Thursday, 4 October 2012

Caccaviello 500

The signature look of the Fiat 500 Abarth was to have the engine lid propped open, both to improve cooling and as an aerodynamic aid. In the case of Carlo Caccaviello's 500, however, it's more the case that there's just so much engine in there, there's no other alternative...
Sitting on an Osella chassis, the 500's bodywork, as you've no doubt spotted, has been widened remarkably to suit. It's got double wishbones and disc brakes all round, and the party piece residing in the tail is a 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo fuel-injected boxer. How much fun does that sound?! The boisterous bodywork's all steel, too - this is a quality build, a labour of love, and a unique retro classic. And it's probably bloody quick too.

Photos by SuckSqueezeBangBlow at Chelsea Auto Legends 2012.

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