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ROD HADFIELD’S V12 FIAT TOPOLINO – VIDEO

By Photos - Ellen Dewar | Video: Shaun Tanner, 28 Aug 2017 Features

We check out Rod Hadfield’s latest creation in action

Rod Hadfield Fiat Topolino Hot Rod

ROD Hadfield is one of Australia’s most audacious and prolific hot rod builders. His latest creation is a 1948 Fiat 500 Topolino, stuffed full of one of the coolest engines ever created – the 572ci American LaFrance V12.

The engine is a sidevalve design used in fire engines – hence the name Rod chose for the car, Fire Chief. Despite the age of the motor, it pumps out 720lb-ft at 3550rpm – more than enough to ensure it is a wild ride.

As with all of Rod’s builds, the engineering and build quality is second-to-none. You can check out the full story in the current issue of Street Machine Hot Rod, out now!

Video: We chatted with Rod about the car at MotorEx 2016.

Rod Hadfield V12 Fiat 500 Topolino