A Rare Ferves at an Affordable Price

We are speaking about one of the 600 released Ferves Rangers that have survived to the present day. Demand and cost are expected to be high.

The Ferves Ranger is a very compact multi-purpose car based on the Fiat 600D and Fiat 500F and produced in Italy from 1965 to 1970. The Ferves Ranger uses a suspension and brakes from the Fiat 600D, front axle shafts from the Autobianchi Primula, as well as an engine and a steering column from the Fiat 500F.

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An 18-hp two-cylinder air-cooled inline engine with a volume of 499.5 cc is located at the back. The vehicle also features a four-speed transmission, rear-wheel drive (for the Ranger 4X2) or all-wheel drive (for the Ranger 4X4), as well as downshifts, a rear locking differential and drum brakes. The AWD Ferves Ranger has a 2.83-meter body length and a 1.55-meter wheelbase. A top speed is 80 km/h.

The company’s name is derived from ‘FERrari VEicoli Speciali’ (a special Ferrari car). Everything is legal, although it has nothing to do with the world-famous sports car manufacturer. The founder of Ferves Carlo Ferrari was Enzo’s compatriot and namesake.

In five years, the company assembled about 600 passenger Rangers and their cargo versions with a carrying capacity of 300 kg.

The Ferves Ranger that is being sold is a rear-wheel-drive passenger version with a folding roof. The auction will take place next month at the RM Sotheby's Amelia Island. An almost identical car was sold for $196,000 at the Sotheby's auction last summer, while its pre-sale price was much smaler – $30,000-$40,000.

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