This special Fiat has been under our radar for a long time, certainly since it was on sale in Italy six or seven years ago: it is rare and it is very beautiful.
It is also very similar to the Ferrari 166 cabriolet built by Farina coachworks in the same year, so much so that it is said that Enzo Ferrari himself went to complain to the Farina brothers during the Turin show of that year for the excessive similarity between the two cars which, obviously, were in very different price ranges and intended for obviously very different users (economically speaking).
The car was bought new by a wealthy winemaker from the area of Bari, Puglia, Italy, and remained in his family for 35 years, probably until his death – we really like the fact that the car still has its black license plate. original even if it is now in the netherlands (where most of the special Fiats have ended up in the last ten years, so much so that the netherlands are probably the nation with the lowest population / classic car ratio). It participated in the 2017 Mille Miglia and would certainly welcome one of the future editions, as long as you are willing to pay the price. Find it for sale at €165,000 (today $193,000) here in Sassenheim, Netherlands.
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LOVELY car indeed and great photos thanks!!