I seriously have loved this car since my first trip to Italy, almost 20 years ago. The Fiat 500, said cinquecento (CHEEN-kway-CHEN-toh).
Isn’t it beautiful?
I even had this photo of one on the homepage of SaraRosso.com for years and years. License plate courtesy of a little photo retouching. :)
I really love the old vintage version, though the new version has its own appeal (you can see the contrast below – vintage on the left, new on the right). It looks pretty cute covered in snow! The cars were originally manufactured from 1957 to 1975, and the newer model debuted in 2007, on its 50th anniversary.
But I know I’ll someday have one of the old ones.
Especially in the south, you can find some really great 500 models still being driven every day.
If you look closely while in Italy, you can even find the Fiat cremino by Majani, which were originally created to celebrate the launch of the Fiat Tipo 4 automobile way back in 1911. I personally prefer the Fiat Noir which is dark chocolate. Here below is the “Cinquino” is filled with Fiat Cremino.
What about you? Are you a fan of the vintage 500 or would you take a new one, too?