1970 Fiat 595 Abarth 'Recreation'


  • Superb Abarth recreation using hand-made steel bodywork and uprated mechanicals
  • Powered by a modified and tuned 650cc twin-cylinder engine with Abarth 40/80 camshafts and double-body carburettor
  • Fully synchronised gearbox
  • Presented in fantastic condition inside, out and underneath
  • Bespoke interior utilising materials of the highest quality

The Appeal

When it comes to making Fiats go fast, Abarth were the masters of squeezing every last horsepower from their tiny engines. Launched in 1963, the 595 was the first production model Abarth tuned Fiat 500 and it proved immensely successful. Here we have a beautifully finished recreation, based upon a 1970 500 L. 

Featuring bespoke steel bodywork, a plush interior and uprated mechanicals, this is the perfect car to pay homage to the 595. It’s in fabulous condition and the vendor informs us that it drives very well indeed. If you’ve always fancied a spicier version of the beloved classic Fiat 500, we can certainly recommend this thoroughly sorted recreation.

The History and Paperwork

  • Originally a 1970 Fiat 500 L
  • Rome registration number
  • Recent conversion into an Abarth recreation
  • Road legal and in good driving order
  • Registration documentation present
  • Copy of a 500 L user manual

The Interior

  • Finished to a very high standard
  • A sporting aesthetic, with some Abarth features and a few modern conveniences
  • Equipped with central locking and electric windows
  • Modern JVC Stereo system with speakers set at an angle in the door cards 
  • Bespoke metal centre console upholstered in leather
  • Leather-covered Abarth-style dashboard with red stitching
  • Chrome-plated, leather-wrapped Abarth armrest
  • Leather seats with quilted Alcantara inserts
  • Alcantara trim pieces
  • Black and red floor mats and carpeting
  • Sports steering wheel displaying the Abarth logo
  • Equipped with a fire extinguisher
  • No indication of any significant wear or damage
  • A great colour scheme that complements the exterior

The Exterior 

  • Attractive red paintwork with a lustrous shine
  • Abarth-style bodywork custom-made in steel
  • Alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli P700 Z 165/55/13 tyres featuring white lettering
  • Very straight bodywork
  • Presents exceedingly well underneath with no corrosion or even road grime in sight
  • The vendor points out the hand-made sunroof
  • Added engine ventilation
  • Features bumpers moulded into the bodywork
  • The vendor informs us that there are reversing sensors fitted
  • We didn’t see any paint blemishes of note and the vendor doesn’t report any damage
  • All the trim and Abarth badging presents well
  • Overall, an exceedingly bright and handsome example

The Mechanics 

  • 650cc 2 cylinder engine
  • Fully synchronised gearbox
  • Machined cylinder head with oversized intake and exhaust valves
  • Abarth 40/80 cams
  • Advanced ignition timing
  • Abarth double-body carburettor with Abarth filter
  • Electronic ignition upgrade
  • Equipped with an alternator
  • Electronic fuel pump
  • Fully synchronised gearbox
  • Equipped with an alternator
  • We’re informed that the constant velocity (CV) joints have been modified
  • Front disc brakes with drums on the rear
  • Now fitted with a brake booster
  • Aluminium wheel spacers
  • Rigid leaf springs with racing dampers
  • Equipped with Fiat 126 spindles
  • H4 headlights with relay system
  • H1 fog lights
  • Third high level brake light


This is a great recreation, finished to a high standard and reportedly driving very well indeed. We enjoy the tasteful upgrades and numerous Abarth appointments making it a fantastic driver’s car.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2070
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 595 Abarth 'Recreation'
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 4,430 Kilometres
  • Engine size 650
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Rome
  • Location International
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
2 bids
  • manfred•••• €8,000 01/06/23
  • marcell•••• €1,000 01/06/23

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