1971 Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine 'Noddy Car

Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine 'Noddy Car'

Year: 1971
Chassis no: 110F 1998658
Registration: GGH 924J
Price: £33,000.00

Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1971 Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine 'Noddy Car' For Sale.

Registration: GGH 924J

Chassis no: 110F 1998658

Engine no: 2108660

Mileage: 6230

 Vignale’s Gamine is a small rear-engined car produced by Carrozzeria Vignale from 1967 to 1971, based on the Fiat 500, also known as Nuova 500. Unlike the 500, however, the Gamine had an open-top Roadster structure and only two seats. Styling was by Alfredo Vignale. The Gamine is sometimes related in design to the Fiat 508 Balila.

 It was powered by a 2-cylinder, air-cooled engine of 499.5 cc from the Fiat 500 sport, the sporty version of the 500, and an engine later to be offered on the 500F. There was only one engine version producing 21BHP, a top speed of 60 mph was claimed.

 Frixos Demetriou was a successful casino owner in Cyprus and the owner of the Olympic gaming club in London. While in Milan by chance, his flight to Athens was diverted, he spotted an unusual looking car by the airport and on inquiry discovered that it was a Fiat Gamine Vignale.

 Demetriou was looking to diversify his business interests and sensing an opportunity he returned via Turin, securing the rights to sell Vignale’s products in the UK. He bought 200 cars up front paying with cash and committed to buy the next 6 months production if Vignale manufactured the car in right hand drive form. The Gamine two-seater was well received, becoming trendy with the Chelsea set, even night-club owner Peter Stringfellow had one.

 This Fiat is one of only 200 right hand drives examples produced, and has been under the same ownership since 1990. Originalled built in 1961 and registered in july 1971, GGH changed hand twice between 71-73, then resided in Tamworth for a decade. GGH was then on the move again in 84 before being bought by the current owner.

 This charming ‘Noddy car’ is offered in excellent and very original condition, the exterior is finished in Red with chrome bumpers and finishings. The interior is in equally as nice condition, trimmerd in black with the addition of a stereo to the drivers side.The hood works well and is un marked, there is also a pair of zip in side screens to keep you motoring in all conditions.

 Recent works prior to sale include fitment of new; tyres and tubes, exhaust system, fuel pump, plug leads, points, condeseser etc. Mechanically she is in excellent running order and ready to be driven.

 In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Christoff Cowens 07772188037

 

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.

Part Exchange welcome.

Weekend & evening viewings OK.

Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.

9 Globe Industrial Estate,

Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1971 Fiat 500 Vignale Gamine 'Noddy Car' For Sale.

Registration: GGH 924J

Chassis no: 110F 1998658

Engine no: 2108660

Mileage: 6230

 Vignale’s Gamine is a small rear-engined car produced by Carrozzeria Vignale from 1967 to 1971, based on the Fiat 500, also known as Nuova 500. Unlike the 500, however, the Gamine had an open-top Roadster structure and only two seats. Styling was by Alfredo Vignale. The Gamine is sometimes related in design to the Fiat 508 Balila.

 It was powered by a 2-cylinder, air-cooled engine of 499.5 cc from the Fiat 500 sport, the sporty version of the 500, and an engine later to be offered on the 500F. There was only one engine version producing 21BHP, a top speed of 60 mph was claimed.

 Frixos Demetriou was a successful casino owner in Cyprus and the owner of the Olympic gaming club in London. While in Milan by chance, his flight to Athens was diverted, he spotted an unusual looking car by the airport and on inquiry discovered that it was a Fiat Gamine Vignale.

 Demetriou was looking to diversify his business interests and sensing an opportunity he returned via Turin, securing the rights to sell Vignale’s products in the UK. He bought 200 cars up front paying with cash and committed to buy the next 6 months production if Vignale manufactured the car in right hand drive form. The Gamine two-seater was well received, becoming trendy with the Chelsea set, even night-club owner Peter Stringfellow had one.

 This Fiat is one of only 200 right hand drives examples produced, and has been under the same ownership since 1990. Originalled built in 1961 and registered in july 1971, GGH changed hand twice between 71-73, then resided in Tamworth for a decade. GGH was then on the move again in 84 before being bought by the current owner.

 This charming ‘Noddy car’ is offered in excellent and very original condition, the exterior is finished in Red with chrome bumpers and finishings. The interior is in equally as nice condition, trimmerd in black with the addition of a stereo to the drivers side.The hood works well and is un marked, there is also a pair of zip in side screens to keep you motoring in all conditions.

 Recent works prior to sale include fitment of new; tyres and tubes, exhaust system, fuel pump, plug leads, points, condeseser etc. Mechanically she is in excellent running order and ready to be driven.

 In our showroom and ready for viewing.

 

Office 01375 379719

Richard Biddulph 07967 260673

Christoff Cowens 07772188037

 

We accept Credit/Debit Cards.

Part Exchange welcome.

Weekend & evening viewings OK.

Viewings by appointment :

Prestige House.

9 Globe Industrial Estate,

Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST

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