1948 Fiat Topolino Street Legal Rat Rod

Price: US $27,000.00 Item location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: Topolino
  • Year: 1948
  • Mileage: 3455
  • VIN: DMV71582CA
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1948 Fiat Topolino

Up for sale is this amazing, street legal, Rat Rod! The car started as a 1948 Fiat Topolino and has been extensively modified to build what you see in the pictures now.
It is totally street legal and will be sold with a clean California title. This car is truly one of a kind and would cost a ton more money to replicate than what we are looking to get for it today. Huge binder of receipts going back to the 90's is available (The pictures you see of when the car was yellow was when it was originally built back in 1948).
Mod List
Small Block Chevy 383 Stroker Engine
Automatic Turbo 350 Transc
Winters Quick Change Rear End
18" wide Mickey Thompson sportsman tires
18" Halabran 12 spoke spindle.
mount magnesium front tires
lawson valve covers
solid lifter cam
600 cfm holley carb
double pump dual feed
Vega steering box
B & M 4-71 blower supercharger
B & M Racket shifter
Electric fan, Electric fuel pump
Engine turned
Professionally wired
2 Stage Indian Bronze Metallic paint
This car is very loud and the biggest head turner on the street! Everybody is taking pictures when you pass by. This is not a car we recommend you drive to work every day. Takes a special breed to enjoy this bad boy!
If that's you give us a call for more information. Car is located in Santa Monica, California.

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Please make sure to have full payment and/or finance approval secured before you place your final bid!


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