Uno Uno Limo on Ebay, with stupidly low miles and a real barn find

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Uno Uno Limo on Ebay, with stupidly low miles and a real barn find

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highlighted on the Fiat Owners Club this is on Ebay at the moment quite cheap and also one of a kind. Was apparently made for a TV ad


Interesting novelty, though older American limo's I have seen at car shows complete with Jacuzzi etc. were so tired due to the age and extension that they couldn't even be moved off their specialised trailers due to their belly's touching the floor.
Given their weight when new I can't see many EVs going that route.;) Mind you the range extension whilst sat on a trailer may be a good selling point.:)
 
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Bodyshops in the past used to do "cut and shut" repairs, so maybe that job done correctly could give a standard length very low mileage Fiat Uno.;)
Id feel a bit better with that, but try explaining it to DVLC..... You and your grandchildren would be long gone before they got it!
 
I remember years ago, the BBC did a whole program about Cut and shut cars, they had permission from some owners of a couple of cars that at the end of the program they would crash test them to show just how dangerous a cut and shut would be. One of them I remember distinctly was a mk3/4 escort cabrio in white (probably an XR3) that a woman had bought and later found out was a cut a shut.

When they crashed it, it performed way better than a normal car would have done. They tried to make some excuses about it not crumpling how it was designed to but in essence being a cut and shut made it stronger, probably because of a degree of seam welding in place of spot welds.

Anyway. This looks like it was kept well in a barn for a long time so has been dry its clearly not drooping in the middle in the photos of it, it probably isn't any less safe than any standard Uno of that era, which is to say it probably isn't safe at all by modern standards.
 
Was thinking out loud about 12 years ago about shortening a four door Uno or Punto. Mostly removing the rear doors and making them very short two doors.

As I have seen other people doing similar with Blmc Minis.

Me mate said "you will have to brace the floor, fit a roll cage". As he was doing the welding.

I was on grinder duty. Never happened, don't even know why I even mentioned it😜😜
 
I fancied a Ford Anglia with a roof chop, until I looked at one for sale locally and realised how impractical it was for every day use.
Sit up and beg 103e, or a 100e or 105e Angleiron? Always like the look of that 105e model, my pop once had a Classic Capri GT with a 15.00cc engine. but it slowly became a Fred Flintstone floored Capri. Mostly in the footwells.

He eventually swopped it for a Electric Guitar and a Fame valve amp.
 
Sit up and beg 103e, or a 100e or 105e Angleiron? Always like the look of that 105e model, my pop once had a Classic Capri GT with a 15.00cc engine. but it slowly became a Fred Flintstone floored Capri. Mostly in the footwells.

He eventually swopped it for a Electric Guitar and a Fame valve amp.
That was a 105E, I did have two 105E saloons, one I put the crank and con rods from a 1340cc 109E Classic and another I put the 1500cc 120E engine in as five bearing crank so lasted much longer and was lowered, 5.1/2 J Dunlop steel wheels with Uniroyal 175x13 Tyres and negative camber front end, plus two vans and a Mk1 Cortina. My sister had a 1500cc Classic saloon but incredible rusty (stitched up by a work mate!) so never on the road.
As an apprentice the bosses used to work previously at a Ford Dealership so we got lots of Fords to work on including a very pretty Classic Capri GT 1500cc a very nice little car, unless you sat in the back as really a 2+2 simple rear seats.
I did have two sit up and begs, one a 1949 Ford Anglia if I remember correctly, I bought it from a Farmers field for £3. and still managed to sell it for a loss £1.50 as well as having to tow it three miles to the new owner (door had been used for shotgun practice) shortly afterwards on a canal barge holiday I spied an American Ford F100 step side,something I always liked, only to discover it had just been sold and the owner had been looking for a sit up and beg Anglia!!! The second sit up and beg was a Pop version I bought to complete an old Canon Trials car which I never completed after trying to sit in and realising how impractical it would be on the road. I had been told the buff logbook with 7777** Reg was non transferable, but found after selling it on that I could have applied for it through owners club.
We did have a petrol customer in the early 70s who raced and tuned Hot Rods, he had a Lime Green Ford 105E with a tuned Lotus Twin Cam engine, it sounded beautiful and was very fast for the day.
 
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