Update: it appears I fell for a story that’s a bit too good to be true. Apparently the car was moved a few times, at least until 7 or 8 years ago.
Want to see your battered 1962 vintage car get restored on the city’s dime and turned into a monument? Do what Angelo Fregolent, 94, did: He last parked his 1962 Lancia Fulvia here in front of his curbside newsstand some 47 years ago and never moved it again, having retired (he and his wife live above the newsstand).
It eventually became a tourist attraction and it went viral on social media. But it also blocked traffic and pedestrians. So the city of Coneglialo, Italy towed it away. But not to rot in an impound yard; no, to be fully restored, and then be installed outside a local school right next to Angelo and Bertilla’s house which means they will be able to admire their old car from their window while tourists pass by to snap selfies.
Maybe I should park my ’66 F100 out front and wait for the city to come haul it away and restore it.