• Finished in striking Vivid Red 152 over a Nero hide
  • Originally delivered to Italy, where it has resided ever-since
  • Benefits from a recent paintjob and technical going-over including new tyres all-round
  • A meticulously cared-for example, completely ready-to-go

Vivid Red 152 over Nero

1975 Fiat 500 Giardiniera

Chassis no. 308058

Engine no. 03951061

The Giardiniera:
The simplicity of the Fiat 500 underpinnings, wrapped in a slightly larger and more usable estate body style - that was the general idea for the Fiat 500 Giardiniera. Underpinnings that were very similar to the "conventional" Fiat 500 D with the same 499 cc engine, only now rotated 90 degrees so that a flat loading space became a reality. This made it eminently more usable for the somewhat larger Italian families as well as for commercial use.
All Giardiniera's have suicide doors, in contrary to the mainstream variants that Fiat offered at the time with regular front-hinged doors. Another signature feature of the Giardiniera is the sunroof, running nearly the entire length of the motorcar to give fresh air and sunlight to all passengers. Just two examples of the many quirky features that make the Giardiniera's such a desirable offering.
This 500 Giardiniera:
The car on offer here, chassis no. 308058, was originally constructed in 1975 and has remained in Italy throughout its entire life. This specimen comes straight from Rome, Italy, having been the property of E. Zangari for almost 20 years.
The Giardiniera presents itself in exceptional condition throughout, in the striking colour of Vivid Red (code 152) with a Nero interior. The paintwork benefits from a relativively recent paintjob, so it presents in very good condition overall. The interior is equally fresh with new rubber floormats and upholstery - a very nice place to sit indeed.
Technically is the car as sound as it looks, nicely pulling engine, smooth gearbox with all ancillaries working as they should. The car benefits from 5 new Cinturato tyres (yes, also the spare wheel), so absolutely nothing needs doing by its next custodian!
Overall a really nice and honest example that will put a smile on anyone's face that will climb behind the wheel of this little gem. Summer motoring with an as near as makes no difference panoramic roof-aperture, seating for 4 and the all-important suice doors - hard to find a more fun offering at this affordable price-point.