1967 FIAT 1500
Convertible Car for sale by Auto Archeologist in Middletown, Connecticut 06457
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Classic Car Overview
This Fiat has been in the same family for the last 20+ years.
It has been in California for all it's life, only coming east a couple of years ago.
Pinin Farina designed this elegant run about. The 1.5L Fiat engine doesn't do much in terms of HP but the 5 speed gear box and front disc brakes (There are aluminum finned drums in back) certainly help bring an air of sportiness to this little car.
Completely rust free, these cars were known for their ability to rust while you watched. The front floor pans have been replaced on both left and right sides, however, the rest of the car still has the original factory applied undercoat/rust proofing. This car is rust/rot free.
The 4 cylinder engine is fed by a 2bbl Weber carb and has an unknown number of miles. When new, this little 4 cylinder pumped out 83 HP and 88 lb ft of torque. The odometer has 33,481 miles on it. The engine is the original engine and is numbers matching. Aside from correct floor pans and the respray several years ago in a bright white, the car is believed to be original.
The paint is smooth and very shiny but there are a couple of small nicks here and there.
While not concours ready, she does hold up very well under scrutiny with only a few small blemishes across the trim and paint. The interior is in great condition, the floor pans inside show the correct pattern and hold a good coat of paint. The vinyl seats are firm and have no tears or other issues.
The car is titled as a 1967 however, it should be a 66 as they stopped producing the cabriolets in 1966. Generally back in the day, cars were titled for the year they were sold not necessarily when they were manufactured.
The car starts right up and idles strongly, with no coughs or burbles. She shifts easily and moves along nicely through the gears.
Recent work includes new brakes, tires, fluids and general tune.
There are thousands and thousands of MGs, Triumphs, Healeys, etc out there - They only made 34,000 or so of these through their entire 6 year run so you won't see too many at the local cars and coffee if any. Many referred to this as the mini Ferrari as it had several similarities to a 250 GT cabriolet also designed by Pininfarina.
Great little, very pretty car to simply take out and enjoy.
Asking price is $18,000 FIRM
Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.
Classic Car ID101381656
Transmission5 Speed Manual
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