Burbank, California
1 - 3 August 2013
Lot 868

1963 Fiat 500 F


$33,000 USD | Sold

United States | Burbank, California



Identification No.
  • Early “suicide doors” version
  • Known as “Nicoletta” this Cinquecento just completed a no-expenses spared body-off restoration
  • Lovingly executed by Renzo Gagliardo, a long-time Fiat aficionado in the Italian village of Cairo Montenotte just 130 kilometers from where it was built in 1963
  • In excellent order with just 1 mile driven from restoration

This is a very rare version of the early 500 as it has the “suicide doors” along with a completely foldable top called the “Targhe” or “Transformable”

“Nicoletta,” as the car is fondly named, is a 1963 Fiat 500 Cinquecento that underwent a year-long restoration in the Italian village of Cairo Montenotte, just 130 kilometers from where it was built in 1963.

The restoration was done under the care of a three-generation Italian family, who undertake less than 10 restorations per year. Renzo Gagliardo, a long-time Fiat aficionado, took immense pride in the restoration of Nicoletta.

The body was stripped to bare metal and underwent a complete rust-free, no-expense-spared, body-off restoration that includes floor pans and body panels. Nicoletta was covered with show-quality paint in the color of Verde Chiaro. All interior panels, dash, carpets and seats were restored or replaced in correct factory colors.

The interior is Light Verde with Vaniglia accents. The transmission was rebuilt with new parts. The engine was completely rebuilt and tuned. All electrical wiring was replaced as were brakes and clutch.

Furthermore, this lovely Fiat comes with all tools, a spare tire, and only one mile since completion.