1992 500

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Special displayed at the International Exhibition Genoa ’92 Colombo ’92 for their 500th anniversary of the discovery of America.

Seemingly a Mexican 21 Million model with badges on the base of the doors and on the engine cover representing a map of North and South America and ‘500’ logo. Red paint, with black leather interior, wooden steering wheel, windscreen with sun strip, 15″ alloy sports wheels (also known as Antara), 1600cc.

The International Exhibition Genoa ’92 Colombo ’92 took place from Friday, May 15 to Saturday, August 15, 1992 in Genoa, Italy. The theme was “Christopher Columbus, The Ship and the Sea”, and the Expo was timed to celebrate the 500 years since the discovery of America by the Genoese sailor Christopher Columbus. It was a specialized exhibition with 54 countries represented. Total visitors were 694,800.

Although not related, the exposition ran at the same time as Seville Expo ’92. The expo’s logo was a “500” number with the Genoa’s flag. – Wikipedia.

Solido produced an official Expo ’92 1/17 VW die cast.

Information and picture courtesy Fausto Valeri

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