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Open Roads, October | Lot 109

1976 Autobianchi 500 Giardiniera Jolly

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€22,000 EUR | Sold

Italy | Bergamo, Italy

6 - 13 October 2021


Chassis No.
Engine No.
Documents
120 312964
120 000 330997
Italian Libretto
  • The perfect beach runabout, manufactured by Autobianchi
  • Based on the Fiat 500 Giardiniera; recently converted to Ghia’s Jolly specification
  • Presented with the original “libretto,” showing first registration in Salerno, Italy, on 17 February 1976; retains the black and white Salerno registration plates
  • Underwent a nut-and-bolt refurbishment and conversion, amounting to nearly 800 hours labour
  • Great care was taken to use the correct Carrozzeria Ghia techniques and materials
  • Finished in Verde Fluo with colour-matched steel wheels; Venetian Midollino woven wood interior; and detachable canopy roof
  • Powered by a 499.5-cc twin-cylinder engine mated to a four-speed manual transmission
  • Equipped with speedometer, electric wipers, wing mirrors, ashtray, front and rear lights, indicators, spare wheel, jack, storage basket, and grab handle
  • Offered with a history file, including detailed photographs of the refurbishment and conversion

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