ABARTH 695 Biposto ‘ 133 Record Edition ‘

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The original Press photo

Just 133 examples of this 695 Biposto Record were built for worldwide distribution. Only available in exclusive ‘Modena Yellow’ and embellished with ‘Tar Cold Grey’ trims,. With enamelled ‘695 Record’ badge on the side and aluminium bonnet are all standard features.

No42 - classic car show
No42. Uk Car at the Classic Car Show. ©howmanymade.co.uk
No57 thames
No57 at Thames, Slough. ©howmanymade.co.uk
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No38 At Motor Village, Later becoming a well-known car… via Youtube blogger @seenthroughglass. ©howmanymade.co.uk
No31 research
No38 at Research Garage… ©howmanymade.co.uk
Ally Pally No118
No118 at Alexander Palace Classic Car Show. ©howmanymade.co.uk

The Interesting feature for howmanymade is the ‘Numbered Plaque’ on the lower console. A limited amount of cars were issued in each country. All with the said plaque giving their edition number.

Italy No5 copy
No5 – Originally from Italy. A few cars have now moved around Europe. ©copyrightowners
No96 Italy lhd
Limited Edition Plaque… this being Italian
Bip Rec Germany. copy
Notice, with some of the Germany Edition cars, had a small flag for the 10 that they received. ©ownersrights

 


The research I have done so far comes to these figures…

Now, these were only issued in certain countries. Apart from Australia they mainly reside around Europe;

Germany has 10 – all numbered from 101 to 111.

Switzerland was allocated 5 cars and these initially were;  25, 26, 52, 68 & 90 – Now it appears their original quota has changed and it’s more like 15 cars… 21, 53, 64, 70, 114, 120, 123, 129 and possibly 133! Now, there may be cars that simply haven’t sold in other European countries and have been to Switzerland, either way, they currently reside in this area.

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Four of the original Five Switzerland cars! ©ownerscopyright

Italy has numbers, 3, 14, 18, 80, 96 & 100 among their quota… it’s possible that 50 cars are here.

Australia has 14 cars.

Spain was allocated 3 cars. The numbers are 34, 65 & 71


How many UK cars? Well, this is open to discussion due to possible registrations of some ‘export’ cars, also the confusing nature FCA (Fiat Group) do their registering of vehicles. As many as 36 ‘official’ cars may have been registered. This can be the original sales anticipated amount, these can sometimes be sent to other RHD countries. I have 30 cars registered. The last 3 being in 2018.

So from my research, which has included internet searching and visiting many a garage to get the cars numbers…

The UK Numbers are as follows;

No 12 / No16 / No17 / No23 / No24 / No29 / No31 / No33 / No35 / No36 / No37 / No38 / No42 / No43 / No45 / No54 / No56 / No57 / No58 / No67* / No77 / No79 / No81 / No82 / No87 / No94 / No95 / No117 / No118 / No131

Most of the cars were registered in 2015/2016, six of them being registered on the cut-off date of the 31/12/2016… These have a ‘G**’ at the start of their number plates. There are three, 2018 cars, No79 (this car has sat in the network for a few years, originally being in Haverfordwest) then No54, this coming from the North East then London, then finally selling in Hampshire. And finally No67, this is now based in the South (* this does need confirming). These are the last known UK registered cars… Although I do believe a few more will pop up for sale to make up the original 36 Uk cars… the search continues…

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When it was new… No43, An Original UK car. ©ownersrights

More to follow on this special Limited Edition Car… including a full write up. Please get in touch if you have one! Anywhere in the world. I have 80 of the world’s cars registered… do I have yours?

 

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If this has been helpful in some way, then please mention where you got the information with an ” According to http://www.howmanymade.co.uk ” – Would be Greatly Appreciated for all the time I do researching to get correct information – Regards, Mike.

14 thoughts on “ABARTH 695 Biposto ‘ 133 Record Edition ‘

    1. Hi Brian – I believe its c25 UK cars… this includes the rare ‘full spec’ cars with the dog-ring, tacho, side windows, lightweight etc.. Kit, which it seems, less than 10 of them sold in the UK – Mike

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  1. Hi there, I own No. 37. I live in the north east of England and purchased it in April 2018 from T.i.m fiat Nottingham.

    Kind regards

    Daniel

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  2. Hello Mike, well done on all your research, I’m the owner of no.54 and according to your notes the last registered UK car which is interesting to know, purchased in July 2018 from a specialist dealer in Hampshire pre registered and with delivery mileage now sporting a personalised registration but was originally on a ’67 plate.
    Thanks for the info and keep up the good work, Clive.

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    1. Hi Clive – Update! Yeah, I’ve found another one that is unregistered. There are a few standard Biposto unregistered out there and I’ve now tracked down another ’68 reg car… So as yet that’s just the two on a ’68. This is Septemeber 2018 – Mike

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  3. I had two Abarth 695 Biposto with the dog tooth gearbox at the same time. The first car I purchased from and sold through Lusso Prestige and the second car I still own which has the all options ticked excluding the plastic racing windows. Which I plan to keep for good. Have allready turned a offer for it.

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    1. Nice one. The Full kit editions will be the ones to have, especially the dog-ring box. The sliding windows are totally impractical but are more the look. I saw the one at Lusso, they do like their Abarths there and that was a full spec one.
      Thanks for getting in touch, much appreciated. More will be added regarding Abarth in due course.
      Thanks – Mike

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  4. Hi Mike, I am the owner of a “68” plate from last September, do you have any info on it as the Dealer was a complete ****hole to deal with. Also, I assume that all Records were prebuilt with no options to order? cheers

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