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Lucertola 500- 1964

Lucertola 500- 1964

Italy had many small specialty car manufacturers in the 1960s and 1970s. Many small car makers used drivetrains from Fiat. This vehicle is based on a Fiat 500 drivetrain, with Fiat 600 transmission. The rear four wheels are chain driven from the transaxle. This vehicle was made to traverse difficult off road conditions and still be able to drive down a paved road. It does both of these tasks with great ease. The unique rear suspension, incorporating an “oscillating undercarriage” and 3 shock absorbers, allows surprising approach angles and adhesion. The hydraulic double circuit brake system works on all six wheels. While individual mechanical hand levers control each rear pair independently, adding to maneuverability.

Specifications

  • Manufacturer: Carlo & Guiseppe Ferrario
  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • Engine: Fiat 500cc, 2 cylinder, air cooled, 18 hp
  • Top Speed: 45 miles per hour
  • Years of Production: 1969-1974
  • Number Produced: Possibly 30

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