"The Fiat 500 is a rear-engined, small city car that was manufactured and marketed from 1957. Some 50 years later, Fiat previewed an all-new three-door hatchback 500 model in March 2007. The design of the 2007 Fiat 500 is based on the 2004 Trepiúno concept car. The new model features distinctive retro styling, following the pattern of the Volkswagen Beetle and BMW Mini, as modern reinterpretation of Dante Giacosa’s 1957 original Fiat 500. Production started in mid-2007 in Fiat facilities in Tychy, Poland. Numerous trim equipment and performance versions are offered.
This Fiat 500 Abarth Biposto Record was originally registered on 29th July 2016. This limited model had a run of 133 units, of which, only 39 came to the UK making the car on offer today not only attractive but very rare indeed. The manufacturers figure for this pared-down ‘pocket rocket’ show the weight of this model as only 997kg. It is no wonder that the claimed performance figures achieved from the cars turbocharged 1.4 litre engine are 187bhp and a 0-62 of 5.9 seconds. The vendor has owned this stunning car from new and tells us that it really is as much fun to drive as the figures suggest. The bright yellow paintwork, Abarth badging and embossed Alcantara seats make this Fiat a real head turner. Offered to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 22nd July 2021, this Abarth is ready to put a smile on a new owners face.