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FIAT 500: BUYER'S GUIDE

Median Price: £9,548  •  Highest Price: £80,976  •  Lowest Price: £919  •  Sell-Through Rate: 85%

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Fiat 500

Source: COYS

How much is a 500 worth?

In our experience, we've seen plenty of 500's go under the hammer and based on analysing every sale you can expect to pay £9,548 for one in average condition - that places it amongst the cheapest 20 - 30% of collector cars across our database.

As Fiat's go, a 500 is on the lower end relative to other Fiat models. In fact this model is £1,267 below the median Fiat price of £10,814.

What is the maximum to pay for a 500?

Across the 137 500's we've seen sell, the highest price ever recorded for this model is £80,976. It was sold by Mecum in the US on 18 Aug 2022.

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What is the lowest to pay for a 500?

The lowest sale of all time for this vehicle is £919, Brightwells sold this car in the UK on 12 May 2022.

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What is the background of the make / model?

Fiat produced this model between 1938 and 1977.

Fiat’s story begins in 1900 when Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli opened the first Fiat factory in Turin, Italy. Agnelli founded the car company with a group of local investors, calling their newest venture: Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (FIAT).

By 1910, Fiat was the largest automotive company in Italy.

Owning a Fiat at that time was a sign of distinction. The cost of a Fiat in the US was $6,400 in 1918, compared to $525 for a Ford Model T.

Fiat has produced some iconic cars including the Fiat 500 (1957 - 1955) and the Fiat 124 Sport Spider (1966 - 1985).

How common is a 500?

According to data from the DVLA, the UK licensing authority, in 2022 there were 427,232 licensed vehicles alive and kicking on UK roads. There were also 6,558 vehicles that are SORNd - in other words not currently registered for the road. Note: that data is for this model and all of its sub-models.

Building on that, we've also seen plenty of these go under the hammer at auctions around the world, 162 to be precise. It's among the 6% most common collector cars to sell at auction.

Of those 162 times the model has gone to auction 137 have sold. In other words, this model sells on 85% of times it goes to auction - that's above the average sell-through rate we traditionally see.

How does the 500 compare to other cars?

We know from reviews of this model by our 42,000+ strong community how this car performs across multiple variables. Those variables stack up to give a TCVScore which is a relative score of how good a car is across 5 variables in comparison to all other cars.

For the 500, it scores a 56 out of 100 - that places it in the bottom 40 - 50% of all cars in our database.

How the car scores across all variables is below:

Styling: 8/10

Cool Factor: 5/10

Practicality: 7/10

Handling: 5/10

Speed: 3/10

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Why this article was created

Well, we've got one of the largest databases of sold classic car prices in the world so we thought we ought to help and put that data to good use. To be clear though, this article is not intended to be a full tour of every nook and sill of the 500, rather it's meant to act as an introductory guide and overview of the market for this model.

It is here to provide you guidance on how much you should and shouldn't be paying for one based on the 162 we've seen previously.

If you're after more detail, we've got you covered. Click the button below to be taken to a the price guide for this model so you can see every single sale, price trend over time and lots more.

How this article was created

This article was created by looking back at sales of 500 since the beginning of our database in 1992. We've scanned over 30 auction houses and results from over £15 billion of sold cars around the world to understand the where the market is at for this car.

The Classic Valuer takes that data and analytics which enables it to generate these articles at scale, for further information regarding the 500 please visit the price guide linked below.

About The Author

Giles Gunning | The Classic Valuer

Giles Gunning

Giles is CEO of The Classic Valuer - one of the world's largest databases of sold classic cars in the world going back over 30 years covering over 11,000 models. Giles and The Classic Valuer are regularly referenced in key classic car publications including Classic & Sports Car.

Giles grew up around the iconic historic motorsport venue at Goodwood and enjoys his 1972 Alfa Romeo 1600 GT Junior around the Sussex roads. His primary car goal is to purchase back a selection of his grandfather's car's including his 1931 Riley Brooklands.

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