GIANNINI 500 TVS For Sale (1968)
£16,900 - Or near offer
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This FIAT 500 incorporates various performance enhancing products made by Giannini. Founded in 1920 by the Giannini brothers - Attilio and Domenico - as a garage, the company began tuning the little FIAT 500 Topolino in the 1930s and secured 12 world speed records with one of its modified cars. In the early 1960s the original company closed, the brothers going their separate ways to found new enterprises. Attilio's new design company lasted only until 1971 but that founded by Domenico - Giannini Automobili SpA - survives today as part of the FIAT Group. In 1963 Giannini Automobili began modifying cars and selling tuning kits. That same year it introduced its own modified version of the baby FIAT - the 500TV - and throughout the decade and into the 1970s Giannini-tuned cars battled with those of its rival Abarth on the racetracks of Europe. In 1966 Maurizio Zanetti became Italian Champion driving a Giannini-tuned FIAT 500. In more recent years Giannini has specialised in the production of limited-edition versions of FIAT production models.
This attractive Giannini-modified FIAT 500 has formed part of an exclusive collection in recent years and is finished in blue with a contrasting red interior. The car was owned by one family from Portugal from 1968 all the way until 2010, when it was bought by the current owner. It was found in very good driving condition, but due to the rarity of this model, the owner decided to have the car comprehensively restored by marque specialists. It is now described as in very good condition and offers a very interesting alternative to an Abarth, which will certainly make you stand out from the crowd. Offered without reserve, this car must be seen to be fully appreciated.