After many years of research I finally had confirmation of my believes. Fiat 130 station wagon Introzzi was real and still exist, and it’s a station wagon different from the other 4 made by Centro Storico Fiat. She is the real station wagon named “Villa d’Este”.
It’s a unique, marvelous, beautiful car, nowadays kept in the wise hands of a famous car collector. The first news that I can share with you are related to her birth. She was transformed by Officine Introzzi of Lipomo (Como) starting from a 130 saloon with a 1973 chassis number, commissioned by an Austrian tycoon, friend of Giovanni Agnelli (this fact confirm why she had a Viennese plate in the only one official picture).
iat 130 Introzzi has some evident differences from the station designed by Centro Stile Fiat: beltline, rear cantilever and rear trunk door (included 2 handles) are different…….but also wooden insert, lateral third window and roof shape present slightly differences
The interior of Introzzi are even more gorgeous. The completely different seats shape (probably inspired by Rolls Royce shape) are wrapped by extra series light leather. The rear seats (with headrest) are made as two individual armchair with special interior courtesy light above (the owner used to travel seated back while his chauffeur was driving) Also the dashboard area, extended in front of passenger seat, is made by the same leather. Introzzi was born with a Nardi steering wheel (OD 42 cm), but actually has a normal saloon one (but she’ll have a Nardi again soon).
The Introzzi has 4 electric window, with special rear switches inserted near door handle
The boot has a wooden longitudinal stripes to preserve the internal moquette. This aesthetical – stylistic detail has a clear nautical inspiration (like Riva’s offshores and like the one we’ll also find on Maremma).
The trunk is fully covered by wooden mélange moquette, with a special spare wheel cover. It creates a sort of “trompe-l’oeil” that make the wheel slimmer.
The body of the car s in metallic champagne painting (soon I’ll let you know the exact code) with wooden removable lateral insertion. Yellow antifog light are placed in the front bumper, as many other 130 extra series. That’s all friends for now, but I’ll be back to you soon with further details”
Text Edoardo Ferrero