It was way back in 1954 when motorcycle & moped maker Steyr-Puch decided to collaborate with FIAT, Italy to make the Puch 500 using the FIAT 500 chassis and body, without using their FIAT made engine. Soon, the Puch 500 (with an in-house developed 500 cc engine) became a household name in Austria. Some years later, the development of a more powerful engine resulted in the Puch 700 being launched.
One young designer and employee by the name Werner Hölbl, who had earlier worked on the design of the Opel GT car, came up with an idea of making a sports variant of the Puch 700. He started work by taking the long wheelbase chassis of the Puch 700 estate variant.
However, the founder of FIAT, Giovanni Agnelli who was during that period negotiating with Steyr-Puch to form a new venture (that would make FIAT cars in Austria) snubbed this new model. Agnelli at that point of time was a famous man and had considerable clout over the affairs of Steyr-Puch. He didn't wanted this new model to proceed full-steam as it would have hampered his line-up of FIAT models to be made in Austria.
The management of Steyr-Puch also found out that the cost of this new model called Adria TS was high and selling them would be difficult which in turn would affect their original Puch 700 sales. And so the entire project was dropped after production of just 18 cars.
A highly desirable collectible with only 333 pieces produced.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: RESIN|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base) with plexiglas hard-display case|
|- Only 333 pieces created|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|