Classic Fiat 500 History
The Fiat 500 is a car produced by the Fiat company of Italy between 1957 and 1975, with limited production of the Fiat 500 K estate continuing until 1977. The car was designed by Dante Giacosa. What a good designer he was.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 10 feet long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term "small car" and is considered one of the first city cars.