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Lando Norris’s 1972 Fiat 500 Jolly Evocation is up for sale

Lando Norris is a British-Belgian motorsports racing driver, who entered the world of Formula 1 at the Australian Grand Prix in 2019. This 24-year-old has so far driven 100 races in which he achieved 1 pole position, 12 podiums and 5 fastest laps in Formula 1. He is currently a member of the McLaren-Mercedes team and although he earns a lot of money (£16m/$20m a year), many expected the first car he bought to be some super powerful sports car, but that is not the case. With his first earnings he bought a 1972 Fiat 500 Jolly Evocation.

The car is based on the Fiat 600 Jolly, and legend has it that Gianni Agnelli wanted a car that could fit on the back of his 82ft yacht, and the result is this car. The Gia company produced only 650 copies of this model, and Lando’s is unfortunately not original. However, Lando didn’t mind so he bought a car and also let his friends drive it.

This Fiat 500 Jolly Evocation is powered by a rear-mounted 499cc air-cooled 2-cylinder engine paired with a 4-speed manual transmission, controlled by a floor-mounted shifter with a wicker gear knob. The car has only 36,539 kilometers on the odometer, and is now looking for a new owner.

The auction will take place between October 26 and 31, and the estimated value of the car is between £28,000 and £33,000.

Source: Car and Classic


1990 Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider “Special Production” is for sale

If you have ever wanted to own a collector car that is extremely valuable and worth every cent, then the 1990 Ferrari Testarossa Pininfarina Spider “Special Production” is the car for you. It is a car that has only 413 kilometers on the odometer.

Ferrari produced 7,177 examples of the Testarossa, but there was no production convertible version, which is why the Pininfarina Spider “Special Production” is truly special. Customers requested the production of the Testarossa Spider, but Ferrari agreed to make only one for FIAT president Gianni Agnelli. All other copies of the Testarossa cabriolet were produced by another company and in a limited edition. Seven examples of the Spider were produced for the Royal Family of Brunei as well as other important clients. One of these copies is for sale.

Interestingly, the car was never registered for road use. For a long time it was an exhibition specimen, and last year a restoration was carried out where Pininfarina technicians restored the hood to functional condition, and the interior of the car was refreshed by the carrozzeria, which cost €94,300. Carrozzeria Zanasi installed a new clutch and fuel pump, disassembled, cleaned and restored the engine and suspension, returning the car to outstanding condition. All this cost an additional €83,170, which is a total of €177,470 EUR for the complete restoration.

The car will be sold at an auction that will take place on November 5, 2022. The estimated value of the car is between
£1,400,000 – £1,800,000 GBP (US$1,600,000 – 2,050,000).

Source: RM Sotheby’s