The all-purpose passenger car that does not need roads.
In 1950, the Italian Army announced a tender for the supply of multi-purpose vehicles based on the Jeep Willys type, the off-road vehicle used by U.S. troops during World War II.
Alfa Romeo and Fiat submitted bids. The Army chose the Fiat version, designed by Dante Giacosa, because it was easy to maintain and inexpensive.
In the fall of 1951, for promotional purposes, Fiat management decided to set the record from Cape Town to Algiers and cross Africa in the shortest possible time.
The journey took 11 days 4 hours 54 minutes and 45 seconds: a record to beat.
All four wheels are driven (front-wheel drive could be engaged) via a partially synchronized four-speed transmission with a middle gearshift and transfer case with two gears. A switchable power take-off shaft was available on request. At the rear there was a rigid axle on leaf springs and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers. The front wheels were individually suspended on somewhat slanted double wishbones with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers. The front suspension is from the Fiat 1100 B.
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This 1965 Campagnola was released civil in 1988.
It is detailed restored with matching numbers and colours and even comes with lots of original accessories like jack tools, shovel, pike, gas can, backpacks large and small, two spare tires and drink bottle.
It is released for 6 Persons.
Windscreen can be folded forward.
The top is a full convertible.
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