This is a 1970 Fiat 500 My Car Francis Lombardi Lime Green (326, official Fiat color code) on Black leather interior along with Red carpetry. As per the statement from the seller this is the only one in UAE. Under the rear engine lid is the 499cc “0.5 Litres” two-cylinder engine, which produces around 39hp when new and is coupled to a four-speed manual transmission. The ‘My Car’ offered here is one such, being the work of Francis Lombardi, an ex-fighter pilot and aero engineer who set up shop as a coachbuilder immediately after World War 2. Lombardi specialized in estate cars, coupés, and cabriolets almost exclusively favoring FIAT chassis. This is not the classic standard 500, but a ‘My Car’ Francis Lombardi produced in very few units, an Italian limited-edition product with a luxurious finish. Of this version approximately 5,000 to 6,000 units were produced, which makes this car very special and sought after.
Following its release, the Fiat 500 got many adjustments and various adaptations by its coachbuilders, to enhance and develop the performance and to make this rather rustic model furthermore comfortable. The ‘My Car’, came as a name on the logo at the front of the car, has a more pronounced grille and features an exclusive outstanding eye-catching color on this model. In addition to unique ‘signature’ badges, embossed ‘My Car’ emblem to the dashboard and a wood-rim steering wheel.
The characterful little saloon produced numerous features as compared to the standard Fiat 500, this car has the advantage of its special finish that makes it more original and exclusive. A radical departure from its predecessor’s essentially pre-war design, FIAT’s new baby featured unitary construction
Currently displaying 643 kilometers on the odometer the true mileage is unknown, and only a few KM consumed by the seller, since he has only driven it twice after purchase, this small city car is offered with its original bespoke wooden steering wheel, chrome front grille, and original dashboard. Original Francis Lombardi badges, square bumper front, original folding seats. The engine has matching numbers and just a few tiny rust spots are present here and there, the seller reports.
Some characteristics of the 'My Car' are the nose of the car, a fabric moonroof, None the less it is having all its individual and impossible to find Francis Lombardi details, such as stainless profiles, unique hubcaps, steering wheel, opening rear windows. The seller has stated that he personally has bought the tires brand new from Italy. The car has also been stored in his basement parking lot. A service was carried out on the 5th of August at Jumeirah car repair, located in Ras Al Khor.
The seller has reported that the car is in a drivable condition as is and shows minimum signs of wear and tear considering its current age. No accidents have been reported and the car has not undergone any paint jobs “although he describes a few cracks on the paint’, no body work has been done either. The previous owner was from the United Kingdom and the car was imported to Dubai in 2016, which then landed to make its way to be owned by a car detailing workshop in Al Quoz. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to purchase a very rare special version of the best-known Italian city car.
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1970 Fiat 500 "My Car" Francis Lombardi Edition - Walk Around
1970 Fiat 500 "My Car" Francis Lombardi Edition - Engine