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Fiat 500 (with 245cc Goggo motor)-1973

Fiat 500 (with 245cc Goggo motor)-1973

From all outside appearances, this is a normal Fiat 500.  What makes this car different is it's powered by a 245cc Goggo engine.  It was created to allow German drivers with a Class 4 license to drive a car.  During WWII, most young people were not able to get a driver's license for a regular car.  After the war it was also difficult to get a license because it was very expensive, and most people did not have the money.  A Class 4 driver's license allowed people to drive a motorcycle or car if it was less than 250cc.  Class 4 licenses were only issued until 1954.  Today, a driver holding a Class 4 license would have to be in his/her early 70s at least.  In 1989, driver's license laws were revamped, but current holders of Class 4 licenses were grandfathered in.  These converted cars have become very rare, as most were converted back to a normal car.  Although the conversion of this car reduced its hp from 17.5 to 13.6, the speed is only reduced by 7 mph.
 
Specifications:
 
Manufacturer:  Fiat Auto S.p.A. Turin
Country of Origin:  Italy
Drivetrain Configuration:  Rear engine, rear wheel drive
Engine:  245cc, 2 cylinder, 2 stroke, air cooled, 13.6 hp
Transmission:  4 speed manual
Top Speed:  48 mph
Years of Production:  ?
Number Produced:  Very few
Original Cost:  Unknown
 

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