A really exciting urban racer version of the Fiat 500, Europe’s most popular minicar. This example has been treated to a complete and full restoration to a very high standard three years ago, then added to an Italian collection were it saw little use and proper care since. Just imported to the US, comes with a current California title.
The car has been restored with a completely rebuilt version of the largest Fiat engine ever fitted to the 500 series. This 594cc twin cylinder engine has been blueprinted and equipped with a genuine Abarth exhaust and Abarth racing oil pan. It sounds fantastic and runs with verve. The car has also been fitted with a non-standard, later model Fiat 4-speed transmission that features synchromesh on all four forward gears and a new clutch. The brakes and suspension have been fully refreshed and are in excellent condition. Recent tune up, oil change and full service, ready to enjoy.
In keeping with the street mod theme, wide rim steel wheels and new oversize Pirelli tires have been fitted. Handling is razor sharp and this Fiat is remarkably fun carving thru urban traffic.
The body is absolutely straight, rust free and features a very high quality paint job in a non-original, but very attractive, deep metallic blue. All exterior chrome and trim is in superb condition. The sunroof is as new with a racing checkerboard motif. The interior is in excellent condition featuring black leatherette upholstery and rubber floor mats. A Luisi racing steering wheel has been fitted. Everything works and operates as expected. Starts, runs, drives perfect and handles like a rally car.