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The Ferves Ranger … a 4×4 by Ferrari Special Vehicles

You probably have never herd of the Ferves Ranger, one of the weirdest compact 4×4’s ever made and that’s probably due to only 600 being produced.ferves-ranger
Built between 1966 to 1971 debuted at the Turin Motor Show, the Ranger was originally only 2WD, but they soon added 4WD capability, and, interestingly, a very low-geared differential, making it a very capable little off roader.

 

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The Ferves Ranger is related to the Fiat 500 and 600. It uses a Fiat 500F’s engine (2 cylinder, 499cc, about 22 HP), a Fiat 600’s suspension bits and steering, and a custom body tub designed for off-road use. The company, Ferves, gets its name from Ferrari Veicoli Speciali, and yes, that’s Ferrari Special Vehicles. With a top speed of 45mph, it was a “special vehicle” compared to the usual Ferrari products.

 

The car had an open body with 4 vinyl-covered seats, a folding windscreen, and removable suicide doors on early models, later models had conventional hinged doors. All 600 cars built were LHD, and there was a two seat cargo version with a carrying capacity of 300kg. The chassis numbers commenced at 300 for the passenger version and 100 for the cargo body.

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There are reportedly less than 50 of these little trucks left, and one sold in Italy last year for £22,000 and more recently at Sotheby’s London for over £29,000 !!!

 

 

A short clip of the Ranger …

 

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