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Hi,

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 :)
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 10:22:55 PM by Squadrone Rosso »
Cheers,

Simon :)

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 10:20:12 PM »
Some of the interior:-

Cheers,

Simon :)

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 10:21:41 PM »
Very cool and great value!

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 08:06:11 PM »
Fantastico.

I remember being given a Cinquecento Sporting as a courtesy car when my Alfa 164 was in for a service, some years ago, and thinking what a lot of fun it was. I guess it was a sort of precursor of our fun little cars, too.
Abarth 595 Competizione 180: Cordolo Red: Red Leather Sabelts: Skydome

It replaced: 

Abarth 500 NP: Pasadoble Red: Red Leather: SkyDome: Climate: 17" Petals

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 12:24:56 PM »
Good job, that looks mint!

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2016, 08:04:57 AM »
The fully tailored hand made cover I ordered at the NEC arrived yesterday.  Quality is sublime:)

From Covercar in Milan.

Cheers,

Simon :)

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Re: Where the resurgence started - 2002 FIAT Seicento Sporting Abarth
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2016, 07:00:27 PM »
Ooooh silky!

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