So maybe the Fiat 500 Giardiniera wouldn’t be the best thing ever for a cross country road trip, but couldn’t you see yourself cruising around town or on a day trip with the wife in this thing? And maybe it is the perfect cross country road trip machine. After all, in the day of 80 mph speed limits, we spend more time trying to get there quick than enjoying the trip itself.
Come on, don’t judge me. I think they are cool. Speed be damned, this little car would be a head turner wherever you take it and the wife would love you for packing it up with a cooler and heading down the road for some alone time. And the back of it should be big enough for some real “alone” time as well, so you guys are set!
Oh, and to completely ruin it, when you get bored with this thing you can always stuff something stupid in it, like a Turbo Hyabusa combo, and go destroy tires. Just sayin’.
Here is what the seller has to say about it.
1977 Fiat 500D Giardiniera Manufactured by Autobianchi
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 liter/5.5476132 gal.
Fuel consumption: 45.233572 miles/gal. 250.93836 miles on a single tank.
Astronomical return on investment; these micro vehicles are highly desirable items in the eyes of the crowd. Back in the sixties, the Italian dairy company ”Sterilgarda Alimenti” founded in 1969, started to use the Fiat ”Giardiniera” as a Milk Delivery Van in the villages of Italy.. Formed and still based in ”Castiglione delle Stiviere”, the company started out by supplying just milk to delivery companies. It quickly expanded in the 1970’s. Vehicle was a member of Italian group “De Club Van” and winner to two annual awards for best two-tone interior and best two-tone exterior paint. The vehicle has preserved its pristine condition inside and out. The car has a healthy 499.5 cc air-cooled engine delivering 17.5 bhp mated to a 4 speed manual gear box and packaged in a rear engine/rear wheel drive platform. The most important element, technically, is the different architecture of the twin-cylinder engine which was laid on its side ‘like a sole’ as they said at Fiat, so that it could fit under the flat loading surface. The Giardiniera model also features suicide doors, a newly restored full-length sunroof and larger upgraded brakes. The title is clear and for California.
Asking $17,500 Or Best Offer
For Inquiries Contact Owner at 310-365-4904