Lot 226 - 1973 Fiat 850T Fiesta Campervan
|Odometer reading||9,191 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
In the UK, Fiat partnered with specialist Motor Caravan Conversions Ltd. of Bedfordshire to offer a successful range of campervan models which offered comparable yet compact competition for the iconic VW Camper. The 850T Furgonata (van) was used as the platform - a rearwheel drive design using Fiat's proven 903cc four cylinder engine mounted at the rear. Three models were marketed; Farina, Fiesta and Fargo. The biggest advantage of the Fiesta was a split bulkhead which folded flat to allow up to 7ft of double bed space at the front of the vehicle. Despite its size, this model offers basin, grill, stove, wardrobe, laminated and wooden tables, fully elevating roof with twin sleeping hammocks and seating for six people.
A first for Historics, we are delighted to offer this outstanding time warp example of the Fiat 850T Fiesta from a private owner. Specified in white with just two registered keepers across 44 years and a meagre 9,191 recorded miles, this vehicle stands up to close scrutiny remarkably well. It has also retained all of its original fabrics, fixtures and fittings. From curtains, rails and food storage containers, to the side 'Isabella' three-berth tent, roof-rack, separate sanitary module tent and original ground sheet, all in original linen storage bags. Sparsely used but always cherished, this is a possibly unique opportunity to own an un-restored and un-modified piece of Fiat lifestyle history. Less than 50 miles covered since the MoT test in summer 2016, at which time there were no advisories noted. A fun, desirable and scarce alternative, this wonderfully preserved treasure would provide stylish and practical accommodation at Goodwood's Revival and equally be a quirky and interesting addition to any eclectic stable of Italian curiosities.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.