Fiat 500 – I’ll admit it. I have a thing for these cute little classic Fiat cars. I photographed them all over Italy on a tour that took me from Rome to Florence with stops in Lucca, Volterra and Cinque Terre. Although Cinque Terra was not good for spotting these cars as cars aren’t allowed down the antique streets!
Sure the treasures built by the ancient Romans, Greeks and Renaissance artists were the main event but for me so was the Vespas and vintage Fiats parked in the cobble stone streets for down some impossibly tight alley way.
Imagine the joy of finding a single classic vintage Fiat parked all by itself in front of an ancient wall full of hundreds of years worth of patina! No doubt the same type of thrill in seeing the old cars in Cuba in the old town sections.
Often these FIat finds were simply a little car squeezed in among the Vespa scooters or parked in front of a business as tourist attraction.
Amazing to think such a car, built for economy, sold cheaply, could still be serviceable after so many years of use.
Classic Fiat 500 of all colors waiting to be discovered across Italy.
The Fiat 500 was a rear-engine two-door, four seat, small city car manufactured and marketed by Fiat Automobiles from 1957 to 1975 over a single generation in 2-door saloon and 2-door station wagon body styles.
In 1949, Fiat released the front engine Fiat 500 economy car to meet the demands of the post-war market. It had a 2-door coupe body with sun-roof, which was later complemented by an Estate version. Both continued until 1954 when they were replaced by an all-new, lighter car. The new car had a rear-mounted engine, on the pattern of the Volkswagen Beetle, just like its bigger brother the 1955 Fiat 600.
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