1969 Rare FERVES RANGER 4x4 Fiat 500 600 Derivative For Sale
At the 1966 Turin Motor Show, Ferves (Ferrari Veicoli Speciali) introduced the Ranger, a small off road derivative of the Fiat 500 and 600.
There were only 600 units made between 1966 and 1971, and only around 50 have survived. The Ranger is categorized as a leisure and off-roading vehicle, which, for its construction as well as for its possible uses, distinguishes it from all other Fiat 500 and 600 derivatives.
It has a Fiat 500 steering wheel and 499 cc rear mounted engine, rear wheel drive. The body was a compact 4 seats torpedo, with round lines. Suspension and brakes are borrowed from the bigger Fiat 600 model. Other features include a steel beam chassis, detachable roof, optional removable suicide doors, four vinyl-wrapped seats, a folding windscreen. With a wheel base of only 1.335 mm. gradeability near 100% , a lateral bank angle of 36° and a shorter differential gear ratio (top speed of only 44 mph (70 km/h)), allowed the Ranger to be an off-roader in all effects.
The 4x4 version, presented in 1968, was obtained by modifying the transmission and mounting a front differential.
The body of the 4x4 was similar to that of the 4x2 but with a longer wheel base and front hinged doors. The price increase of the 4x4 version in comparison to the already expensive 4x2, made it to difficult to sell and only a few 4x4 were made.
This particular model has the square headlamps found on the contemporary vehicle, but seems to be the only one out there with such a feature.
VERY, VERY RARE MODEL.
Auto located in Sicily, Italy. We can help organize transport in Europe.
Another one of these cute little Fiat's - the last version we had was a very rare RHD from 1959 and this 'pippin' is a 1963 plucked from obscurity from a farm building in Italy recently, by a chum.....
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Wow, a one off fiat 500 here.
Beautifully engine and fully balanced with modifications.
hand crafted by specialist coach works in italy.
Custom made interior by Marozzi of Macerata.....
i'm selling my 500 topolino to move to others classic models, the car's belonged to me for several years, it's been used randomly just for shorts rallyes, first registration '50.
it's got faux-leather.....
Super rare Autobianchi Transformabile with huge sliding roof.
This is the Fiat 500 in haute couture dress for the former rich
and famous which used these little beautys during there yacht stays