Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this exceptional and
fully-restored 1963 Fiat Campagnola AR59. Inspired by U.S. military
Jeeps that were ubiquitous across Europe after World War II, in
1950 the Italian Ministry of Defense commissioned its own version -
although it clearly resembles a Jeep in its form factor and overall
styling, it was a completely new design from the ground up and
features many distinctly Italian functional improvements (most
notably, a fully independent front suspension, which makes it drive
considerably better than a truck with a solid front axle).
Fiat produced the Campagnola in both military and civilian models.
This example, a military version with a 24-volt electrical system
and completely waterproof ignition, has only been driven 150
kilometers since a frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration completed in
Livorno, Italy. Recently imported and offered for sale in the U.S.
for the first time.
Finished in matte olive green, body is very straight with no known
rust issues. All hardware has either been restored or replaced. New
canvas top with leather straps. All new gaskets, seals, rubber,
etc. Nicely detailed underside and engine compartment. Interior
appoints are decidedly utilitarian, but every nut, bolt, switch,
gauge, etc. has been painstakingly restored to a better-than-new
standard. Convertible top frame retracts and stows neatly behind
the bed; side doors can be latched in the open position for an
open-air driving experience without having to fully remove them.
The windshield folds down if you want a REALLY open-air
This Campagnola's drivetrain has also been fully restored to the
same high standard, with a complete engine, transmission, transfer
case and axle rebuild, plus overhauled suspension, brakes,
electrical system, etc. Two batteries, 24-volt generator,
waterproof ignition, etc. mean this Italian take on the Jeep can be
submerged all the way up to the air intake. The overall driving
experience is pretty similar to a Willys Jeep of the same era, but
handling is improved due to the independent front suspension (this
was way ahead of its time for a 4x4).
For more information about this 1963 Fiat Campagnola for sale at
Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.