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• Identifies the different Fiat 500 & 600 models
• Gives clear and succinct advice when considering a car
• Your own pocket-size marque expert
• Instills confidence when examining a potential purchase
• Includes all the vital statistics you need to know
• Prepares you for a 15 minute evaluation of a car
• Provides for an in-depth appraisal of a vehicle
• Unique points scoring system to score a potential purchase
• How to buy at auction
• Spend a few pounds, potentially save 1000s!
The essential guide to purchasing a baby Fiat, which allows both the novice and accustomed Fiat enthusiast to appraise a potential purchase with professional confidence, identifying what to look for in order to acquire the right car at the right price. With Malcolm Bobbitt's concise and easy-to-follow guide, packed with sound advice and backed up by specially selected illustrations, the route through checking a car's provenance is made so much easier. This is YOUR passport to joining the Fiat community and a must for any potential small Fiat owner.
Fiat's 500 and 600 models are amongst the smallest cars in the world, yet for all their diminutive proportions they are chic, fun to drive and capable of travelling marathon distances. Both cars follow in the tradition of the 1936 Topolino, the original miniature Fiat that helped put Italy on wheels, and have allowed millions of families world-wide to experience the enjoyment and independence the motorcar affords. The water-cooled 600, along with its smaller sibling the air-cooled Nuova 500, were engineered and built to withstand the hard wear and tear subjected on them by Italian drivers. Happily many examples of the Fiat 500 and 600 have survived to provide exemplary use. The Essential Buyer's Guide to the Fiat 500 & 600 is, in effect, having expert advice, pocket size! Intended for marque owners and novice enthusiasts alike, Malcolm Bobbitt's practical and easy to follow book will allow the potential purchaser of one of these highly practical cars to confidently and quickly assess a vehicle as to its true condition. The guide equips the buyer to take a professional approach when viewing a car, and to decide within fifteen minutes whether it is worth taking a longer and more detailed examination. This guide provides all the information and advice necessary to embark upon an hour-long appraisal of the car, and to judge whether it is the right vehicle at the right price. Featured in this guide are specially selected illustrations to help properly evaluate a potential purchase. Information on the Fiat community, such as marque specialists and clubs, is given, along with all the cars' vital statistics. This book covers all models in the Fiat 500 & 600 range to include the unique Multipla and the 500's latter-day successor the 126. Not only will it guide buyers in making the right choice of car, the information imparted will ensure enjoyable motoring and satisfying Fiat ownership. Packed with 100 new detail pictures and with a unique points system to score a potential purchase, this book is a must for any potential small Fiat owner
"Veloce continues to release its handy pocket guide in profusion. As always, they are written by marque experts, packed with colour photos, full of buying-oriented info and cost a tenner each." - Octane
"Packed with buying tips, areas to look out for and restoration information, the books with Veloce's Buyer's Guide series make a great first step in the purchase of a classic car." - New Zealand Classic Car
"It's a tried and trusted format, covering common faults, model variations and the state of their particular market. Before you even think of buying the car, it's worth investing a tenner in one of these little books. You need to know what you're getting into." - Classic Cars
"If you are new to the classic car game, then this book would be quite useful. It's not a masterpiece of design and layout, but then it doesn't really need to be." - Auto Italia
"Super starting points for potential owners" - Classic & Sports Car
"... this is a great book, even if you decide that the real McCoy is not for you, and you would rather plump for a New 500 with all the toys, you will not have wasted your money. Enjoy the read and happy hunting." - Fiat Club Africa
"It is the essential guide to purchasing a baby FIAT, identifying what to look for in order to acquire the right car at the right price." - Fleet Car
"Many of us are guilty of buying with our hearts and not our heads - I know I am. Looking back, I wish I had studied a Buyer's Guide, as it would have saved me many hours of work and valuable dollars." - Australian Classic Car
Models covered: Fiat 600 Saloon, Fiat 600 Multipla, Fiat Nuova 500, 500D, 500 Giardiniera, 600D Saloon, 600D Multipla, 500F, 500L, 500R, 126.