Mysterious car parked on same Italian street for 47 years becomes tourist attraction

Angelo Fregolent, now 94, parked his Lancia Fulvia in 1962 in front of the newsagent he ran with his wife Bertilla Modolo in Conegliano in 1974

This Lancia Fulvia has been parked in the same location in Conegliano, Veneto, Italy for 47 years (

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A mysterious car parked on an Italian street for 47 years has become a tourist attraction.

The old Lancia is now being demolished, restored and converted into a monument as it has become a part of the city’s landmarks.

Angelo Fregolent, 94, parked his Lancia Fulvia in 1962 in front of the newsagent he ran with his wife Bertilla Modolo in Conegliano in 1974.

Angelo told The Gazzettino: “I ran the kiosk under the house for 40 years with my wife Bertilla, who was ten years younger than me.

“When I opened the store, I was happy to have parked the Lancia Fulvia in front of it, because I had unloaded the newspapers in the trunk and then took them with me.”

Angelo Fregolent, 94, parked his car in front of the newsagent he ran with his wife in 1974
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When the couple retired, they got out of the car and it’s been part of the city’s aesthetic ever since.

Tourists and local residents started taking selfies with the old car, and it became a landmark when photos went viral on social media.

City officials have now decided to move the car after nearly five decades.

It was removed on October 20th and brought to the Auto e Moto d’Epoca motor show in Padua, where it was on display alongside dozens of other timeless classic cars.

The car is now being restored and turned into a memorial after being so popular with locals and tourists
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It was then sent to a workshop to be carefully restored and repaired the damage from sitting outside for 47 years.

Once fully restored, it will be placed in front of a local school right next to Angelo’s and Bertilla’s house, which means they can admire their old car from their window while tourists stop by to take selfies.

Luca Zaia, a 42-year-old resident, told Il Gazzettino: “The car has been there since I went to school.”

The Fulvia was designed by Piero Castagnero and became famous in the world of motorsport after successfully competing in the 1972 International Rally Championship.

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