as the old one was a bit knackered – suspected broken piston ring), so thought it be easier to swap the engine out for a low mile replacement (approximately 50,000 when swapped in) since then its achieved about 10,000 miles. Sadly the car never completed its challenge as I sadly fell ill once we’d hit turkey, so I had to leave the car there and then collected it a couple of months later and drove it back to the UK. Overall it was a smooth 6,000 mile journey without a single break down. I then used it whilst at university this year till February, in which I decided to swap to the other cinquecento I had at the time.
However it then had its MOT in April and it seems that the past few years of taken a toll on a car of a car of this age. (It is a typical trait of these cars when they get to this age). The MOT states as follows:
Reason(s) for failure:
1)Offside Brake pipe excessively corroded front to back (3.6.B.2c)
2)Offside Front Brake pipe excessively corroded under wing (3.6.B.2c)
3)Nearside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
4)Offside Rear Suspension component mounting prescribed area is excessively corroded (2.4.A.3)
5)rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
6)Parking brake: efficiency below requirements (3.7.B.7)
Point 4 and 5) are the key points and the only viable option would be to replace the rear subframe which is something I’d planned to do over this summer. However not having much money (/somebody to help me to take this task on board). As well as trying to free some space in my garage.
The outside body work has got its fair share of scraps and bumps (but I like to think its character building) but to be expected from a car of over 20 years of age. However the interior is in reasonable condition.
Included with the sale of the car is a many bits (including body panels and interior trim) from a yellow Cinquecento sporting I had up until last month but decided to break in order to save another (if not many others).
I’ve tried to be as honest as possible, as it will be truly gutted to see my companion go (provided it goes to the right person), somebody who will truly appreciate him (Bert).
There is no doubt in my mind that he will one day be a classic.
Please help not only me but this car go to a loving new home, considering how much has been spent on it, it is a bargain.
I am a massive car enthusiast please come take a look and only serious and sensible offers please.
I am going back to Uni in under 3 weeks so please give me a call on 07919310534 to save this wonderful machine, if nobody has it I will have to scrap it
Note car is currently sorned