Genuine 89,000 Miles according to carjam. The car was registered new on the 27th Feb 1967 and registration was cancelled on the 1st of May 1997.The life this wee Bambina lived during the 30 years in between these dates is unknown, however it has always been a North Canterbury car.
The Monte Carlo Rally or Rallye Monte-Carlo (officially Rallye Automobile de Monte-Carlo) is a rallying event organized each year by the Automobile Club de Monaco. The rally now takes place along the French Riviera in Monaco and southeast France. Previously, competitors would set off from various starting points around Europe and ‘rally’ (in other words, meet) in Monaco to celebrate the end of a unique event. From its inception in 1911 by Prince Albert I, the rally was intended to demonstrate improvements and innovations to automobiles, and promote Monaco as a tourist resort on the Mediterranean shore.
Over the years many variations of the Fiat 500/ Bambina have competed very successfully in this event. The inspiration for this “Rally Bambina” came from my clients watching footage and reading about the many Bambinas and Fiat Abarths that competed in the Monte-Carlo.
Due to a change in my client’s circumstances this unfinished project is now available for a new owner to finish what was started or strip the relatively sound car back and start a full restoration. These wee cars are becoming harder and harder to find in unrestored condition with restored examples fetching eye watering prices both through Europe and New Zealand.
Viewing is highly recommended, please do NOT bid on this vehicle unless you have viewed or discussed the vehicle with us. This vehicle is being Auctioned on www.trademe.co.nz Auction finishing at 8pm Sunday the 27th of June.