Wood-bodied 1953 Fiat 500C Giardiniera for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:
This Fiat 500C Giardiniera is especially rare due to its originality. The interior, including the seats and mats are original from factory. This Giardiniera runs, drives and starts up with the press of the key and a pull of the start knob. All the knobs on the dash and the key are original. Many things work on this Giardiniera- Lights, turn signals, horn, map light in the rear view mirror and many other accessories. The paint and Body have were restored in 2008. The wood is original and has not been replaced which also makes this car very special. The wood was always well maintained and is still in amazing condition for its age.
Owned by the same sicilian family for more than 40 years. Passed down from generation to generation from its purchase date in 1953, this vehicle was used for countless family events and special occasions. So many original pieces, the vehicles interior is reminiscent of a time capsule.
570cc four-cylinder engine
Four-speed manual transmission with 3rd and 4th gear synchromesh
Metallic gray exterior (Original Color) and brown interior with wood accents
Real wood exterior panels on doors
Independent front suspension, hydraulic brakes and sliding side windows
Los Angeles, California
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