THE Gianni Agnelli was one of the most powerful people in Italyand more generally in Europe. As president of the Fiat groupthe Italian businessman and car enthusiast he had access to models that were never released to the general public.
One of them is the 1958 Fiat 500 Spiagginawith which he spent the his summer vacation in the south of Franceand more specifically at Villa Leopolda in the area Villefranche sur mer. The vehicle was supervised by Mario Boanowho at that time was working at Ghia bodywork.
The purpose was to create one practical and at the same time luxurious vehicle for her travels Agnelli family. Its chassis and mechanical parts came from New Fiat 500 and the style reminded him summer. He combined them wooden surfaces with the aluminumwhile the front seats were hand woven from rattanwhile one was placed at the back of the wide-open cabin large plush sofa. The influences from shipping they are obvious and that was exactly the goal.
It is worth noting that the second unit of the model built by Boano ended up in his hands Aristotle Onassis. He was driving it special Fiat 500 of, transporting his glamorous guests to his personal yacht.
The car that belonged to his collection Lambs passed into the hands of his driver, Bernardino Aiassathe 1973who in turn sold it to Mario Rossihis fraternal friend «The Lawyer». Some time ago it was spotted by a collector at Turinwho put it up for sale through the auction house RM Sotheby’s at January 31stwhere he managed to “catch” the 370,625 euros. It is one of the most expensive Fiat 500 in the world.
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