Hold My Beer: 1948 Fiat Topolino Street Rod – Sold!

May 2020 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Free For All Friday affords us the latitude to pick any wild Classifind we find of interest that doesn’t fit into our other daily themes.  This one-off, custom-built creation the owner calls a 1948 Fiat Topolino Street Rod on Craigslist in Hampton, Virginia is arguably the wildest to date.  While the builder/seller labels it as a street rod, the only thing on this creation remotely close to a ’48 Fiat is the Fiberglass Drag Racing body.  No, with its tilt-up fiberglass body, long wheelbase forward of the firewall, 502 cubic inch big block, and an inability to complete a “K” turn in a neighborhood street, we think this is more of a street-legal funny car that’s even equipped with heating and air conditioning.  Comment below on whether you agree.

Designed and constructed with a no-expense-spared build quality beyond reproach, this custom creation is for the discerning collector who like to have everyone stop what they are doing the moment he drives into the car show of his choice to show this thing off.  The video and the detailed description below provide all of the information needed prior to an in-person inspection.


Here’s the seller’s description:

“Custom built 1948 Fiat Topolino Streetrod Funny Car body, 502 Big Block Fuel Injected Chevy Crate engine over 500HP, The engine has a blower installed just for looks, may have a little boost, just a very unique installation, built by a retired engineer, only the best parts used, he built everything except engine and rear end. All bolts and fasteners stainless aircraft grade. It has air suspension, frame height controlled by lasers at all 4 corners, air ride suspension. Strange locker rear end, all controlled by air. AC/Heat body raise and lower by key fob, safety latches to lock body in place, he designed the whole build. This is a 1 of 1 car, not another one like it anywhere. There is a link below listing you can go to and see it started and driver long video, copy and paste link at utube. 

What do you think of this creation?  Comment below and let us know!


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