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Monday, October 21, 2019

Fiat Eden Roc. a beautiful, rare, and unusual car ever made

You may not have heard of Fiat Eden Roc. That is natural because this car has only ever been built in two units in the world. This unique car is an Autobianchi Bianchina minicar based model built specifically for Gianni Agnelli, the founder and former CEO of Fiat, who urgently needed a comfortable and fun vehicle for his guests to come to explore the vast property he had in Villefranche-sur-Mer, around Villa La Leopolda, on the French Riviera.
1956 Fiat Eden Roc was built based on the Fiat 600. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2nXuTLu)
With a beautiful nautical design element, exceptional craftsmanship and Pininfarina’s trademark on it, this truly is a masterpiece. Fiat Eden Roc was created by taking the design of the beauty of the beach and the sea. All things from this classic Fiat are handmade and full of precision and use the highest quality materials at the time.
1956 Fiat Eden Roc was commissioned by Gianni Agnelli and coachwork by Pininfarina. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2nXuTLu)
The stylists and craftsmen at Pininfarina quickly set about creating the unique vehicle atop a stretched and widened Fiat 600 Multipla chassis. Along the way, the engine was increased in displacement to 962 cc for better performance and now makes an estimated 50 bhp.
1956 Fiat Eden Roc was presented at the 1956 Paris Motor Show. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2nXuTLu)
The extravagant model was presented at the 1956 Paris Motor Show, and then Chairman of Union Oil, William Doheny also wanted to make one more unit for him. Doheny ordered a copy of the charming Eden Roc to use at his Lake Arrowhead compound.
This unit would make for the second one the Italian designer has records off. And rumors of a third example, purportedly built for Henry Ford II, so far remain speculative. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CORNICHEWATCHES | ITALIANWAYS | AUTOEVOLUTION]
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