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Test drive: Fiat Topolino Giardiniera Belvedere - Mickey's proud station wagon

Test drive: Fiat Topolino Giardinera Belvedere
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A ls Fiat's design chief Dante Giacosa launched the new small car from Fiat in 1936, it quickly lost its nickname: Topolino, the little mouse or Mickey Mouse. By 1955 it had been built more than 516,000 times, for example as a limousine, roadster or station wagon with a roll-up roof.


At Auto Culture in Wiernsheim near Pforzheim, there is not only high-class car art, but also a real car from time to time on offer - like currently a Topolino Belvedere. The red station wagon with folding rear seat back offers a very variable interior, for four people and some luggage. It was restored at the turn of the millennium by an Italian lover - slowly, lovingly and carefully. The brake lines are new. The small four-cylinder purrs cheerfully to itself after the pull on the starter button, the clutch and gearbox reliably do their job, the brakes decelerate evenly.


Normal fabric roof sedans cost 14,000 - 15,000 euros traded, the more original Giardinera Belvedere offers a cheaper entry into the small car world of the fifties

  • Pro: Fair car in technically acceptable condition, optically more like grade three
  • Cons: Because the Topolino If you have been logged off for a long time, a full report must be drawn up
  • Conclusion: Immerse yourself in the original world of small cars of the 50s, and that with clear practical utility

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