FIAT produced this van as a result of a joint cooperation with Citroën. This model was sold as Citroën C35 in France and FIAT 242 in Italy.
Until 1987 these vans were made with FIAT engines before the model was discontinued. Commercial van & bus maker Chausson (a firm owned jointly by Peugeot & Renault) continued to make this model for Citroën until 1992.
This vehicle with a 3.5 ton payload capacity was used by Lancia as a Transporter to move spares for their top racing car model - Stratos (Italian airline Alitalia are one of the sponsors of the Lancia-Alitalia Team). This particular vehicle was deployed to assist Swedish Björn Waldegård and Italian Sandro Munari at the 1976 Rally Sanremo in Italy.
Both the drivers driving different cars were on the lead over other cars to take podium finishes. The team management wanted both of them to win the race jointly and instructed Waldegård to slow down (as he had a four second lead over compatriot Munari). But Waldegård ignored their calls* and raced past the winning line to clear first. Munari finished a close second.
* soon after this incident, Waldegård left the team to join Ford
A rare metal collectible in 1:43.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Rare collectible|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 4.5|
|Color||White / Green|
|Theme||Racing - Rally|