1972 Fiat 500 – Overland Park, KS

 

Seller offering a 1972 Fiat 500L with 950 kilometers on 6-digit odometer for $12,000.   The “L” designation is the Lusso (“luxury”) edition.  The Lusso was equipped with tubular guards, a Fiat badge at the front, redesigned hubcaps, chrome molding covering the roof drip rails, and bring trim around the front and rear windows.  On the inside the dash was covered in plastic instead of bare models, the instrument was trapezoid instead of circular, the steering wheel was black plastic with metal spokes, and the floor was covered with carpet rather than rubber mats.

Seller outlines work that has been done on the vehicle including brand new tires, front wheel bearings, rebuilt carburetor, new fuel pump, oil pressure switch, ignition rotor, battery, and restored interior lighting.  All work done by Adam Vega’s Automotive of Lenexa.

Seller says a fun vehicle, lots of attention where ever it goes, and includes shop and owner’s instruction manual.    As opposed to other ’72’s, seller says the vehicle gets 30-40 mpg – not too shabby with a 4.5 gallon tank.   Built from 1957-1976, the 500 was very popular and came with a number of variants.  In addition to longer wheel-base models it was also came in sport models – both Abarth and Giannini.

Since the reintroduction of the Fiat 500 in the United States in 2007, very interesting to see an original model – especially locally.  Check out seller’s listing on Craigslist for full details and seller’s contact information.

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