1972 Fiat Abarth 500/695 Elaboration
Designer: Dante Giacosa
Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000
Chassis Number: 2559309
Decoded: 2559309=Fiat 500F/L, Fiat Mirafiori, Turin, Italy Construction (1970 production)
Engine: 650cc 49 bhp Vertical-Twin Engine
All-Synchro 4-Speed Manual Transmission
Front Wheel Disk, Rear Wheel Drum Brakes
Mileage: 28,682 Kilometers
• Performance-Tuned Microcar
• Iconic Fiat Abarth
• Perfect Touring Car
The Model –The Fiat 500 was a revolutionary compact car. Produced between 1957 and 1975, the 500 was launched as the Nuova (new) 500. Measuring just under ten feet long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the economy car. The buying public fell in love and quickly wanted more from this economical grocery getter. Abarth stepped up and offered a forty percent increase in displacement and race inspired suspension upgrades in the form of the legendary Abarth 695.
The Car – This car is fresh from a complete mechanical and body restoration in 2014 that was performed in Tolentino, Italy. During restoration, this car underwent an upgrade to Abarth 695 specifications, transforming it from a simple city car to a track legend. The engine has been replaced with a race-spec 650CC engine. The transmission was upgraded to a lightweight aluminum four-speed synchronized manual gearbox. The addition of competition wheels and tires transform the handling while the addition of front disk brakes keeps everything in check. The sale includes the recent importation paperwork and some Italian documentation. This car also sports a folding sunroof. The car has been fitted in racing trim throughout. The fresh blue paintwork is matched by a new black leather interior that includes modern carbon-fiber details. The entire project was meticulously executed to produce an exciting result. Don’t miss the opportunity to add this exciting Fiat to your garage.