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Old 24-11-2013   #1
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My little black 500...

Hi All,

I'm new to the forum, and I have just bought a lovely Fiat 500 off my Dad- well, he px'd it against one of my other cars, but that's a long story.

I'm posting the car up on here, as I am complete unaware as to what it is (I know it's a 500), but that is as far as my knowledge goes I'm afraid.. I understand it has a 126 engine and gearbox as there are syncro's on every gear other than first... I believe that is a tail-tail sign?
She also has several Arbath parts, like rocker-cover, twim exhaust etc, but if anybody can point bits out for me from the photos, please feel free!

Anyway, here are a couple of snaps of her...











Ps. What do you think a car like this is worth? She has NO rot, and is mechanically perfect....

All the best,
Daniel
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Re: My little black 500...

Judging by the chassis plate this is a 500R in that it left the factory with a 594cc 126 engine (motore 126 on chassis plate), 126 wheels but the 1972 UK number does cause confusion - I'm not altogether certain when the 500R first made an appearance.
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Re: My little black 500...

Info like this is just what I'm after! Thanks, and keep it coming
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Re: My little black 500...

Welcome to the forum Daniel, That's a great little motor you have there! Where in the UK are you? As for price, for a LHD 500R in what looks like great condition, I would estimate 5 - 6k. Any other forum members who have bought a car more recently than me, feel free to chip in if I'm off the mark.

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Hi Matt,

I'm based in the East Midlands, Rutland to be precise. The car has not been used for the last couple of years, other than the odd trip into town. So I'm planning to recommission her by changing the oil etc, and then get ready to do some miles next year.

Any recommendations for local-ish car shows etc would be great.
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