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Old 20-07-2011   #1
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Besides Lester's 500 Abarth LOOK body kit whoelse can I source the Abarth kit? anyone know any wreckers in town for used kits/bumpers/side skirts ?
or place to order new bumper bars for Abarth ?

Thanks in advance !
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Hello Board !

Besides Lester's 500 Abarth LOOK body kit whoelse can I source the Abarth kit? anyone know any wreckers in town for used kits/bumpers/side skirts ?
or place to order new bumper bars for Abarth ?

Thanks in advance !
Hi ikbs.
Just on the 'Hello Board' there's no board here on the forum.
We're all independent individuals that are just throwing in our twopence worth.

I've posted a site on this thread for abarthy bodykit bits which I thought looked more subtle that what the OP had been looking for. I've not seen any of their kits fitted and I haven't used them.

There are quite a few genuine Abarth kits from the salvage breakers now coming up on ebay.uk with some slight repairable damage and they are priced very keenly. My experience is that they wouldn't ship internationally but you can organise your own courier. If you do go for the Abarth look you will probably have to change the exhaust look on the back and go for a double exit.
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loveshandbags,

Thanks so much ! you been extremely helpful
I do prefer used genuine kits ! Just finding a way to get the measurement and get courier quotes from my end !

I guess it really depends how the seller packs the item
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Hi ikbs.
Just on the 'Hello Board' there's no board here on the forum.
We're all independent individuals that are just throwing in our twopence worth.

I've posted a site on this thread for abarthy bodykit bits which I thought looked more subtle that what the OP had been looking for. I've not seen any of their kits fitted and I haven't used them.

There are quite a few genuine Abarth kits from the salvage breakers now coming up on ebay.uk with some slight repairable damage and they are priced very keenly. My experience is that they wouldn't ship internationally but you can organise your own courier. If you do go for the Abarth look you will probably have to change the exhaust look on the back and go for a double exit.
ikbs is my brother. lol
I have sent a few inquiries, but the eBay guy who has damaged Abarth kit think I am a swindler. I have no luck to obtain the package weight & dimension

By the way,
The kit you like is Lester kit. You can find them at www.lester.it
http://www.fiatforum.com/500/276166-...ml#post2810927
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The seller on ebay refuse to sell the kit to me as he wants Cash On Collection. I offer paying upfront via ebay Paypal & ask my courier to pick it up at his place.

Oh well... I guess I have to continue the search ! If anyone knows where I can find such thing on the market please send me a link ! Do prefer the used Abarth kit than the Lester Abarth Look in Fibre Glass tho ! but will look into anything
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ikbs is my brother. lol
I have sent a few inquiries, but the eBay guy who has damaged Abarth kit think I am a swindler. I have no luck to obtain the package weight & dimension

By the way,
The kit you like is Lester kit. You can find them at www.lester.it
http://www.fiatforum.com/500/276166-...ml#post2810927
Are you trying to get the salvage Abarth kit for your brother ikbs European's 500 who is based in Hong Kong ?
I have to keep remembering that you're based in China and you have the US 500 model.

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The seller on ebay refuse to sell the kit to me as he wants Cash On Collection. I offer paying upfront via ebay Paypal & ask my courier to pick it up at his place.

Oh well... I guess I have to continue the search ! If anyone knows where I can find such thing on the market please send me a link ! Do prefer the used Abarth kit than the Lester Abarth Look in Fibre Glass tho ! but will look into anything
Hi ikbs. Can you confirm that you have the European 500 model (you're based in HK) and that your brothers 500 is the US model with the MA engine.

I had a look at the Lester kit (that your brother posted) and it looks very close to the genuine Abarth kit. Note that the spoiler on the Abarth 500 is 'bigger' than the one on the Standard 500. Kit looks similiar to Magnatuning...
http://www.magnatuning.ro/en/product...-Look-Body-Kit
I did like the spots in the Lester one - it looked more authentic and is probably the better one. It appeared to be priced OK.

