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FIAT NUOVA 500/500D/500F/500L

2-seater cabriolet.

Minimal transportation, with a busy aircooled twin at the back of an all-independently sprung hull. Early ones gutless, but the 499cc 500D cruises at 50-55mph. Gearbox very crash indeed: double declutch both ways. Uprated engine and front-hinged doors from '65 (500F), better equipped 500L added from '68. Too noisy and cramped for long runs.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
479cc/499cc (S2 OHV) 
Configuration:
Rear engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1957 to 1975  
Number produced:
181,036/2,900,000