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1966 Fiat 850 Vanessa by Ghia

The Vanessa, designed by a young Giugiaro, and released at the 1966 Turin Motorshow, was a car designed specifically for female drivers. Using the Fiat 850 Idromatic mechanicals (including automatic transmission), it featured by no means ridiculous ideas, including a baby seat that folded down from the rear backrest with a separate side entrance (useful for shopping, too) alongside separate front seats with decorous swiveling cushions (claimed to ease use when wearing a miniskirt!) and elegantly articulated safety backrests, a host of padded drawers and cubicles for makeup, umbrellas, handbag and the like, and a commodious carpet-lined boot in the front.


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