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In 1965 the type D was succeeded by the F-model (1965 to 1972), with 13 kW (18 HP). In 1968 a luxurious version, namely the 500 L was presented, it can be recognised from the exterior by additional chrome holders and trim lines, as well as a wider dashboard. Further changes through the evolution of the F model also include differently, with inserted nuts, assembled air intake grilles on the engine hood. After some successful tests on the N and D models, a proper solution was finally found for creating a long lasting construction between the driveshaft and wheel hub, which can still be found in the Fiat 126 in the same dimensions. These elastic band front car couplings are constantly the cause for numerous repairing.

Model from Minichamps is simple, just like the real model. Even so, it is quite well done. First, I consider the shade of color is well chosen and the paint is applied flawless. In general, the exterior is very well done, so we have bars and wheel covers that are very well chromed, headlight lenses that have those ridges on them, but front turn signals are painted. In the rear, rear lamps stand out neatly worked and engine air vents, which are suggested by painting though, are immaculately drawn. I can say that, at first when i saw the the model, for a moment I thought that this vents were punched. The model presents soft top, here reproduced by a plastic cap. I tend to think that it is removable, although I did not forced to prove it.















The interior, although is simple, fully reproduce the original spartan appearance. No carpet or belt, made entirely of black plastic. Maybe it would have been welcome that the back seats to be mobile, but it is not.





The same story with the engine or under the front hood. Nothing unusual, all in black plastic.



 

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I've always loved them, model looks sweet & they are a reasonable price, I only have a bburago one which I got many years ago, might need to upgrade to the Minichamps one.
 

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I've always loved them, model looks sweet & they are a reasonable price, I only have a bburago one which I got many years ago, might need to upgrade to the Minichamps one.
Bburago's 500 is 1/16 scale. this is the only representation at 1/18 scale.
 

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Very nice presentation and pictures

Where is the location of the pictures?
I have a 500 in 1/18, it is from Yatming representing an abart 695 edition, but it is rather inferior to minichamps
 

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Thats a nice one Bizi. I love the pic of the car on what looks like a cobblestone street. Here is my Yatming.
 

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I've always loved them, model looks sweet & they are a reasonable price, I only have a bburago one which I got many years ago, might need to upgrade to the Minichamps one.
Bburago's 500 is 1/16 scale. this is the only representation at 1/18 scale.
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Yep the bburago is a 1/16 - I got it years ago when I was a kid, think it was under £20 it's red. I will add the Minichamps to my list though as it's a lot better
 

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I wish this Fiat 500 had just a bit more detail. A carpeted interior and/or a few more painted details under the bonnet would have been great. That said, this is a fantastic model in my opinion, and it is pretty much the only option for those that want a true 1/18 scale Cinquecento.

I have so many models on my 'buy' list, but I really want to add this one to my collection someday, so the list just got a bit longer!
 

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I know what you mean, the actual car is pretty basic though.
 
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