Fiat’s 500 and 600 models are amongst the smallest cars in the world, yet for all their diminutive proportions they are chic, fun to drive, and capable of travelling marathon distances. Both cars follow in the tradition of the 1936 Topolino, the original miniature Fiat that helped put Italy on wheels, and have allowed millions of families worldwide to experience the enjoyment and independence the motorcar affords. The water-cooled 600, along with its smaller sibling the air-cooled Nuova 500, were engineered and built to withstand the hard wear and tear they were subjected to by Italian drivers. Happily, many examples of the Fiat 500 and 600 have survived to provide exemplary use.
The Essential Buyer’s Guide to the Fiat 500 & 600 is like having expert advice, pocket size! Intended for marque owners and novice enthusiasts alike, Malcolm Bobbitt’s practical and easy to follow book will allow the potential purchaser of one of these highly practical cars to confidently and quickly assess a vehicle’s true condition. The guide enables the buyer to take a professional approach when viewing a car, and to decide within fifteen minutes whether it is worth taking a longer and more detailed examination. This book provides all the information and advice necessary to embark upon an hour-long appraisal of the car, and to judge whether it is the right vehicle at the right price. It features specially selected illustrations to help properly evaluate a potential purchase. Information on the Fiat community, such as marque specialists and clubs, is given, along with all the cars’ vital statistics.
This book covers all models in the Fiat 500 & 600 range, from 1955 to 1992, including the unique Multipla and the 500’s latter-day successor, the 126. Not only will it guide buyers in making the right choice of car, the information imparted will ensure enjoyable motoring and satisfying Fiat ownership. Packed with 100 new detail pictures and with a unique points system to score a possible purchase, this book is a must for any potential small Fiat owner.
• Identifies the different Fiat 500 & 600 models
• Gives clear and succinct advice when considering a car
• Your own pocket-size marque expert
• Instills confidence when examining a potential purchase
• Includes all the vital statistics you need to know
• Prepares you for a 15 minute evaluation of a car
• Provides for an in-depth appraisal of a vehicle
• Unique points scoring system to score a potential purchase
• How to buy at auction
• Spend a few pounds, potentially save 1000s!
Period covered: 1955-1992
Models covered: 3.1 Fiat 600 Saloon, Fiat 600 Multipla, Fiat Nuova 500, 500D, 500 Giardiniera, 600D Saloon, 600D Multipla, 500F, 500L, 500R, 126
Models not covered: 3.2 500A, 500B & 500C Topolino – 1936-1955 – 569cc. Excluded owing to rarity 3.3 6,120,883