Classic Fiat 500

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.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

Last week Sofia and I had the opportunity to see some Fiat 500 cars from 500’s Golden Age.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

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.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

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.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

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.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

Talking about Yellow Fiat 500s, we found ourselves one but could only take some seconds of video.

Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500
Classic Fiat 500

We had a great time that day. Luckily for Sofia she found a pink Fiat 500

Classic 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.

Classic Fiat 500

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.