The 2012 debut of the Fiat 500 in the US was surprising sales success for a compact front-drive hot hatch when everyone was transitioning to CUV/SUV/UtilityBlah. But here’s the twist: despite its Eye-tal-yon roots, this little fella was put together in Meh-he-co. That’s not a bad thing, though; Mexican craftsmanship probably said, “Hold my tequila!” […]
I really hate it when I see someone give up on his dreams. And this next seller had a dream of creating the best fleet of SEAT 600s (the Spanish built version of the Fiat 500) around. Not sure if he was going to start a food delivery business for the local paella joints, or […]
I don’t know what to say about this next car, other than to offer it up to crowd as a Loony Labor Day sacrifice to the loonies. The photos show a car that looks like it was salvaged from a lake, but the description is pure pandemonium. It might be a Fiat 500 Topolino that […]
In 2007 Fiat re-introduced a city car to their lineup using the 500 name and even imported it into the United States, at least until 2019 when Fiat-Chrysler-Stellantis-BorgCube canceled the little city car. But that’s okay, because it was made in Mexico, so if you want a REAL Fiat 500, you need to get something […]
I know it would be a bad idea to buy a Fiat 500 Abarth. There must be a reason these things are so cheap. Right? Even in the middle of the biggest stupid used car inflation period in the history of wheels, the Fiat 500 is still one of the cheapest cars you can get […]
This next car comes as a tip from Kevin who writes; Hey Andy! Here you go, a Mayberry squad car just like Andy Griffith used to drive. You don’t have to be a major Don Knotts (or Ron Howard) fan to appreciate this next car, because it oozes nostalgic 60s TV charm like oil from […]
From 1957 through 1970 Autobianchi used the Fiat 500 platform to build a cool looking minicar called the Bianchina, which I’ve been told is Italian for “makes the driver look huge.” And the truth is, you don’t need to be Kareem Abdul Jabar to look huge next to a car with a 72 inch wheel base and a 117 inch total length…in fact, Paula Abdul would look like a giant next to this thing. Which is, apparently, the appeal of the microcar, drive something tiny so you feel like a giant, I wonder if I could buy this with my HFSA money and claim it is a form of therapy? Find this 1965 Autobianchi Bianchina offered for $19,500 in Georgetown, TX via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
It is hard to understand how small a vintage Fiat 500 (Cinquecento!) is unless you see one in person. They are 116.9 inches in length, which is 3 inches shorter than the wheelbase of a Stellantis Chrysler 300 sedan. Haha, Stellantis. Anyway, at 1100 lbs curb weight, the vintage Fiat 500 is a zippy little city car, but if you want something fun with an Abarth badge, this is the way to do it. Find this 1971 Fiat 500 Abarth offered for $18,900 in Miami, FL via ebay.
If you are looking for a car that has the styling of a 3/4 scale VW Thing, the convenience of a canvas top, and power from an OG Fiat 500…there is only one answer. The Fiat 500 Minimaxi by Moretti. Sure, the name is a mouthful, but this car has the chops to hang with a Citroën Méhari or Mini Moke…and that is saying something. Find this 1977 Fiat 500 Minimaxi by Moretti offered for $13,700 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Miami, FL.
The Torino was an intermediate sized sedan, coupe, fastback or convertible available from Ford starting in 1968…but the history of the Torino (named for the Italian city of Turin) is slightly complicated. The Torino name was firstly applied to an upscale version of the intermediate Fairlane sedan, but in 1968 the Torino was a lower […]