The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263

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Lot 20
1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Savio, Turin

Sold for € 85,100 (US$ 93,899) inc. premium
The 1965 Turin Motor Show
1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Savio, Turin

Chassis no. 0872263
•One-off example
•Previously owned by Count Vittorio 'Gughi' Zanon di Valgiurata
•Restored in 2008
•Registered in Italy

Footnotes

  • The unique 'beach car' offered here was built by Carrozzeria Savio of Turin and displayed at the 1965 Turin Motor Show, appearing on the cover of Auto Italiana magazine's edition covering the event (copy on file). Although one of Italy's lesser known coachbuilders, Carrozzeria Savio could trace its origins back as far as 1919 when it was founded in Turin by brothers Antonio and Guiseppe Savio. Commencing with a contract from Itala, Savio went on to build bodies for all of Italy's major motor manufacturers, concentrating on FIAT chassis after WW2. In 1965 Savio launched the Moke-like Jungla recreational vehicle, based on the FIAT 600 (and later 850), the success of which almost certainly killed off the beach car project. As far as is known, the car offered here is the sole example built.

    Little is know of this car's ownership history apart from the fact that the previous owner was Count Vittorio 'Gughi' Zanon di Valgiurata, an influential figure in international motor sport who helped further the careers of drivers including Ayrton Senna, Michele Alboretto, and Ronnie Peterson.

    In 2008 the Savio was restored in Italy by a Torinese specialist. Works carried out included overhauling the brakes, refurbishing the interior woodwork, re-chroming the brightwork, restoring the soft-top, and fitting new tyres and a new battery. The car is currently registered in Italy and according to the vendor is in very good condition.

    Voiture du Salon de Turin 1965
    Fiat 500 Élégance voiture de plage 1965
    Carrosserie Savio, Turin
    Châssis n° 0872263

    •Unique exemplaire construit
    •Précédemment aux mains du comte Vittorio « Gughi » Zanon di Valgiurata
    •Restaurée en 2008
    •Immatriculée en Italie

    La « voiture de plage » unique proposée ici a été construite par la Carrozzeria Savio de Turin et exposée au Salon de Turin 1965, faisant la une du numéro du magazine Auto Italiana couvrant l'événement (exemplaire au dossier). Bien qu'il s'agisse d'un carrossier italien de moindre importance, la Carrozzeria Savio a pu remonter à ses origines en 1919 lorsqu'elle fut fondée à Turin par les frères Antonio et Guiseppe Savio. Débutant par un contrat avec Itala, Savio continua en carrossant des châssis pour tous les grands constructeurs italiens, se concentrant sur les châssis Fiat après la seconde guerre. En 1965, Savio lança la Jungla, un véhicule récréatif dans la veine de la Mini Moke sur base de Fiat 600 (puis plus tard de 850), dont le succès fut probableme,t à l'origine de l'échec du projet de voiture de plage. D'après ce qu'on en sait, la voiture proposée ici est un exemplaire unique.

    On sait peu de chose sur l'historique des propriétaires de cette voiture, mis à part que son précédent propriétaire était le comte Vittorio « Gughi » Zanon di Valgiurata, une figure éminente du sport automobile international qui contribua à la carrière de pilotes comme Ayrton Senna, Michele Alboretto et Ronnie Peterson.
    En 2008, la Savio fut restaurée en Italie par un spécialiste de Turin. Les travaux effectués comprennent la révision des freins, la réfection des boiseries intérieures, le chromage de l'accastillage, la réfection de la capote et le montage d'une batterie et de pneus neufs. La voiture est actuellement immatriculée en Italie et selon le vendeur est en très bon état.
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
The 1965 Turin Motor Show,1965 FIAT 500 Élégance Beach Car  Chassis no. 0872263
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