The origins of the Fiat 500 – Nuova 500

The FIAT 500 Story The Fiat 500 (or Cinquecento in Italian), was launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957 as a cheap and practical town car. Under 3 metres long, and originally powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the FIAT 500 redefined the term “small car” and is widely considered as the first city car. Despite its diminutive size, the 500 proved to be an enormously practical and popular vehicle throughout Europe. The FIAT 500 has always had a lifestyle appeal that transcends class, status or budget. For some families it was their only car, the family’s workhorse as well as the means to their weekend escape to the seaside or to the mountains. For the well-to-do, it was either the perfect city runabout or a cheap and cheerful little car to keep at the family country estate. It has now gained cult status around the world, and is as immediately recognisably Italian as the equally ubiquitous Vespa scooter or Pizza Margherita. Production of the FIAT 500 ran from 1957 to 1975 with a range that included not only this classic shape, but also the world’s first MPV the Giardiniera and a fun beach version with no doors and wicker seats, the […]


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We are a Porsche Specialist based in rural Hertfordshire. We are located in a small village called Codicote, which is close to Knebworth, Welwyn Garden City & Stevenage. Our closest train station is Stevenage, we would happily pick you up from there to view a car. We are close to the A1M, M1 and M11 motorways. Our closest airports are Stansted and Luton if you are flying to come and view one of our cars. M R Sportscars is a trading name of Revival Sports Cars Limited, a company registered in England and Wales, registered number: 07624585 | VAT number: 264 5239 94 With regards to finance, we are a credit broker and not a lender. If requested, we can introduce you to a number of credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your vehicle. Revival Sports Cars Limited (trading as M R Sportscars) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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