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Special wagon: 1951 Fiat 1100 E wagon by Monterosa

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How many of these wagons have you seen live or for sale in recent years? I’ll tell you: none, because this is an extremely rare car. It is in fact a special body made by Monterosa, a bodyshop very active in … Continue reading

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Hen’s teeth: 1948 Fiat 1100 BL Giardiniera by Monviso

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First time we see this car for real, and probably the last time we’ll see one for many years . It’s a very rare “Giardiniera” built by Monviso coachworks on a Fiat 1100 BL chassis. Indeed so far we have … Continue reading

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Green light: 1956 Fiat 1100-103 “Giardinetta” by Viotti

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One of the best sellers of fiat was the model 1100-103 produced from 1953 up to 1959, it had reliable chassis, engine and good brakes so it became very popular among coachbuiders. One of those was Vittorino Viotti who already … Continue reading

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New entry: 1960 Lancia Appia Giardinetta by Viotti

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Ok that’s the first time that we realize that Viotti made a Giardinetta coachbuild also on the Lancia Appia platform. Indeed we wrongly believed that Viotti has built Giardinetta’s (Viotti’s trade mark for the station wagon bodies) only on Fiat platforms … Continue reading

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Italian nomad: 1957 Fiat Giardinetta “Sleeping” by Viotti

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This 1957 Giardinetta Viotti “Sleeping” is basically the italian, small equivalent of the american Chevy Nomad, as a two door station wagon. Back then, this car had quite a good selling success as it was the ideal car for the … Continue reading

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A larger boot: 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super Giardinetta by Colli

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This rare Giulia by Colli is said to have been sold new to Autostrade Concessionaria S.p.A company which, back then, was the company which managed the highway network in Italy. Indeed, most of the Colli cars were sold as mainteinance vehicles … Continue reading

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