1966 Fiat 500 Giardinera Station Wagen.
Registration number: KHV802D
An absolute delight. This low mileage Fiat was purchased decades ago by the current owner who simply wanted the best he could find for his midlands based car collection. Upon arrival the car was sent for a full bare metal respray at which time every bit of minor corroison was addressed & treated. The car has now covered a scant 46,000 miles from new.
The car is finished in its original colour of mid Blue & boasts an easy to open fold back full length sunroof. The car sports its original seats coverd in a red & cream vinyl in perfect condition.
The Station Wagon version of the iconic Nuova 500, namely the Giardiniera, arrived in 1961 as the successor of the famous 500C Belvedere. The 500's mechanicals proved perfect to carry on the necessary modifications to create a utility station wagon. Thanks to a redesigned cooling system and the horizontal repositioning of the engine, known in this version as the Type 120, (or as Fiat called it "a sogliola", meaning "sole style"), allowed to have a bigger and flat cargo space in the back.
To increase the space, the whole car had bigger dimensions than the regular 500, resulting in a wheelbase of 1,940 meters, a height of 1,354 meters and a width of 1,323 meters. Also the Giardiniera benefitted from stronger suspensions, better suited to carry more loads and the Fiat 600's brakes. Also, giving the redesigned rear section, the air intake was redesigned and repositioned in the two rear C pillars.
This car has been always garage kept & comes to us with its original books & service pack & even has a Fiat "Running in" sticker to the rear window. It starts instantly & is a pleasure to drive putting a smile on the face of all those who see it.
A practical, versatile & useable classic in time warp condition. A full set of incremental MOT caertificates comes with the car dating back to 1976. A stainless steel exhaust has also been fitted along with a new battery & new tyres. The original tool kit also comes with the car.
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