Over the last month, we have featured a few articles about the Fiat Campagnola here and here. But what the heck is a Fiat Campagnola? For lack of better terms, it is Fiat’s answer to the Jeep. The first version, produced from 1951 through to 1974, only had a 88.6″ wheelbase and was 58.3″ wide. It was powered by either a gasoline or diesel four cylinder engine. The Campagnola was redesigned for launch in June 1974 and was produced in this form produced until 1987. Apparently there is very few Fiat Campagnola in North America. Have you ever seen one in person?
Last month, we featured a 1956 Fiat Campagnola 4×4 that was for sale. At the time, the owner mentioned that he thought it was the only one in the USA. Since then, Off Road Action reader John Richardson sent us a photo of his Fiat Campagnola. It turns out that he lives less than 20 minutes from the owner of the other Fiat Campagnola! Richardson has put a lot of blood, sweat and tears (or is that beers?) into his Campagnola, but he attibutes that to the simple fact of owning a Fiat. We intend to do another article with more information about this unique vehicle. While it is rare to see one in North America, there seems to be a fair number of them in Europe. This probably stems from the fact that they were produced from 1951 to 1973 without any major changes. The Neuva Campagnola was an updated version that was manufactured from 1974 to 1987. So, has anyone else seen one in North America?