Lot 338 - 1980 Fiat 126 Giannini (Recreation)
|Odometer reading||72,182 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,920|
The Giannini story began as far back as 1885, beginning as a garage and becoming part of Itala's service network. The Giannini brothers Attilio and Domenico later formed Giannini Automobili S.p.A. and, after 1945, began producing their own engines, the company becoming well known for their tuning abilities. In the 1970s, after the death of Domenico, new blood was brought into the company in the form of Volfango Polverelli, a lawyer whose aim was to help straighten out the company. Of note, is that they specialised in supplying tuning kits for Fiats such as the 126, Ritmo (Strada) and the Panda. The Giannini name may still be seen today on the latest Fiat 500s.
The Fiat 126 Giannini Evocation presented today, began life as a low mileage and very clean Fiat 126. It subsequently underwent a Giannini evocation transformation in Italy that included a full refinish in Giannini colours, Giannini decals and badging. Further works included removal of the bumpers, an interior upgrade including the dashboard with additional gauges, a rebuilt engine with full Giannini detailing including rocker cover, filter, sump and upgraded exhaust system, lowered suspension and a set of alloy wheels with low profile tyres. Recently imported into the UK from Italy, this Giannini comes with a dating letter from Fiat, a NOVA certificate and a UK registration document. Offered without reserve, we feel that this pretty Fiat offers something somewhat different in the classic small car market place.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.