Today featured FIAT 500L appears to be a FIAT in name only.
The car is believed to have been built on a chassis that has it’s origins in the Abarth later Osella 2000SP sports racing car, with double wishbone suspension and disc brakes front and rear.
The extra wide body is believed to be all steel and to have been built by the Italian Carlo Caccaviello coachworks.
Sitting in the back is a fuel injected 1.5 litre / 91.5 cui Alfa Romeo boxer engine of the type originally found in the front of the Alfa Romeo Sud, 33 and more or less forgotten Nissan Arna.
The 5 speed transmission is also sourced from the Alfa Romeo parts bin.
This 1974 car seen in these photograph’s several years ago at the Bristol Italian Auto Moto Festival was first registered in the UK on the 28th July 2000.
Thanks for joining me on this “Steel Wide Body” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I will be looking at a competition Healey, don’t forget to come back now !