In this 1932 image we see the Duce at the presentation of the first Balilla car at Villa Torlonia. That April day, the number one of Fiat Giovanni Agnelli went to the residence of the Head of the Italian Government together with his son Edoardo and the general manager Valletta. The car was driven from Turin to Rome by the racer Nazzaro and after the presentation of Agnelli and the technical staff, the Duce wanted to test it inside the gardens of the villa. While complimenting the elegance and sturdiness, the chronicles of the time tell us that Benito Mussolini was not a fan of Fiats, but given his nature, he preferred sportier and faster cars like the Alfa Romeos.

  • Year: 1932
  • Photographer: Unknown
  • Location: Villa Torlonia
  • Source: Internet

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