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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.
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