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An excerpt from the E-Book “What to look for before buying a classic Fiat 500” follows:


Robustness and integrity Platforms

Take the flashlight and blanket or cardboard and place it on the floor. Lie down on the ground and check the condition of the funds. check that there is no passing rust or holes. Taking care not to cut yourself and using a screwdriver, tap the tip in various areas of the floor and check the solidity of the floor. If the screwdriver goes beyond the floor with the tip, it will mean that Something is rotten in the state of Denmark

If the bottom is nice and clean and the shapes are clearly visible (as in the photos above), then the floor is certainly in good condition or has been replaced with a new one.

If, on the contrary, the shapes are not clearly visible, then it could be that all that excess material is there to cover imperfections and rotten parts. Look at the examples below:

Since you’re already lying on the ground, continue the search in the lower part of the car. Check the corrugated bulkhead located behind the rear fender. 

You can find it here, at the rear of the fender.

From experience, if the restoration was done in a rough way, they will not have even looked in this area. Check that there is no rust and that the part is solid.

If not, you could have problems during the testing phase, or almost certainly if you decide to re-register the Fiat 500 outside Italy.

Since by now you will have been lying down for at least a quarter of an hour, if you have not fallen asleep, check the quality of the paint jobs. With your pretty little fingernail, try to scratch the paint on the undersides of the car, if it comes off it’s because the paint was applied directly to the dirt.


I know you want to get up, but wait a few more minutes. Now, cross your hands and place them on your abdomen, take a deep breath, look at the sky and relax, Done? perfect!

After you have relaxed a bit, and without getting up yet, check the engine for oil leaks. Run your hand over the oil pan to see if there is any…

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