Car: Libyan Rebels Liberate Gadhafi’s Tricked Out Fiat 500

Like it’s been said, it’s been a long, hot summer…

Seriously. I spent like two weeks bouncing around Tucson in mid July, taunting locals about how cool the desert was compared to here. It was, too because it was monsoon season. I thought for sure I’d dodged the 100 degree temps and humidity bullet until I got back and Mother Nature spanked the you-know-what out of us for two more weeks.

Now it’s time to really get back to work and make KC Confidential bigger and better. And what better way to start than restart the Car coverage with a stunning scoop – props to WhiteMamba – about the Fiat 500 being the ride of choice for ousted Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi

But first a local update on the 500 and a shout out to comments dude Rogger

Since last we checked in, the Fiat of Olathe Studio is o-p-e-n. Meaning – that’s right, Rogger – that bet you offered me about you winning a night of shacking up with my girlfriend against having to trick or treat this Halloween as a straight dude – you just lost it! You said it wouldn’t be open before October. Now it’s open. You lose, dude.

Time for you to mothball that drag gettup of yours and start thinking Rambo!

What’s more Fiat of Olathe has like 30 or more cars for sale in every model, color and option package. Consumer Reports  just praised the 500 but said its backseat and trunk were too small to recommend it.

Too small?

The 500 has two more inches of rear leg room and 50 percent more trunk space than a Mini Cooper.

I’m telling you Rogger, you’ll fit right in.

Now the breaking news just in rom Automobile Magazine

"Libyan Rebels Storm Off with Gadhafi’s Custom Fiat 500," the headline reads.

"Moammar Gadhafi has created quite an uproar in Tripoli, and Libyan rebels are retaliating and getting him where it hurts – his garage," Automobile reports. "Rebel forces bombarded his seized compound this week, and a few of them were spotted making off with a tricked-out Fiat 500."

That’s right, one of the (formerly) richest, most insane evil-doers the world has ever known drives a Fiat 500. Just like me.

"The emerald green and gold Fiat 500 looks something like an Egyptian scarab beetle – appropriate considering Tripoli’s desert-y surroundings," Automobile continues.. "But that’s not the only green thing about this (doorless), tricked out Fiat. Italian publication, Corriere Della Sera, reports the hatchback was based on the Euro-spec 500 Cabrio, and fitted with a 34kw electric motor, capable of driving 161 miles on a single charge."

See ya in Olathe…

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8 Responses to Car: Libyan Rebels Liberate Gadhafi’s Tricked Out Fiat 500

  1. Mark X says:

    …Hearne returns to writing about his obsession … ah, all is right in Cowtown …

  2. Hearne says:

    Trust me, after 6,000 miles…
    I’m no longer obsessed.

  3. Super Dave says:

    Time to Trade
    Welp that many miles time to trade off.

  4. Hearne Christopher says:

    I’m looking at the Fiat 500 Abarth that comes out first quarter 2012. With 165 HP vs 101 HP.

    Probably be one of the dumbest things I’ve ever done car-wise if I do. Since I bought the very first Fiat X 1/9 when it first came out. I can’t tell you how many times I found myself stranded in the middle of absolutely nowhere during the less than six months I owned it!

  5. Rogger says:

    Go On Out to the Mini Store
    And buy a real car. You’ll only cry once.

    With a Fiat, you’ll cry on a daily and weekly basis.

  6. smartman says:

    Be The First on Your Block
    At 9′ high and 21′ long it’s claimed to be the “world

  7. Super Dave says:

    Might as well get one
    The Marauder for sure be the ride to have for personal safety. Well for around 500k plus a person could have one of these sweet machines. Not sure how smooth the ride would be but can hit 75mph so be perfect for I-35,435, 635 or the Plaza on a Saturday night. Just beware that thump you hear going down the road might be the Smartcar or a Fiat 500 you just ran over.

  8. Hearne Christopher says:

    That’s the best you can do after all we’ve been thru together?

    OK, email me a pic of you in your Halloween costume and we’ll call it even. The girlfriend says, better luck next time, Macho Man

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