1951 Fiat 500 Topolino Giardiniera Woody, unique wood side panels, very unique!

Price: US $2,000.00 Item location: Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Fiat
  • Model: Other
  • SubModel: Topolino Giardiniera Woody
  • Type: Woody
  • Trim: Topolino Giardiniera Woody
  • Year: 1951
  • Mileage: 10,807
  • VIN: 253327
  • Color: Emerald Green
  • Engine size: 570CC 4-CYL
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1951 Fiat Other Topolino Giardiniera Woody

1951 Fiat Topolino Description

1951 Fiat 500 Topolino Giardiniera Woody

Roof folds back for open-air motoring “Topolino” mean “little mouse” in Italian “Carrozzerie Speciali” badging on both sides of cowl to indicate unique wood side panels Uncommon factory option that few cars received Owned by same Italian family for more than 40 years! 570cc four-cylinder engine Four-speed manual transmission with 3rd and 4th gear synchromesh Emerald green exterior and brown interior with wood accents Real wood exterior panels on doors Independent front suspension, hydraulic brakes and sliding side windows Partially restored in Italy to original specifications in 2005 Legally imported to U.S. in 2014

MotoeXotica is happy to offer one of the smallest Woody Wagons in the world in 1951; the Fiat Topolino, which means “little mouse” in Italian and it is also what Italians call Disney’s beloved Mickey Mouse. Way before the current Mini Cooper, Fiat 500 and original Morris Mini-Minor came the Topolino. The car was a factory custom built variant from Carrozzerie, a coach builder in Turin Italy. Very few models such as this were ever produced and which makes it an odd duck to be seen today. When is the last time you say one!

This model has a 570 cc four-cylinder engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission with synchromesh in third and fourth gears. It features independent front suspension, hydraulic brakes and sliding side window glass.

Outside, its emerald green paint contrasts nicely with the wooden panels and there are special badges on both sides of the cowl, “Carrozzerie Speciali,” to indicate the unique panels. They are an uncommon factory option that few cars received. Car comes with a soft top that opens most of the roof for al fresco, or open-air, motoring.

Inside, the speedo & odometer are inoperable, the tires are older, but despite its outward appearance, it features a seemingly large cozy, brown interior with wood accents.

Fiat produced the Topolino between 1936 and 1955 in three models – A, B and C. In 1951, Antonio Gusmaroli bought this Model C two-door van and used it for family outings and it remained with the Gusmaroli clan for more than 40 years! In 1995, a consignor bought the car from Mr. Gusmaroli in 1995. The car was partially restored in Italy to original specifications in 2005 and in 2014, it was legally imported to the United States. The car has its original title and 1951 Italian license plates.


Current mileage on the odometer shows 10,807 miles. It is sold as is and on a clear California title.

VIN: 253327

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