Year of manufacture1966
Exterior brand colourRed
Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00
Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Talk of tuned Fiat 500s should include a mention of Domenico and Attilio Giannini, two brothers from Rome. Their company, which was created as a mechanical repair shop, was linked to the Itala in the 1920s, and in the 1930s Giannini began to modify Fiat cars, including the Topolino, and the Nuova 500 from 1957. The years up to the late 1960s were the best for Giannini, which opened branches and workshops, and launched several tuning kits, in addition to complete modified cars, both for everyday use and competition.
Seeing the success of the Abarth 500s, Giannini decided to renew their pre-war association with the "baby Fiats" and