Fiat - 500 (Classic and Modern)
The Fiat 500 (the "cinquecento" [chin-kweh-chen-toh] from the Italian word for "500") is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975 (the Fiat 500 K alone was produced until 1977) and from 2007 on. It was designed by Dante Giacosa.

 

Launched as the Nuova 500, it was marketed as a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 m (9 ft 9 in) long, and originally powered by a tiny 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars.

GB (UK) EnglandGermanyHolland - the NetherlandsItalySpain - Espagna
GB (UK) England
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1971
Fiat 500F with sunroof
Location
Sutton Coldfield
County
West Midlands
click here to go to Kiss Fabulous Rides
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small  couple of bags of shopping at a push - Small boot rack can also be fitted for hamper etcMinimum driver age:21 Gearbox:manual  4 speed
Germany
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1968
Fiat 500 in Yellow Taxi Livery
Location
Tiefenbronn by Pforzheim
County
Karlsruhe, Germany
click here to go to Auto Nostalgie
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Holland - the Netherlands
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1972
Fiat 500 with sliding roof
Location
Ootmarsum
County
Twente
click here to go to Nostalgisch Rijden NL
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small bag, but luggage carrier available to increase luggage capacityMinimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Italy
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1965
Fiat 500 'D' - Adriana with Suicide doors
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1974
Fiat 500 'L' for Luxury - Giacomo
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1969
Fiat 500 - Paola
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1967
Fiat 500 'F' - Sergio
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1968
Fiat 500 'F' - Roberto
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1972
Fiat 500 Anna
Location
Firenze, Florence
County
click here to go to 500 Touring Club
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21  - Under 21s can be covered on request.Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 2012
Fiat 500 Convertible
Company
AMRent
Location
Florence
County
Tuscany
click here to go to AMRent
Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Air conditioning: Audio:radio mp3
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1964
Fiat 500 D
Location
Sesto Fiorentino, Florence
County
Tuscany, Italy
click here to go to Chianti Classic Car
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 1971
Fiat 500 L
Company
Slow Drive
Location
Padenghe sul Garda (Lake Garda)
County
Brescia, Lombardy, Italy
click here to go to Slow Drive
Number of persons:4 Luggage: 1 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500 Betty-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 Betty 1966
Fiat 500 Betty
Company
Slowhills
Location
Cetona, Sienna
County
Tuscany
click here to go to Slowhills
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21 Gearbox:manual
Fiat 500 Charlie-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 Charlie 1975
Fiat 500 Charlie
Company
Slowhills
Location
Cetona, Sienna
County
Tuscany
click here to go to Slowhills
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:21 Gearbox:manual
Spain - Espagna
Fiat 500-click for a larger picture
Fiat 500 
Fiat 500 F
Location
Calvia, Mallorca
County
Ballearic Islands, Spain
click here to go to RentaClassicCar Mallorca
Number of persons:4 Luggage:1 small Minimum driver age:30 Gearbox:manual
To meet the demands of the post-war market which called for economy cars, the Fiat 500 was rear-engined on the pattern of the Volkswagen Beetle.  Several car makers followed this now nearly vanished pattern at the time and were quite successful, but only the Fiat 500 was used as the pattern for other car makers in Europe.  The firms Neckar of Germany and Steyr-Puch in Austria each made cars that were legally based on the Fiat 500.

 

Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe.  Besides the two-door coupé, it was also available as the "Giardiniera" station wagon; this variant featured the standard engine laid on its side, the wheelbase lengthened by 10 cm (4 in) which yielded a usable rear seat, a full-length sunroof, and larger brakes from the Fiat 600.  Production of the 500 ended in 1975, although its replacement, the Fiat 126, was launched two years earlier.  The 126 was never as popular as its predecessor in Italy, but was (and still is) enormously popular in the former Eastern Bloc countries, where it is famed for mechanical durability and economy.

 

2007 model  

 

Fiat previewed the all new 500 in March 2007 exactly 50 years after the first Fiat 500 was presented.  The design of the new 2007 Fiat 500 is based on the 2004 Fiat Trepiuno concept.  This car features a distinctive retro-look just like the Volkswagen New Beetle and BMW MINI but is substantially cheaper than those cars, with a starting price of €10,500 (similar to how the original Fiat 500 was cheaper than the Volkswagen Beetle and Austin Mini).  Fiat shares the underpinnings of the new 500 with Ford for the 2009 Ford Ka.  Production takes place in Fiat facilities in Tychy, Poland, and was scheduled for mid 2007, with commercial debut in September 2007.

 

Source: Wikipedia Fiat 500 Article.

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