1951 Fiat 500 Topolino Convertible Saloon - Excellent! See VIDEO. 1951 Fiat 500 Topolino Convertible Saloon - Excellent! See VIDEO. Click image to enlarge
Description 1951 Fiat 500 Topolino Convertible Saloon
Listed on behalf of Monte Shelton
Located in PORTLAND, OREGON.
The Fiat 500 Topolino (Little Mouse) was produced from 1937 to 1955 with only minor changes over the years. They were designed as a city car for the tight streets of Italy where parking was at a premium. With an overall length of 128 inches (about 10-1/2 feet long) they were truly one of the first Micro Cars.
This particular car was restored as needed several years ago. Repainted in correct Fiat Grigio (Gray) color. Paint looks great with smooth finish and a deep shine. New Excelsior tires at that time. The wool broadcloth interior appears to be excellent and original, as is the sliding convertible top. Chrome, glass and trim are good. New rubber floor mat. Body is solid. Panels are straight with good fit. Please see photos. Odometer shows 21,550 kilometers (13,390 miles) which may be correct, given the overall condition of the car, but can't be verified after 66 years.
Mechanically, this Topolino runs and drives well. 560 cc straight 4 cylinder engine. 16 HP. Water-cooled with radiator at the rear of the engine. Runs cool. 4-speed manual transmission shifts crisply. Newer exhaust. Rated at 39+ MPG. I have personally driven this car around town and on the freeway. I've had it up to speeds of 60 mph (100 kmh) which just about tops it out. It's a fun car to drive and gets lots of admiring looks and questions wherever it goes.
If you're looking for a unique car to enjoy for cruising around town, this is certainly a good one.
Priced with a reserve based on its condition and rarity. Please bid accordingly.
WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BIDDERS WORLDWIDE.
Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!
To view the VIDEO TOUR complete with engine running, go to: here
CLICK ON EACH PHOTO BELOW TO ENLARGE. Payment We gladly sell to buyers WORLDWIDE. Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. A deposit of $2000 is due via PayPal at that time. Vehicle deposits are non-refundable, per PayPal and eBay policy. Balance due in certified U.S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner, with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you. Shipping Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment, unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland, Oregon area (Northwest coast of the U.S. between Seattle and San Francisco) with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south, and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading. Terms of Sale Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously, with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected, but the description is based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason, the vehicle in this listing is being sold as-is with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted, cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. Mileage of vehicles over 10 years old is considered exempt by the State of Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. By participating in this auction, the bidder agrees to these terms. About Us Charvet Classic Cars assists sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I personally inspect each vehicle. I take the photographs and videos personally. It allows me to represent the vehicle accurately and answer any questions you may have about it. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998, and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions, you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. State of Oregon Dealer #DA4114. Licensed. Bonded. Insured. Thank you - David Charvet
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Used
“Looks, runs and drives great!”
Year: 1951 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): 500C-300250
Mileage: 13,390 Number of Cylinders: 4
Make: Fiat Transmission: Manual
Model: 500 Body Type: Convertible
Trim: Topolino Convertible Saloon - Excellent! See VIDEO Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Engine: 560cc. 4 cylinder Vehicle Title: Clear
Drive Type: RWD Options: Convertible, Sunroof
Fuel Type: Gasoline Sub Model: Topolino Convertible Saloon - Excellent! See VIDEO
For Sale By: Dealer Exterior Color: Gray
Drive Side: Left-hand drive Interior Color: Tan