Fiat 500

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by Herman, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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  2. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Hey, an original 500... aka Lusso.
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  3. Still rolling
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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  5. MiguelATF

    MiguelATF SC All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Aug 27, 2013
    Talent, Oregon (far from the madding crowd)
    Miguel Tejada-Flores

    Awesome car....and great photographs.

    Years ago when I was growing up in Pasadena, California, my father - who was a nerd from Caltech - drove around in a Fiat Multipla station wagon. Ancient FIATs are quite wonderful cars. And very photogenic.

    Thanks for sharing these!
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  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    They are awfully cute, even if that's not what a classic Fiat driver wants to hear.:biggrin:
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    the joke when I was a youngster was that FIAT was an acronym for Fix It Again, Tony. I'd love to have one of those old beauties.
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  8. A friend of mine owned one, back in 1967. He was selling it and I really wanted to buy it for the $90 he was asking but my dad said no. It was red, too, just like this one. Poor bugger, he got his money together (he had landed a swimming scholarship to a US college) but then something awful happened at home and he couldn't take it up. Shame.
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  9. carlh3

    carlh3 SC Rookie

    Dec 22, 2013
    Atlanta, GA area
    Older Fiats are neat, Years ago when I was in Pasadena CA, I had a 1971 Fiat 124 Spider. Dearly loved it. When I got transferred east, I sold it for what I had in it. Convertibles seemed to hold value in SC. It was a fun car. Hated to see it discontinued and Fiat bail out of US. I moved to Alfa, owned four of them, then Alfa left US. Must be a lesson there.
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  10. hannahntilly

    hannahntilly SC Regular

    Apr 13, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    I had a Fiat 126 (which was the successor) in the UK in the 1980s. Sadly, the UK climate and Fiat steel/paint didn't happily co-exist. It literally dissolved into a scabby mess after a few years. Good fun to drive though - I always enjoyed thrashing an underpowered engine to within an inch of its life. Full-throttle everywhere was the only way.
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  11. Biro

    Biro SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    It's always more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. :wink:
  12. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Another one I can remember is Lotus, lots of trouble, usually serious :rolleyes:
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  13. BigTam

    BigTam SC Regular

    Jun 23, 2011
    Dortmund, Germany
    Here's the original 'Topolino', taken in the Automuseum in Dortmund.

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  14. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Spotted this one in a secondhand shop at Salo, Lake Garda in Italy last summer. They also had a white Alfa Romeo Spyder and a red Lancia Fulvia there

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    And this one was a few years ago, again in italy but this time at Valentino Rossi's home town of Tavulia. It's a permanent feature outside the cafe where he goes when he's back home

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  15. Such a fun little car
  16. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

    Nov 15, 2011
    Love these little cars!
    Had a Fiat for a while too. It's standout feature was the colour. A mustardy greenish-yellow gold-metallic. :biggrin: