Tiny houses are a popular current trend but in the 1960s but it was all about the tiny cars as the Ferves Ranger attests.
The compact off-road vehicle was designed by Carlo Ferrari and unveiled at the 1966 Turin Motor Show. Ferves stands for FERrari VEicoli Speciali, and the small but powerful car – produced in a limited run of just 600 – was available as a two or four-wheel drive model to traverse difficult terrain and trails.
RM Sotheby’s is auctioning a two-wheel-drive taxi yellow 1968 Ferves Ranger at its upcoming Amelia Island auction on 22 May 2021. The tiny sports car has a rear-mounted, 18-brake horsepower engine from the Fiat 500, with suspension from the Fiat 600.
Quirky details include a folding and removable windscreen and doors, while interiors are black and windows are roll-up.
The 1968 Ferves Ranger is road-registered and street legal and is being offered without reserve.