Lot 37 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 14th October 2015)
Sold for £8,156
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: EU-Reg
Chassis No: 5071537
This delightful little lefthand drive Fiat Nuova is essentially a one owner car. Its first keeper was a general of police in Palermo who at one stage used the Fiat on a daily basis, and personally accounted for the current total mileage of 30,000 kilometres. Though the vendor, a friend of the general, subsequently purchased it from him, he has never driven it, and it has continued to live among the general's collection of some 250 specialist vehicles. Among his 30-strong staff are engineers with 50 years' experience of the model, and in recent times it has had plenty of attention and a long list of replacement parts, as required. As a result the vendor presently grades the bodywork, White paintwork, Black interior trim, two-cylinder engine and four-speed manual gearbox as all being in 'excellent' order. The little Lusso comes complete with the luxury equipment particular to that model, interior carpet, luggage rack, folding seats and white-walled tyres.