1998 R Fiat Cinquecento Sporting
100% original and standard
Full documented service history
MoT until June 2022 (passed with zero advisories)
Two keys including the Ďredí key
All ownersí manuals including stamped service book
All invoices / receipts for work done on the car and parts purchased
Work carried out within the last 6 months includes:
Full service at 49,100 (including plugs, leads, coolant flush)
New clutch at the same time
Brand new replacement parts fitted in the last 6 months:
Fuel filler pipe
Front brake discs and pads (Brembo)
Exhaust back box
Headlights (with the correct black inserts)
Metal number plates
Number plate lights (original)
The car is very original, including the Phillips radio cassette and undamaged parcel shelf. Interior wise, it is in lovely condition and everything works.
Being an older Fiat the car does still have a couple of small jobs attending to, although neither are urgent and the car can be used as-it with no issues. Firstly, there is a small coolant leak which I believe could be coming from the water pump area. It was leaking slightly before I replaced this (due to a noisy bearing) and still seems to be, so may need looking at (I have been topping up the coolant when needed). Also, the speedo seems to be reading a little high since the clutch was replaced, I believe this could be down to a worn cable.
There are the inevitable small dents, marks and stone chips on the car, although I donít believe these detract from the overall look of the car. I have spent many hours cleaning, polishing and waxing the car and it looks as good in person as in the pictures.
I bought the car as a renovation project and I have enjoyed bringing the car back to its former glory. Recently I have recently had the opportunity to purchase my dream motorbike and I really need to free up some space in my garage, hence selling the car.
Overall, this is a 23-year-old car and some things of course donít work as well as they did when new, but this is a lovely old Fiat and having had a few of these over the years, I would say this Cinq drives and performs amongst the best. The engine is great around town, the steering is sharp and the brakes strong. The suspension has obviously had the various bushes replaces recently as it all feels very tight.
I have a second set of original Cinquecento Sporting alloy wheels (with excellent matching Pirelli tyres fitted) which I can include in the sale. I bought them as a spare set to get refurbished.
Iím based in York, YO26, please get in touch if you need any more information.