ABARTH 695 Biposto ‘ 133 Record Edition ‘

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. ©
No57 thames
No57 at Thames, Slough. ©
No38.jpg motor village
No38 At Motor Village, Later becoming a well-known car… via Youtube blogger @seenthroughglass. ©
No31 research
No38 at Research Garage… ©
Ally Pally No118
No118 at Alexander Palace Classic Car Show. ©

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
Here’s a rare collection of the ‘paperwork’ that was available for Biposto133 ©collectingcars

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 had 10 – all numbered from 101 to 111.

Switzerland was allocated 5 cars initially they were;  25, 26, 52, 68 & 90 – Now it appears their original quota has changed and it’s more like 20 cars… current editions residing in Switzerland are; 21, 25, 26, 52, 53, 63, 64, 68, 70, 74, 90, 92 (a 2018 car), 114, 120, 123, 129, and possibly 133! Now, these may be cars that simply haven’t sold in other European countries and have been moved to Switzerland, either way, they currently reside in this area. And of course, LHD cars roam from country to country.

Switzland garage Biposto record copy.jpg
Four of the original Five Switzerland cars! ©ownerscopyright

Italy has numbers, 3, 4, 5, 14, 18, 80, 83, 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 of how FCA (Fiat Group) do their registering of vehicles. Well, 39 ‘official’ cars have been registered. This can be the original sales anticipated amount, but some ‘UK cars’ can be sent to other RHD countries, meaning they are registered here first. It’s easier to import them this way from the UK to RHD countries rather than directly from Italy. Some can even be registered via Italy to the UK so they’re virtual ‘one-owner already, it’s a strange set-up but it’s how it is.

One of the RHD cars is in Indonesia and this is most likely from the UK car quota of ‘UK RHD cars’. But as of June 2020, I have 33 cars that were UK registered cars. The last 3 were in September 2018. One still has delivery mileage that was sold in July 2020 with just 36 miles on it. This was one of two cars that were leftover from the original quota. Both cars went to the FCA owned dealership, Motorvogue in Kings Lynn, whilst one sold there and another went to Portsmouth, the delivery mileage car is of those cars.

The UK Lowest mileage car, 36 miles in July 2020! ©collectingcars

So from my research, which has included internet searching and visiting many a garage to get the cars numbers… Here’s the UK Numbers;

No 12* / No16 / No17 / No23 / No24 / No29 / No31 / No33 / No35 / No36 / No37 / No38 /No39 / No42 / No43 / No45 / No54 / No56 / No57 / No58 / No67 / No77 / No79 / No81 / No82 / No87 / No94 / No95 / No117 / No118 / No126 / No131

(* it’s believed this has been scrapped – UPDATE * Aug 21 – this is back alive again and back on the road)

Most of the cars were registered in 2015/2016, six of them being registered on the cut-off date of 31/12/2016… These have a ‘G**’ at the start of their number plates. Then there are four UK 2018 cars. Starting with No 54, this was first registered in February. It came from the North East then to London HQ, then finally selling in Hampshire. In the tale of No 79, this car had sat in the network for a few years, originally being in Haverfordwest before selling. Then No 67, this is now confirmed to be based in the South. And finally No 39, this being the lowest mileage car in the UK. These last 3 cars were all registered on 29/ September 2018. These are the last known UK registered cars… So as a final point, it’s been decided now in any advert for these cars “it’s one of 39 in the UK” – well I believe there are only 33 cars in the UK. I toured the country visiting every dealership in 2016/2017 and asking about the cars they’d had or sold, the average figure they’d heard from FCA was 1 of 31 or 1 of 33/34 in the country.

Meaning that Yes, 39 were registered in the UK via the GOV site, that’s true… but I believe only 32 remained as UK cars in this country. The other 7 RHD cars filled the need of other RHD countries.

but the search continues…

When it was new… No43, An Original UK car. ©ownersrights
This is the centre console for No 12 – it went up for sale a while ago at a breakers yard… if you bought it, please let me know.



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 so far… do I have yours? Please Contact me…


If this has been helpful in some way, then please mention where you got the information with an ” According to ” – Would be Greatly Appreciated for all the time I research to get correct information – Regards, Mike.

20 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


  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



      1. Hey! I’m the owner of no. 42 which is the one in the pic on this page. I’m based in north London!


  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.


    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


  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.


    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


  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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