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1953 Fiat Topolino 500 C beautiful restored car

  • Location: Roswell, Georgia, United States
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: 500
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: convertible
  • Year: 1953
  • Mileage: 45000
  • VIN: 382005
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 500cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible
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1953 Fiat 500 convertible Description

The Topolino was one of the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production. Launched in 1936, three models were produced until 1955, all with only minor mechanical and cosmetic changes. It was equipped with a 569cc four-cylinder, side-valve, water-cooled engine mounted in front of the front axle,[(later an overhead valve motor) and so was a full-scale car rather than acyclecar. The radiator was located behind the engine which made possible a lowered aerodynamic nose profile at a time when competitors had a flat, nearly vertical grille.The shape of the car's front allowed exceptional forward visibility.

Rear suspension initially used quarter-elliptic rear springs, but buyers frequently squeezed four or five people into the nominally two-seater car, and in later models the chassis was extended at the rear to allow for more robust semi-elliptic springs.

With horsepower of about 13bhp,its top speed was about 53mph (85km/h), and it could achieve about 39.2 miles per US gallon (6.00L/100km; 47.1mpg‑imp). The target price given when the car was planned was 5,000 lire.In the event the price at launch was 9,750 lire,though the decade was one of falling prices in several parts of Europe and later in the 1930s the Topolino was sold for about 8,900lire. Despite being more expensive than first envisioned, the car was competitively priced.Nearly 520,000 were sold.

Three models were produced. Model A and B shared the same body, only the engine of model B had 16hp, vs. 13hp of Model A. Model A was produced from 1937 to 1948, while B was produced in 1948 and 1949. Model A was offered as a 2-doorsaloon, 2-doorconvertiblesaloon (saloon with folding roof) and a 2-doorvan,while Model B also introduced a 3-doorestateunder the name 500 B Giardinetta ("estate wagon"The Giardinetta was at the beginning only available as a so-calledwoodie, i.e. with an outside ash frame and available in seven metallic colors. When it was later renamed Belvedere, the wood was replaced with metal. This model as well as the regular two-seater Convertible-Limousine were also produced in France bySimcastheSimca5and in Germany by the German Fiat subsidiary NSU-Fiat.

Model C was introduced in 1949 with a restyled body and the same engine as Model B, and was offered in 2-door saloon, 2-door convertible saloon, 3-doorestateand 2-doorvanversions. In 1952, Giardinetta was renamed Belvedere ("A turret or other raised structure offering a pleasant view of the surrounding area", referring to its sunroof). Model C was produced until 1955.

This Topolino is probably the most beautiful of all, really head turner and will call the attention of everybody at the car show, for sure will piss off some Ferrari owners.

Great car to drive in small towns with low speed limit