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Trends in collector cars can be very much dictated through the popularity of new models by the same manufacturer. We saw this happen with the revival of the Mini Cooper, which was brought back to life by BMW in the 90’s — the spike in popularity drove up the price and collectability of the original Mini from the 70’s. Once again a little Euro car from the past has graced our highways in the form of the Fiat Abarth. With a growing base of new young fans and supported by some of today’s top celebrities, the Fiat Abarth is making quite an impact on today’s small car culture. The Abarth is a 21st century spin-off of the ever popular Fiat 500 (a peppy little two-door produced in Italy from 1957 to 1975). This road-ready 1972 Fiat 500 resides in Bedford, OH and is a perfect start to what could be a fantastic complete rebuild. With very little rust and some modern upgrades borrowed from its new Abarth cousin, this Fiat could surely be a fine addition to any collection.