Thursday, January 28, 2010

Taken From Granny - 1979 (Or Maybe A 1981) Zastava 750

There are times when I'll post a car just because it's different. This is one of those times...

This is a Zastava 750. It is, essentially, a Fiat 600 produced by Zastava, the same company that gave us the Yugo. Zastava built them from 1955 through 1985. Over the course of those 30 years, Zastava built over 900,000 of these cars.

Zastava made these cars with a 600cc engine a 750cc engine and, just before ending production, an 850cc engine.

Judging from the pictures, I have to assume that this is one of the nicest Zastava 750s on the planet. It has 42,000 miles on it and it apparently only had one previous owner, a little old lady. (The seller writes, "Car is taken from first and only owner granny, you can check that in documents !!!!!" - "Taken"... That kind of makes it sound like a Serbian carjacking. It's probably just a translation issue... I hope.)

I'm posting this car just as something to look at. While this would be a neat car to have in the US, I'm not so certain I'd buy this one. The seller seems like an honest, friendly guy, but he appears a bit confused as to what he has (In the title of the eBay listing the seller calls it a 1979. Later on in the ad, he states that it's a 1981.), how to price it (he started the auction at 99¢ with no reserve) and, most importantly, how to get it out of Serbia and into the United States.

Located in "Kragujevac, Serbia, Yugoslavia", click here to see the eBay listing.

This car is also known as the fića or fićo. You can find more information about it here.

3 comments:

Max Power said...

Clearly whomever wins the auction and if they live in the US, they can simply go down to their local Zastava/Yugo/Polski Fiat dealer where they will be able to service it, so I don't see the issue here. Personally, I would go for something a tad more luxurious such as an El Nasr...

Anonymous said...

I was seller of this car,this car is sold to Miami,Florida,car was in great condition.Transportation to East Coast is 1600$ if anyone is interested for more models can contact me at fiat600@serbiancafe.com

PECA said...

This is a nice looking ZASTAVA 750,right mirror,roof carrier and some applications on the body were added,trailer loop,fog lamps,radio etc.Color is factory yellow paint,wheels looks repainted,its a new model of 750 must be dated about 1981.For your information there is one 750 in Chicago and its attraction for many ears.There are no spare parts in USA,but in Serbia you can find anything,see above.I personally advice anyone who buys this car to find a opposite door model dated from 1960 s,it is already hit in Europe...