Fiat 750S Nardi – Vignale
-A car that covers every corner of cool –
Sometimes you are beautifully varnished, sometimes very cuddly in your alcantara. You always offer a firm grip and clear direction… We’re not talking about your beloved now, but something an average classic car enthusiast does pass through his hands often. Exactly. A Nardi steering wheel!
Enrico Nardi is a well-known name in the classic steering wheel world. What he is less known for is his significant role in the 50’s and 60’s as an Italian tuning company that built its own cars with competition heart. In 1956, based on the Fiat 600 chassis, Enrico designed the 750 Vignale Coupé Nardi. The 600 cc Fiat engine was given a little more espresso and was bored up to 750cc. The body was designed by Michelotti and everything was assembled at Nardi itself. End result? Dannatamente buono! So good, that Enrico himself drove it in competitions; including the 1957 Mille Miglia!
In the end, almost 50 were born, of which a few dozen remain today. Ours comes from a rather special collection and has barely treated its owner to flat-floor turns in the past fifteen years. Something she is only too happy to do, by the way. She was completely restored in Germany in the 1990s and is still in very good condition. Her Italian heart was completely overhauled at Fokker earlier this year and now this Fiat Nardi 750 s is ready for more gasoline fun.
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