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1961 Fiat Campagnola

Price: USD $49,500

After World War II the Italian government decided they needed to have an all-terrain multi-purpose vehicle at their disposal. Impressed with the capabilities of the American Jeeps they had seen during the war in the early fifties the Italian Ministry of Defense allowed Italian companies to submit design proposals for a new Autoveicolo da Ricognizione or Reconnaissance Vehicle abbreviated to AR for Army purposes. In 1951 the two major Italian manufacturers Fiat and Alfa Romeo submitted their proposals. Fiats AR51 designed by the brilliant engineer Dante Giacosa (of Cisitalia fame) was selected by officials over its competitor the Alfa Romeo 1900 M mainly due to its lower maintenance costs.The 4-wheel drive AR51 intended to be able to roam over the Italian countryside was originally named Alpina (a tribute to the prototypes exceptional climbing abilities) but ultimately became known as the Campagnola which translates to country girl in Italian a most Italianate nickname for a serious military off-roader!The Fiat Campagnola AR51 designed by Giacosas team was built around a 1900 cc overhead-valve engine which was shared with the Fiat 1400 and 1900 sedans. For the Campagnola the 1.9L was tuned for torque and reliability with an output of 52 HP. The rear wheels are driven by a 4-speed manual transmission with a selectable four-wheel drive system sending torque to the front wheels when the transfer case is engaged. Features include front and rear locking differentials an independent front suspension and a load capacity of 6 passengers and 120 pounds of cargo. A range of different wheelbase and passenger configurations where available to suit a variety of military needs. In the early years the Campagnola underwent various technical updates that were incorporated into the new military model that would become the AR59. Production continued for over twenty-two years with occasional updates with over 40000 units being produced.This circa 1961 example was imported from Europe to the United States and received a full restoration in Italian military style including a repaint in gloss olive green with paint-matched wheels a canvas top reupholstered brown leather seats and more. It presents in excellent condition with good quality paint and loads of period details. It is identified as an early-series military AR51 model by its larger headlights and thin steel front bumper. Exterior equipment includes a matching green canvas top secured by rope and leather straps a fender-mounted loudspeaker yellow front driving lights a rear steel bumper with steps a shovel and pickaxe mount on the rear fender-mounted black mirrors an additional drivers side upper mirror front fender flares with mudflaps a fold-down windshield and rearward opening doors.The interior features two front fixed seats and two inward-facing jump seats in the rear which have been reupholstered in high quality brown vinyl. The spartan interior features a storage box with two openings behind the front seats a mount for a full-size spare a 20-liter jerry can mount chrome-ringed instrumentation for oil pressure fuel level and a speedometer with an additional temperature gauge and cigarette lighter mounted below the dash. Controls for the gearbox transfer case and locking diffs are embossed with Roman numerals and Italian instructions.This old Country Girl presents extremely well inside and out and is full of character and ready to be enjoyed. It would be a wonderful addition to a vineyard or olive grove or for anyone who wants to enjoy La Dolce Vita out where the pavement ends.Please note that this Campagnola is titled as a 1982 corresponding with the year it was exported and first registered for private use.Offers welcome and trades consideredFor additional details please view this listing directly on our website https://hymanltd.com/vehicles/7547-1961-fiat-campagnola/

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Location: St Louis, MO, United States

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