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The models in detail


The term "Trasformabile", present on the 500 vehicle registration documents, refers to the body type (the one that can also be read in the modern librettos which specify it moreover with acronyms). The body shop of the DFLR is called closed / sunroof. The D has never had a soft top up to the engine, even if the sheet metal fairing can be removed. At the time, in production, to save money, the chassis of the N was exploited, adapting it.
That of the N is called Transformable, because it has a hood that opens up to the engine. After the first period, the N also adopted the sheet metal fairing (therefore with closed bodywork / sunroof) are the so-called Normal. At the same time, the version was on the price list Economic, which has always had the hood that can be opened up to the engine, therefore Transformable. This was marketed until March 1961.
On almost all the booklets (we are talking about the original ones, of the first registration), you will find the wording Trasformabile also on the FLR, legacy of the declaration presented in Motorization by the fiat of the N, but the correct forms for the identification of the bodywork are those written above .

Fiat 110

New 500

  • From July 1957 to November 1957

  • From November 1957 to March 1958 (in this period the production diversified by calling the two versions "Economica", with fixed glass doors and more Spartan externally, and "Normale", with descending glass with some bodywork improvements).

  • From March 1958 to March 1959 other external and internal changes are made.

  • From March 1959 to November 1959, convertible versions and sunroof still with old lights. (Law of July 1959, entered into force in January 1960).

  • From November 1959 to October 1960 sunroof (externally equal to 500 D). From November 1959 to March 1960 convertible.

Fiat 110

New 500 Sport

  • Produced from June 1958 to October 1960. Closed and sunroof. Gray 672 with Red 110 side bands. Red 110 wheel rims until July 1959, then Aluminum 690.

Fiat 110D

New 500 D

  • From October 1960 to November 1961 in poorer set-up without washer nozzles, without ashtray and with plastic sunshades. The rear seat backrest folds down to make stowing luggage easier. The fuel tank has a new shape compared to the previous versions, passing from a flat shape to a cube shape.

  • From November 1961 to March 1965 improvements mainly to the bodywork, various door molds and various modifications.

Fiat 110F

Sedan 500 New 500 F.

  • From March 1965 to August 1968, he went through various phases of variations: from the earliest periods with still some bodywork details of the "D", then more and more personalizing and identifying himself in the version.

  • From September 1968 to November 1972, some parts are shared, for reasons of production economy, with the "L" version, while maintaining the initial appearance, albeit with changes during production. The seat upholstery becomes one-color by abandoning the ivory portion on the front backrests, while retaining the detachment by means of a cadenino.

Fiat 110F

Sedan 500 L

The luxury version of the Turin subcompact, with carpeted rugs, more refined interior finishes, reclining front seat backs, upholstery upholstery with vertical grooves and a plastic dashboard. The horizontal instrumentation is similar to that of the 850, now with the fuel gauge.

Externally applied to the bumpers, tubulars protect the car a little more when parking. From September 1968 to November 1972, it also went through various modifications mainly to the bodywork.

Fiat 110F / II

Sedan 500 R

  • From November 1972 to August 1975

The 500 returns to being Spartan by eliminating the exclusive finishes of the "L", both outside and inside; steering wheel and instruments have the same design as the “F”, but in black, the wheel rims are 126 type and the engine increases the displacement to 594. It can have the synchronized gearbox as an option.

Fiat 120

New 500  Gardener

Produced by Fiat:

  • From June 1960 to February 1968

So-called "sole" engine to increase the load compartment. Flat fuel tank, like the New 500, in the first versions, then, following the sedan, first in a "cube" like the "D", then a "barrel" like the "F". The front frieze is equal to 500 D / F.


Produced by Autobianchi:

  • From March 1968 to November 1971

The front frieze follows that of the Bianchina, with the words “Autobianchi” on the left, moved downwards. Steering wheel and instruments turn black from the initial gray.

  • From November 1971 to January 1974

The front frieze is vertical like the 500 L, with Autobianchi's stylized “A” with a blue background. The side windows from sliding become in a single piece that can be opened with a compass. Side repeaters change shape.

  • From February 1974 to December 1977

The front frieze is inspired by that of the 500 R, horizontally developed, always with the "A" in the center.

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