Fiat Abarth Dealers Edition
Extremely rare LHD Fiat 500 Abarth Essesse 'Ferrari Dealers Edition.' 115/200. UK Registered.
The Fiat 500 Abarth '200 Ferrari Dealer' Edition is an extremely special and rare example of Fiats incredibly successful 500 Abarth Essesse. Not to be confused with the 695 Tributo that came afterwards, the Dealer Edition was a car originally designed to be courtesy vehicles for Approved Ferrari service centres, however the demand for the car was so strong, that almost all of them were instantly sold to important clients.
Although styling is very similar to the 695, the Dealer Edition came much earlier than its more common relative; although clearly the styling for the 695 Ferrari Tributo was heavily based on the limited Dealer Edition. Finished in Rosso Corsa and with the Grey 'Scuderia-style' stripes, the Dealer Edition is an Abarth 500 Essesse underneath, therefore comes with 160 bhp. However, in addition the dealer edition comes with Monza sports exhaust system, Sabelt bucket seats and a special steering wheel with stripe; all of which would make their way onto the later 695.
The key distinction with the Dealer Edition car from the 695 Tributo is that not only does it come with an incredibly desirable manual gearbox, but all cars are individually numbered out of 200, making them an incredibly good long term investment as well as fantastic city car.
Our car is number 115/200; a beautiful LHD example that is now UK registered and has covered just over 20,000 miles from new. Further the car has recently benefited from a fresh service at Fiat Marylebone, including a 5 year cam belt and water pump change. The Fiat 500 Abarth Dealer Edition is an incredibly rare and special car, one that's values in the long-term can be expected to rival the now more expensive 695 Tributo; not only a fantastic city car to be enjoyed, but also a real long-term investment prospect.