With secondhand 'ones' from the Salvage breakers a nominal deposit amount secures the Paypal 'win'. You could always try and see if an agent in the UK will accept a bank transfer of the amount for the 'win' and they could sent the Abarth kit to you. The problem with Paypal is the fee so generally you have to pay 'over the odds' to compensate. If someone was to do it they would charge a handling fee as a percentage of the value of the goods. I'm not to sure if a trader on the FF would be interested in this or someone who exports to Hong Kong.

The 'other side of the coin' is that quite a few Abarth owners who have had damage on their cars are finding that secondhand Abarth kits have got expensive (due to you individuals like yourself ) and are 'forced' to repair rather than replace.

If you got the Lester kit - it is unlikely that anyone in HK would know that it was not the 'real McCoy'. It might be the best option.
http://www.lester.it/it/articoli.php?c=376

It's also worth checking the classifieds on the FF under the Abarth section.
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Hi loveshandbags,

You are right! I live in China, I m getting the LHD US spec 500. My bro ikbs lives in Hong Kong, He's getting a RHD EU spec 500. We both want Abarth or Abarth alike kit. Was ikbs who found "Lester".

I called an independent motor company. They have Four Abarth 500. Three are original A500, one is A500 SS.

--1.4L MA Lounge is 27100. No discount is given, 500 first time come to China.
--Abarth 500 (EU Spec)is 42800. The guy I spoke to can give me 10% discount, I think more discount is possible if I push them harder.
--Abarth 500 SS (EU Spec) 49450. 10% discount, same as above.

None of those Abarth has Dualogic transmission (is this another term for "selespeed" ?) and sun roof. Two A500 has projector headlight, the other A500 and A500SS don't (I wonder if these are early model, the sales told me they were all built last year)

Now I'm confused, it's hard to make decision. To get Abarth kit, suspension, wheels, brake, exhaust for 1.4L MA Lounge will take at least 6000-8000. To avoid fitment problem, I have to source suspension and exhaust from United States. There's already someone having problem fitting parts (made to fit EU spec 500) on US Spec 500. The reliability of aftermarket supercharger is uncertain. If I end up getting the 1.4L MA 500, I will definitely grab the TORQUE CHARGER.

One problem I found on the A500SS. The car has KW coilover fitted. Should it be Koni ???? I doubt if the SS is a brand new car, bolts underneath are getting rusty.

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With secondhand 'ones' from the Salvage breakers a nominal deposit amount secures the Paypal 'win'. You could always try and see if an agent in the UK will accept a bank transfer of the amount for the 'win' and they could sent the Abarth kit to you. The problem with Paypal is the fee so generally you have to pay 'over the odds' to compensate. If someone was to do it they would charge a handling fee as a percentage of the value of the goods. I'm not to sure if a trader on the FF would be interested in this or someone who exports to Hong Kong.


The eBay guy seems only accept cash on delivery. I said I can pay full amount via PayPal after I win the bid. We don't call up courier to collect kits from him until money goes into his bank account. This is the best for him, I can't see why he rejects me.
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The eBay guy seems only accept cash on delivery. I said I can pay full amount via PayPal after I win the bid. We don't call up courier to collect kits from him until money goes into his bank account. This is the best for him, I can't see why he rejects me.
Because a lot of dodgy deals take place with overseas buyers.
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Because a lot of dodgy deals take place with overseas buyers.
I understand his concern, so I said we pay full amount in advanced. When you see amount added on your bank account balance, do you still aware of anything? That will be us start worrying if the seller doesn't deliver us the kit.
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I understand his concern, so I said we pay full amount in advanced. When you see amount added on your bank account balance, do you still aware of anything? That will be us start worrying if the seller doesn't deliver us the kit.
With paypal you can still cancel a transaction after the money reaches his account.....
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With paypal you can still cancel a transaction after the money reaches his account.....
Actually I offered him two options: PayPal & T/T. The last thing he mentioned in the email was: I think that the only way to do it is find a third party which can made this purchase for you. I am sorry but this is the final one

I didn't reply because I think that's the end of it.
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