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Posted on: 31.1.12

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Yes you guessed it! {well, I bet some of you guessed it?} this is our mystery Italian I was going on about. Its a 1972 Fiat 500L, and it has just come to the uk from Turin where it has been restored. We thought she'd make a nice lady friend for Lewes, what you reckon? I know we are bonkers, we now have three cars! Which I still can't quite believe myself, as we live in possibly the cheapest flat in South London.

As I'm sure you know, this car is absolutely minute, {in fact it makes me look really tall which is a bonus}. So its just for going around town in, y'know 'pottering about'. However we collected it today from South West London and it was bloody freezing, snowing in fact! and this car is designed for a warmer climate. Anyhow, we stopped by our favourite Petersham nurseries for lunch, and took some quick photos. I'll take some better ones later, as we have a few extra shiny things to add to it to emphasise its looks!

39 comments:

  1. An adorable addition to the junkaholique family, for sure!

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  2. Anonymous31.1.12

    It's super cute. You will have wonderful adventures in it I'm sure!

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  3. LOVE- not as much as your green friend of course but still a big LOVE!

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  4. Such a cute car! I love it!
    Great photos from the nursery too - I really like the one of the orange tree.

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  5. Love, love, love it! I've got the modern version and I love her too. Happy driving. xx

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  6. We had one just like this as the family car when I was a small child. I can remember Mum, Dad, my sister and I, plus the dog and our luggage, travelling down in it to Cornwall, from Sussex, for our holidays. Talk about luxury!

    She'll make a great companion for Lewes.....and you too! Enjoy!

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  7. Ohh, Ha ha - I was way off track! I guessed it was going to be an Italian Greyhound!! :)))

    Oh well, it's just as small & cute! I'm jealous - It's gorgeous - want to see some photos with you looking very glamorous at the wheel :)

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  8. It's adorable! Love the pics too

    Becky
    x

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  9. What a pretty car! And also I LOVE that lemon print paper, do you mind me asking where it is from? Thank you! Laura.

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  10. Cecelia31.1.12

    Wow. How cool. They really don't make 'em like they used to!

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  11. Anonymous31.1.12

    love it, so you. thank you for sharing your lovely photos of your life and work oh, and plimsoll, it brightens my day and I check daily for updates.

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  12. Seriously snazzy, what a sweet ride!

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  13. khanh31.1.12

    oooh you are so lucky. it's so you!
    i love Lewes and now this beautiful italian fiat! i so envy both of you. maybe i can dream one for me ... one day. sign..
    can you share the story on the fiat ? how you encounter it.
    my heart ache for one.

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  14. I'm not one to get jealous of a car but gee whiskers she's beautiful!

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  15. I love cinquecentos but I'm bias as it was the car my parents owned when I was born... a little white one, just,like this one :-) so happy for u :-)

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  16. I love the Fiat 500 !
    do you find the drive easy ?
    You are a lucky woman !
    best regards
    Véronique

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  17. oh my goodness, i am sooo jealous - my fave car ever!!!!!xx

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  18. ciao! lucky you, it's fab. x

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  19. So cute, I want one!

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  20. Anonymous1.2.12

    Oh my, that car is absolutely gorgeous. You lucky beans!
    love #missnippymolloy

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  21. Oh my that is the most beautiful little car!!! LOVE <3 x

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  22. Ha! I'm Italian, and when I was a little girl my dad had the same exact car :) I even injured my cheek once - I was bouncing up and down, he had to brake and I lost my balance and bumped into the key...I still have a small scar...
    anyway, it's a cute car!And lovely pictures, as usual :)

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  23. Didn't know cars could be cute :)

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  24. Didn't know cars could be cute :)

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  25. Oh, I love those little cars. Would love one myself but it wouldn't give me enough room to load up all my finds when out vintage treasure hunting!

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  26. Oh how I love these little cars...if I was going to get another car I would have either one of these or a beetle to go with our campervan but my OH will not let me get rid of my modern car so we too would have three cars and I cannot go there...where to keep them all :))

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  27. You just bought my favorite car ever!!
    My mom used to have a black one but she sold it many years ago. I wish I could have it back. I drive a stupid Ford.

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  28. So are you going to learn to drive now Artemis? because if anything would tempt you it must be this little guy - surely....

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  29. *green eyed monster* You two do have an enviable selection of vehicles..... makes me very desperate to restore our VW Beetle!

    More importantly, what is her name?!

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  30. i'm soooo jealous!

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  31. Anonymous2.2.12

    I love it! You guys have amazing taste.
    Thanks so much for cheering my days with your lovely blog.

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  32. Fantastic! If ever there was a perfect car for you, this is it! Gorgeous pics!

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  33. Love that tiny car. Also all your plants, they're gorgeous!

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  34. You guys officially have the BEST taste in cars..ever! amazing...you seem to live your life with such beauty and style all around you...

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  35. I'm so jealous!!!!

    I've wanted a cinquecento for years!

    How do you find driving a lefty?

    It's like a wee squashed Porsche with it's rear engine.

    Have you been to the Palm Centre just beside Petersham Nursery? They have a lama, as well as some amazing plants.

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  36. it's so adorable! perfect for lewes!

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  37. Looks like you went to Petersham nurseries!

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