1975 Fiat 126 Moretti Minimaxi

17 750 EUR

1975 Fiat 126 Moretti Minimaxi

17 750 EUR
  • Model
    Fiat 126 Moretti Minimaxi
  • Year
    1975
  • Condition
    Restored
  • Body Type
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    50,000 km
  • Address
    Praam 7, Oudkarspel, Netherlands
  • Country
  • Published
    over 2 years
Veni Vidi Vici Classic Cars BV
Veni Vidi Vici Classic Cars BVPraam 7, Oudkarspel, Netherlands
Average response time: about 12 hours
ID
#27689
VIN
N/A
Color
Red
Metallic
No
Engine
600cc 2-cylinder
Engine Number
N/A
Chassis Number
N/A
Gearbox
Manual
Steering Wheel
LHD
Drive Wheels
RWD
1st Reg. Country
Italy
Doors
2/3
Interior Color
Black

Description

Moretti Motors began building motorcycles in 1925, and introduced their first conventional production car, the Cita, in 1946. During the late 1950s, in an effort to maximize profits, Moretti ceased designing and creating their own vehicles. Instead, they switched to building special-bodied Fiats, using existing Fiat engines and chassis. During the 1960s and 70s, rugged utility cars had become very popular with the public in Europe. Manufacturers seemed to share a common design for these cars: take an existing model, strip it down to its most basic components, and market it as “rugged” and “fun”. Many of these Jeep-like vehicles were sold as convertibles, and a few had light off-road capabilities. Vehicles in this category included the Volkswagen Thing, the Citroën Méhari, and the Mini Moke. The Fiat Moretti 500 “Minimaxi” was a lesser-known car in this class. Specific to this car, it utilizes the underpinnings and drivetrain from a Fiat 126, which means a 23 horsepower, 596cc two-cylinder gasoline engine, rear-mounted and mated to a four-speed transmission, driving the rear wheels. Earlier Minimaxi used Fiat 500 components, but that type was discontinued in 1974. The car on offer is totally restored in Italy and came to the Netherlands in 2016 where it made part of a private car-collection.

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