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New Fiat Panda 4x4 Piccolo Lusso luxury restomod revealed

The one-off Piccolo Lusso celebrates the original Fiat Panda 4x4's 40th anniversary

A luxury, one-off Fiat Panda 4x4 restomod has been revealed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Panda 4x4.

Dutch classic car specialist, Kaeve, has collaborated with bespoke automotive design house Niels van Roij Design, to produce the exclusive Piccolo Lusso model.

Using a Panda 4x4 Sisley special edition as a donor car, the project includes a range of cosmetic enhancements to boost the appeal of the famous little off-roader.

Launched in the late 80s, the Sisley edition – the name comes from an Italian fashion brand – was originally offered with extras such as metallic paint, an inclinometer, cream-painted wheels, branded seatbelts and mud flaps and ‘Sisley’ badging.

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The design of the Piccolo Lusso is said to have drawn inspiration from the Mediterranean Sea and is finished in Azzurro Blue paintwork, including previously unpainted areas such as the bumpers, rubbing strips, door handles and the air vents under the windscreen. White indicators are also included, along with specially engineered clear indicator lenses.

The interior features widespread use of brown and cream leather upholstery with the Sisley ‘canoe’ emblem stitched into the headrests, door panels and steering wheel centre.

Perhaps the most standout feature is the crafted teak deck found in the boot area – a detail Kaeve claims is a nod to the car’s ‘heritage and Italian Mediterranean nautical life.’

"We are delighted to unveil the Fiat Panda 4x4 Piccolo Lusso, an embodiment of excellence resulting from the collaborative vision of Kaeve Cars Uden and Niels van Roij Design”, said Arno Heirath, owner of Kaeve Cars.

"This exceptional vehicle is an exquisite testament to the harmonious blend of design innovation and heritage, poised to capture the hearts of automotive aficionados and connoisseurs worldwide.”

The one-off 4x4 Piccolo Lusso is now available at Kaeve Cars in Uden for €30.000, or just under £26,000 at current exchange rates.

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