Turin is the home of Fiat 500. The car designed by Dante Giacosa in the 50’s was first produced in 1957 and is still an Italian institution.
Last week Sofia and I had the opportunity to see some Fiat 500 cars from 500’s Golden Age.
These cars were designed to be cheap to build, sold at economic prices and practical. They were one of the first cars to be created with the concept of ‘city car’ in mind.
I am a fan of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies. In the film ‘Castle of Cagliostro (1979)’ Hayao Miyazaki depicted his main character Arsène Lupin III as a man who drives a Yellow Fiat 500. Here is one of my favorite scenes of the movie.
The fact that Lupin removes the cover from the motor of his car is due to the fact that the Fiat 500 was an ‘air cooled’ car.
Another popular reference of a Classic Fiat 500 car is ‘Luigi’, the character of PIXAR’s movie Cars.
This is the scene when ‘Luigi’ has the most glorious day of his life as he meets Shumacher in the form of a Ferrari car.
Talking about Yellow Fiat 500s, we found ourselves one but could only take some seconds of video.
We had a great time that day. Luckily for Sofia she found a pink Fiat 500
This is Leo and me posing next to a White Fiat 500. These cars are not only small in length but also in height.
Do you like classic cars? Have you seen the new model for Fiat 500? Did you know that all the production of new Fiat 500’s models for America are built in Mexico? Please leave us your comments below.