Tiny with character: 1957 Fiat 500B “Barchetta”

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We doubt this car was built in 1957: indeed the plate is from that year but very probably this car was built not later than 5/7 years after the end of WWII.

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As many other similar cars, this one is a racer built on a “Topolino” platform in order to join all the road races of that period: of course the goal ws not to beat Ferrari, Maserati or Alfa but to reach the victoy in the 500-750 cc class: they often were built by unknown coachbuilders so it’s almost impossible to find out who built this one.

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This car is said to be restored and to have an engine fed by a compressor: please if you are able to spot it in the engine bay tell us where it is. It has also a very nice set of Borrani wire wheels and a cute split windshield: this car is not a tire burner but for sure it has tons of character. Find it for sale at €55,000 (today $63,500) here in Pegognaga, Italy.

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