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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / OBD port protection
« on: January 17, 2019, 05:02:18 PM »
I just bought one of these for my Abarth 595 which are a current thieves favourite & easily stolen via the OBD Port.

The metal cap is heavy but getting it to stay firmly in place is impossible. The lightest of wiggles pulls it out.

Anyone had any joy fitting one? For 100 I was expecting perfection TBH.[/img]|]|[/img]|]|[/img]|]|

Merchandise / Custom internal plaques
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:10:38 PM »
I want to order the custom 595 Competizione plaque for my forthcoming car.

How exactly do you order & specify what you want on it (like your name)?

I've ordered a boot pull & stickers :)

Car due really soon!




I bought my Seicento in May this year,   I sold my 2001 Schumacher version in 2003 & despite owning cars with three times the power since, non have ever quite matched the slow car fast driving experience.

The Abarth is a factory job.  It's really quite rare. It's a 3 owner, full dealer history, 24k mile car.  It was 1250 so when I saw it online in May, I put a 10% deposit on it.

Upon inspection it was excellent.  Inside as new, some minor door dings & some new paint to rectify the notorious lacquer peel & paint fade affecting the Tizzy Red cars of this era.

Since I've had it, I had the dings PDRd, treated it to a 3 stage polish, fitted new genuine wheel centre caps, valve caps, chrome valve stems & locking wheel bolts / chrome bolt covers.

I've fitted a few Abarth badges (inside & out), stainless still guards, genuine Abarth alloy handbrake pull, gear surround & pedals.  The boot also got a tailored liner.

Mechanically,  new Bosch Super 4 sparkers & a Abarth by BMC filter were fitted, an Italian market underbonnet sound proof panel, new warning decals & a CTEK smart charger connector.

I also sourced the rare & original Clarion Radio CD player & upgraded the front speakers in the original pods.

It really is mint & I'm totally smitten.  54bhp / sub 600kgs is epic fun on my favourite Welsh mountain roads.

Some pictures below :)

Introductions / Hi from South Wales
« on: November 04, 2016, 12:46:00 PM »
Thanks to Bertie for approving my request to join.

I've been following the excellent FB group for a while.

I'm a serial FIAT & Alfa owner and recently acquired a factory Seicento Sporting Abarth.

I had the Schumacher version from new for a couple of years & really regretted selling it in 2003.

I've owned cars with 6 times the power of the Sei but none have  been as much fun.

I had a 500 Twinair Plus as a runaround daily but this got replaced with a Panda Cross.

If the Abarth 500X comes to fruition, I'm having one.

Anyway, some pics of our cars.  Currently have the aforementioned Panda Twinair Cross, the mighty Seicento, an Alfa Spider S4 & the wife's rather excellent GT86.

Up until a year ago,  we had a Brera & GT, both V6s.

When we moved back to Wales, they hardly got used so sold them on to AROC folk who kept nagging us to sell.

 Cheers for now,


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