November 30, 2022


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In Italy, a car parked in one place for 47 years is becoming a tourist destination

The car of an Italian retiree who has been parked in the same place for forty-seven years in the town of Connegliano in northern Italy has become a local interest. I had to change it a few weeks ago.

The 1970 Lancia Fulvia was owned by Angelo Freecolent, now a 94-year-old former businessman, according to the Italian newspaper. The Cassette. It was in 1974 that he last parked his car in the Rs Zamboni, in front of the newspaper stand he had with his wife on the ground floor of his house. Used as a storage space by merchants, it has not moved out of its place for nearly half a century. After his retirement, Angelo Frecoland was unfit to move the vehicle.

Over the years, this suction cup car has become a true symbol of the city of Gonegliano. Tourists passing by it come to photograph it, and its location is even mentioned Google Maps.

Changed for road work

But that beautiful story must have been over by the time the car was towed, as the road works were to take place on October 20th. Angelo Freecolend agreed to one condition: his lancia “should not be treated like a wreck”.

It is true that the vehicle withstood the devastation of time. So its journey is an opportunity to give it a second life. Local entrepreneurs will recover it before it is on display in the city. “I will be glad to see it displayed in a worthy way,” Angelo Freecolend told the Italian press.

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