1971 Fiat 500 R Abarth 'Recreation'


  • 650 cm³ engine prepared by a former Abarth mechanic
  • Presented in excellent condition
  • Based on the particularly desirable 'R' model with fully synchronised gearbox

The Attractions

In addition to providing millions of people with an affordable four-wheeled means of transport, the Fiat 500 also gave birth to numerous high-performance variants, conceived by the brilliant designer and tuner Carlo Abarth. Power could be more than doubled thanks to the carefully tuned design, and the 595 was introduced in 1963.

Here we present a carefully crafted homage to the original 500 sports car, a replica based on a 1971 Fiat 500 R. We are told that this little Fiat, which uses the R's standard fully synchronised gearbox combined with a tuned 650 cm³ engine, has a very exciting performance. It presents itself as a very usable car and we were told that it is great fun to drive.

History and Documents

  • ASI registered car with Certificate of Historic Significance
  • Offered without overhaul
  • Based on a 1971 500 R

The Condition

  • Attractive racing-inspired livery
  • Alloy wheels
  • The car looks solid and correct
  • Bodywork appears to be in generally good condition, with a few minor defects consistent with its age
  • Chromes in very good shape
  • Vinyl sunroof is decorated with a checkerboard pattern, slightly faded by the sun
  • Interior largely original and well-preserved
  • The electrical services in the passenger compartment work properly


  • Twin-cylinder 650 cm³ engine
  • Fully synchronised four-speed manual gearbox
  • The engine compartment looks good
  • We were told that the engine was prepared and tuned by a former Abarth mechanic
  • The seller informed us that the car is "powerful and aggressive".
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1971
  • Make Fiat
  • Model 500
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 15,328 Kilometres
  • Engine size 650
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Frascati
  • Country Italy
Bidding history
48 bids
  • Do•••• €4,500 09/06/24
  • pa•••• €4,400 09/06/24
  • Do•••• €4,300 09/06/24
  • pa•••• €4,200 09/06/24
  • Do•••• €4,100 09/06/24
  • ph•••• €4,000 09/06/24
  • pa•••• €3,999 09/06/24
  • pa•••• €3,900 09/06/24
  • ph•••• €3,800 09/06/24
  • ph•••• €3,700 09/06/24
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