1953 Fiat 500 Station Wagon / 411762 Chassis Information

1953 Fiat 500
Station Wagon
Chassis #: 411762
Engine # 416165
Sold for $26,400 at 2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction.
The Fiat 500 Topolino (or 'Little Mouse') was a simple and economical vehicle aimed at Italy's masses. Fiat chair Giovanni Agnelli solicited proposals for the new car from the Italian public. The production design, however, was eventually chosen from that of renowned Fiat engineer Dante Giacosa.

The Fiat 500 was low in price but fitted with advanced engineering with its four-speed manual gearbox (with synchromesh on 3rd and 4th gears), hydraulic brakes, and independent front suspension. After the Second World War, the design was updated for 1948 with the 500B heralding an overhead-valve cylinder head plus other improvements. For 1949, Fiat introduced the 500C which brought with it wider frontal treatment. This design would continue through 1954. In addition to coupe and cabriolet (sliding sunroof) body styles, the 500 line included an estate wagon in wood-trimmed Giardiniera, and all-steel Belvedere guises. The Belvedere also had an unlikely association with motor sports, serving as a course car at the Targa Florio and even competing in the 1954 edition of the Mille Miglia.

This 1953 Fiat 500C Belvedere is an original right-hand-drive, export model. Its early history includes a number of years of use in the Horn of Africa in Eritrea and more recently, former owner Paul Tortolani of the United Kingdom entered the Belvedere into a number of hill climbs to great fanfare. The present owner acquired the car in 2002 from Mr. Tortolani. Since that time, the car has resided in the current owner's Florida beach home.

Refinished by the former owner prior to acquisition by the current owner in medium grey with contrasting light grey panels, the Belvedere features a large sliding sunroof, rear-hinged doors, and a well preserved and unrestored interior with aluminum fittings. There is a side-opening rear door and plenty of interior room capable of carrying four adults

The 567cc overhead valve four-cylinder engine is fitted with a single 2-barrel Weber carburetor. The 16.5 horsepower produced by the engine is sent to the rear wheels via a 4-speed manual gearbox. There are hydraulic drums at all four corners.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $25,000 - $35,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $26,400 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2013


2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$25,000-$35,000 
Sale Price :
$26,400

2016 2
2014 1
2013 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$25,658$40,7002
2014$20,202$20,2021
2013$26,400$26,4001
2005$9,057$9,0571

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Cabriolet
Sold for $40,700
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1953 FIAT 500 C TOPOLINO BELVEDERE
Chassis#: 446167
Sold for $10,616
  2016 Coys Blenheim Palace
 
1953 FIAT 500C 'TOPOLINO' BELVEDERE ESTATE CAR
Chassis#: 443805
Sold for $20,202
  2014 COLLECTOR'S MOTOR CARS AND AUTOMOBILIA
 
1953 Fiat 500C Belvedere
Chassis#: 411762
Sold for $26,400
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1953 Fiat 500 image  
1953 Fiat 500 Topolino
Chassis#: 420572
Sold for $9,057
  2005 Bonhams - Important Sports and Competition Motor Cars & Fine Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Fiat 500's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Convertible (RHD) 2018 Shannons Melbourne Spring Classic   
1953 Fiat Topolino Giardinetta932392018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018 $10,000$15,000
1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Giardiniera Station Wagon4197142016 Bonhams : The December Sale $7,000$10,000
1953 Fiat Topolino 500C4411922013 Coys Athena, Greece $8,000$12,000
1953 Fiat 500C Topolino Giardiniera Station Wagon4702492011 Bonhams Automobilia, Motos de collection et Automobiles d'exception au Grand Palais $15,000$20,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Fiat 500 Topolino1948 Coupe
Chassis Num: 500B 134881
Engine Num: 131699
Chassis information for the Fiat 750 Topolino1949 MM Coupe
Coachbuilder: Zagato
Chassis information for the Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Patriarca Berlinetta Sport
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: 156073
Engine Num: 160288 096 2
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001951 Giardiniera Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 249815
Engine Num: 518529
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001951 Sedan
Chassis Num: 297013
Engine Num: 497132
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001951 Sedan
Chassis Num: 357015
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001951 Giardiniera Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 500C-268428
Engine Num: 500B-272903
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001952 Belvedere
Chassis Num: 500C 440902
Engine Num: 500C 445278
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001952 Sedan
Chassis Num: 500C 477290
Engine Num: 500B 481746
Chassis information for the Fiat 5001953 Station Wagon
Chassis Num: 411762
Engine Num: 416165

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