For Sale: 1948 Fiat 500 in Concord, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

We already know you're looking at this because you're a fan of the outrageous. So yes, while we call this car a 1948 Fiat 500 Topolino, it's a full custom. This has the silhouette of a drag racer, an adjustable air ride suspension, an A/C interior, and a 502 cubic-inch fuel-injected big block that's worthy of a superhero (especially from the Wayne family.)

This is a custom fiberglass body that resembles the first-gen Fiat 500 minicar. There's plenty of fun irony in a vehicle nicknamed Topolino (little mouse) on something so mean. After all, with the ultra-long hood, big shining motor, and zoomie-style pipes, this will even intimidate Mighty Mouse. Everything from a BAT to a MAN will likely stay out of its way. But more than just looking powerful, you can see this was a thoughtful build. The matte black may look like a dark knight, but there's also a very well-coordinated blue. It's on the grille, rear wing, and full pinstripe kit. Those who sneak a peek at the chassis will see it on this comprehensive build. LED headlights, modern alloys, and a license plate bracket on the rear are all there, so it's hard to find a place where this isn't road legal. After all, being a crime fighter also means following the law.

The whole body lifts like a funny car racer. There's only one seat, but it's a command position that includes racing belts, toggle switches, a detachable steering wheel, and Stewart Warner Maximum Performance readouts. One reason for this being a single-seater is to leave room for all the amenities. This includes an EFI control screen, toggle switches, a sunroof, a backup camera, and adjustable air ride suspension controls. So people may ask, "Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

No matter how many cool features you spot on this custom, the motor will always be the heart of the appeal. And since it will be the focal point, it has an award-worthy shine. The custom valve covers announce a massive 502 cubic-inch V8 with electronic fuel injection. Of course, this never goes incognito, thanks to the custom headers that deliver a thunderous roar. There are less than 2,600 miles on the build, and some may think something this wild might not be built to drive... but take a closer look. That clean color-coordinated frame is made of boxed solid steel that does a good job of handling the big torque. The TH400 three-speed automatic transmission is made to be smooth while also handling muscle car level power, and it feeds a stout Ford 9-inch rear. Plus, you have an independent front suspension, a four-link rear, grippy sport tires, and four-wheel disc brakes. So while this likely won't be your choice for a daily commuter, there's a confidence here that you don't often get piloting smoothing this powerful.

Complete with build receipts, this is truly a unique build where they took the time to give you substance to go behind the superhero style. Call now!

Vehicle Details

  • 1948 Fiat 500
  • Listing ID: CC-1658435
  • Price: $71,995
  • Location:Concord, North Carolina
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Fiat
  • Model:500
  • Exterior Color:Matte Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:2257
  • Stock Number:7623-CHA
  • VIN:G562118
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Charlotte
800 Derita Road Ste A
Concord, NC 28027

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