Evaluation: Good shiny paint, although there is some orange peel in it and there is surface rust poking through the door hinges. A few very small scuffs in the retractable top. Tidy underneath. The tires look older. Small niggles take almost nothing away from the cute factor. Everybody loves a 500.
Bottom Line: Everybody, including the folks at Barrett-Jackson who have garages full of trucks and muscle cars. Fiat 500s were always popular in Europe, with several million sold, but they’re rare enough on our shores that they get a lot of attention despite their economy car origins. This price is about right for one. What it lacks in speed per dollar it makes up in charm per dollar. And with gas prices at an average of $5.12 per gallon in Nevada, a fuel-sipping classic like this makes even more sense.