Car Parked in the Same Spot for 47 Years Becomes Monument, Gets Moved

A town in Italy has turned a car into a monument after it was parked in the same spot for 47 years. After almost half a century, town officials have decided to move the vehicle because it was disturbing the flow of traffic and blocking the sidewalk for pedestrians.
1962 Lancia Fulvia parked on the street in Conegliano, Italy 6 photos
Photo: Screenshot from Google Street View/Google Maps
1972 Lancia Fulvia coupe1972 Lancia Fulvia coupe1972 Lancia Fulvia coupe1972 Lancia Fulvia coupe1972 Lancia Fulvia coupe
The vehicle in question, a 1962 Lancia Fulvia, was parked in front of the newsstand that was operated by its owner, Angelo Fregolent, in the town of Conegliano, in Northern Italy. Well before retiring, the man just did not move the vehicle anymore, as Italian media reports.

In time, it grew into a local attraction. Both tourists and residents snapped selfies with it, and the vehicle even got a marker on Google Maps. Tourists can thus easily find it, take photos of it, and so on.

This all went on until October 20, 2021, when the Lancia Fulvia was picked up by the organizers of a classic vehicle motor show, where it was displayed alongside other classic vehicles. From there, the 1962 Lancia Fulvia will undergo a full restoration.

At this point, you are probably wondering what is going to happen to the vehicle once it will be fully restored. Well, this is the part where the story goes full-on wholesome, as local authorities have decided to place the restored vehicle in the garden of the Cerletti Enological School.

The institution is right across from the home where Angelo Fregolent, who is now 94 years old, resides. This way, the Lancia's owner will get to see the vehicle every time he looks out the window of his home, as he has done for the past 47 years or so.

With that in mind, it is impressive to see that the car has not been seriously damaged in an accident, as it is rather close to the street. We also find it admirable that nobody vandalized the seemingly abandoned vehicle, which goes to show the level of civilization in the small Italian town.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram X (Twitter)

Editor's note: For illustration purposes, the photo gallery of this article features a 1972 Lancia Fulvia Coupe.

About the author: Sebastian Toma
Sebastian Toma profile photo

Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
Full profile


Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories