Law enforcement service vehicles are associated with either brutal and often armored cars, or powerful vehicles for the pursuit of offenders. But the bulk, of course, is ordinary cars with minimal modifications for everyday service. And among them, there are models that are difficult to imagine “in uniform” – for example, the original hatchback Fiat 500. This model was used in their service by Italian carabinieri.
Launched in 1970, the Fiat 500F hatchback is equipped with an 18-horsepower air-cooled twin-cylinder engine with a working volume of only 0.5 liters.
The engine of the rear-wheel-drive car is combined with a 4-speed manual transmission. Since the Carabinieri received a modest version F, it is not necessary to speak about a complete set – there is nothing, except for control instruments.
Carabinieri, which in Italy performs the role of the police, received the company livery with red stripes and white writing Carabinieri on the dark blue body. The wheels with stylish chrome hubcaps are painted to match the body, and a blue flashing beacon on the roof is gigantic by the standards of the Fiat 500 itself.
As the seller notes, the car is ready for service, but the electrics and the body need attention. For patrol Fiat 500F of Italian Carabinieri the seller from Tuscany offers to compete at auction – at the time of writing the news the maximum bid for the hatchback with mileage of 72,940 kilometers was a little over 7000 euros.