The Fiat 500 Abarth '200 Ferrari Dealer' Edition is an extremely special and rare example of Fiats incredibly successful 500 Abarth Essesse.
Not to be confused with the 695 Tributo that came afterwards, the Dealer Edition was a car originally designed to be courtesy vehicles for Approved Ferrari service centres, however the demand for the car was so strong.
Although styling is very similar to the 695, the Dealer Edition came much earlier than its more common relative; although clearly the styling for the 695 Ferrari Tributo was heavily based on the limited Dealer Edition.
Finished in Rosso Corsa and with the Grey 'Scuderia-style' stripes, the Dealer Edition is an Abarth 500 Essesse underneath, therefore comes with 160 bhp. However, in addition, the dealer edition comes with Monza sports exhaust system, Sabelt bucket seats and a special steering wheel with stripe; all of which would make their way onto the later 695.
The key distinction with the Dealer Edition car from the 695 Tributo is that not only does it come with an incredibly desirable manual gearbox, but all cars are individually numbered out of 200, making them an incredibly good long term investment as well as a fantastic city car.
Our car is number 189/200; a RHD example, has covered just over 8000 miles from new.