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Made To Drive | S08 E18

This Fiat 1100 Charmant Vignale Is Like New

The story of a practically new "barn find" that lives its life on the streets of Sicily.
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Landroving
Landroving(@landroving)
5 years ago

What an amazing find! The owner states he only had to clean it up, but I’m wondering if that clean up included all new bushings,seals, gaskets and other rubber based items as they surely would have dried out over that amount of time. I love how Vignale and the other Italian coach builders would make amazing versions of very plain and simple cars. It’s a shame that no longer occurs.

Boris Berov
Boris Berov(@borkov1)
5 years ago

Great car! Looks amazing!

Sotirios Bakaimis
Sotirios Bakaimis(@sotbak)
5 years ago

condizione ottima!!! disegno eccelente!!! great story & video!!!

Peter Lukáč
Peter Lukáč(@peterluk)
5 years ago

That was beautiful! Love shape of that car..

Dennis White
Dennis White(@alfa66)
5 years ago

Can you believe it’s a Fiat? The lost art of great coach building. I think a big difference with the in-house design today by Ferrari, Maserati, and Alfa. Wonderful styling especially from the side view where the car looks like it’s in motion at a standstill. And who’d a thought white-walls would ever look this good on an Italian car!

Ennio Morricone is Italy’s greatest living composer irrespective the genre.

jim sink
jim sink(@jamespsink)
5 years ago

“you don’t own these cars you safeguard them”. Well put.

Robert in LA
Robert in LA
5 years ago

Lovely story and wonderful car.

I enjoy especial Mr. Spataro’s understanding of the mental process of the original owner in ordering a discrete car with special features, like the exhaust, and the aspiration. And I find credible that he might then have found that the car was still a little too flashy for his social position.

At times I have gone through through the same calculations myself. I like cars with performance features, and I like them to look utterly unremarkable.

Daniel Silva
Daniel Silva(@danspereiradasilva)
5 years ago

One of the most beautiful Fiat i have ever seen. Perfect!

Michael Squeo
Michael Squeo(@enzobindo)
5 years ago

Beautiful story and car. Thanks Petrolicious.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger(@gtrslngr)
5 years ago

That sure is one cute little car and a heck of a find in that condition .

But a suggestion Petrolicious seeing as how this is the 2nd video you’ve done on the isle of Sicily .

Next time instead of pulling out the canned ‘ stock ‘ music … see about licensing a few bars from Sicily’s and in fact Italy’s greatest living composer . Composer / Cellist Giovanni Sollima . Trust me on this one and have a listen to his original music and especially his solo cello compositions . Music just waiting to be placed in a film .. tastefully of course

hernando desoto
hernando desoto
5 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

Great idea. I turned Down volume on the film while keeping the Picture on screen and let this play in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldPf3yqq3-8
It worked nicely.

geelongvic
geelongvic(@geelongvic)
5 years ago
Reply to  Guitar Slinger

GS, I followed your suggestion and listened to music of Giovanni Sollima,, and I agree, delightfully satisfying and appropriate.

Regarding the Petrolicious Video. Custodian, also agree. Bravo.

flaneur
flaneur
5 years ago

Gorgeous body. A little feeling of deja vu. Hmm… Lancia Aurelia, especially the view from the back. A moveable feast.