The classic Fiat 500 models

The classic Fiat 500 models

Let’s start by cataloging and distinguishing the various fiat 500 models.
Considering that the internet is full of this information,
I won’t go too far on this subject.

In chronological order:
Fiat New 500
Fiat 500 Sport
Fiat 500 D
Fiat 500 F
Fiat 500 L
Fiat 500 R

The most common models are the F – L – R models, while the Fiat
500 D and even more the Fiat Nuova 500 and the sport are rarer models
and expensive.

But let’s see in detail what features the various models have.

Fiat Nuova 500
Launch price: 490,000 lire 
Year of production: 1957 – 1960
Displacement: 479 cm³
HP: 15 HP at 4000 rpm
Maximum speed: 90 Km / h

The Fiat Nuova 500 made its debut in the summer of 1957, with an excessively Spartan layout, only two seats and a rear bench. The car can only accommodate 2 people but carries 70 kilograms of luggage (an important value for the time).
The design of the Nuova 500, created by Dante Giacosa, allowed the designer to win the prestigious “Compasso d’Oro” industrial design award in 1959.

The first thing that will stand out is the opening against the wind
of the counters. Other features are the chrome on the
sides and on the front hood, the whisker on the front, the
lack of a rear seat (in its place there is one
bench to load luggage), the wheel cups
in aluminum, the air intakes on the front and the
rear window incorporated into the canvas hood and of course hoods
in canvas with pantograph opening.

New 500 Sport sedan and sunroof 
Launch price: 560000 Lire 
Year of production: 1958 – 1960
Displacement: 499.5 cm³
Hp: 21.5 HP at 4000 rpm
Maximum speed: 105 km / h

To differentiate and further enhance the 500 range, Fiat offered the Sport version in mid-1958. The car initially has a rigid roof and is characterized on the outside by a red band located under the roof and, in some cases, also by the painting of the two-tone body. The engine is further enhanced, the maximum speed rising to 105 km / h (+10 km / h). The retractable roof version of the Sport also arrived in 1959.

Fiat 500 D
Launch price: 435000 Lire 
Year of production: 1960 – 1965
Displacement: 499.5 cm³
Hp: 17.5 hp
Maximum speed: 95 km / h

The Fiat 500 is almost unchanged compared to the previous model
D was equipped with a padded and folding rear seat for
allow both the transport of passengers and the possibility of
load a fair amount of luggage. The were added
sun visors, window cleaners and knee pads. The
roof can be opened halfway and the rear window is now located
housing inside the sheet metal roof bolted to the

Fiat 500 F
Launch price: 475000 Lire 
Year of production: 1965 – 1972
Displacement: 499 cm³
Hp: 18 hp
Maximum speed: 95 km / h

Aesthetically it takes the form that we all know. The
doors are bolted to the front and opened
it becomes like in modern cars, where they used to be
interior air lights now take the headlights for the arrows and lights
of position. The rims are replaced and fit cups in
unpolished aluminum. Inserts are no longer inserted
chromed on the sides and on the hood. On the rear hood comes
post the word “new 500”

Fiat 500 L (luxury)
Launch price: 525000 Lire 
Year of production: 1968 – 1972
Displacement: 499 cm³
Hp: 18 hp hp
Maximum speed: 95 km / h

Identical to the Fiat 500 F, the Lusso version is fitted with tubulars
front and rear (ercolino and rostrum). The odometer
it becomes more square in shape and takes inside
place the lights of the lights and arrows. The dashboard is no longer painted in the same color, but a plastic dashboard is mounted.
 On the front the mustache is removed and the Fiat emblem with a red background is inserted.

Fiat 500 R
Launch price: 660000 Lire 
Year of production: 1972 to 1975
Displacement: 594 cm³
Horses: 18 hp hp
Maximum speed: 100 km / h

It is the most spartan version, but certainly more comfortable to drive

The odometer returns round, the seats do not
they have more longitudinal seams but become smooth and without
crescents. The emblem is the rectangular one with a black background
and written FIAT in silver relief. It takes a lot from 126: the
brake pump (which forces you to change the floor of the
front hood to make room for the light switch
stop), the attachment of the engine to the rear crossmember and the rims
of the wheels. Also the gearbox is that of the 126 and it is