An original Southern California Survivor. A collector’s dream.
This is a first edition Fiat/Seat 600 with Abarth factory options, and matching numbers drive-train. It is ready to drive and enjoy. This car features original side windscreens, period correct Motorola heavy duty transistor radio (sounds great), period correct and matching color seat-overs. The most exciting option, is the discreet mechanical bell alarm. The alarm is in excellent working condition with a discreet on/off switch.
As you know, the biggest factors in the value of a classic are “rarity and condition”.
This Fiat has all the original front and side aluminum moldings, which identifies the 1st series.
This car has been virtually untouched and unused since the early 1970’s. Original Sahara sand paint (which changes shades) is in good shape, thanks to the meticulous original owner. Gone through with a fine tooth comb, this car drives and handles like a new car. It has the most character of all the 600’s for having extras such as “Suicide” doors, the three level, front aluminum grill, four piece restored Abarth stamped hubcaps, side logos, and Abarth (raised seal), exhaust silencer. This 600 has an unmolested original body and paint (has never been in a body shop!). It has original tools, spare tire, manuals and an extra set of keys. The speedometer was replaced to reflect miles. This car has a clean California title. The black on yellow California license plates are included
New antenna, battery, shocks, brake cylinders & shoes. rebuilt generator, water-pump, carburetor, re-cored radiator & gas tank, new fan shroud , choke cable & belts and rear axle boots. New voltage regulator, plug wires and fuel pump. Professional undercoat (done in 2003), new interior, including correct seat cover color, certain floor rubber and carpet, side panels, painted seat rails, handbrake, starter and choke handles & pedals. All chrome redone, all aluminum brushed and cleaned. Original paint clayed. Light bulbs & front lens covers replaced. Original Pirelli 520/12 Wide-White-Wall spare, with jack. Original tires, voltage regulator & fuel pump are available upon request.
This car is absolutely rust free. The paint has been touched up with a brush. Although matching up a 50+ year old Sahara color is challenging, the color blends in well. The only two main noticeable spots (If you pay close attention, less than a few feet away), are by the front driver side under the bumper apron 2” by 2” and lower front passenger fender 1” by 2”. There are only a few other tiny spots around the car that are touched up.
Front windshield has a crack behind the steering wheel.
Spare tire’s original leather belt is damaged but included.
The car was purchased by me from the original owner many years ago.
This 600 has about 300 miles added since the long term storage and restoration, (in order to debug). It is ready to be enjoyed. It has so much character and wisdom, that it can provide many years of happy motoring. SOLD