Hot Rod Taxi: ’58 Fiat 600 Multipla
We like station wagons but somehow, this is more like a mini, mini van. In fact, the 600 Multipla was used frequently as a taxi in Italy. Why not? The interior was very versatile allowing for few passengers and much luggage or just passengers. Today, these, in great condition, pull huge numbers at auctions. Our Checker Taxi doesn’t enjoy the same status. We haven’t seen many Multiplas with Abarth performance modifications and that makes this one pretty special. The eBay listing has all of the details on the engine build. Even the gearbox is rebuilt with parts from an Abarth “Double Bubble.” The body was restored with the same level of meticulous care. The Multipla comes with records and manuals, an added bonus. The car has had a recent service and everything is said to be up to snuff with no immediate issues. We hate ads that say “everything works but…”. This is not the case here. See the eBay listing here. The opening bid is $37,500 and we are sure you’ll need plenty more to buy this one.