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Cars

Fiat 500C Van-1953

Fiat 500C Van-1953

In 1936 Fiat introduced the 500, or “Topolino” as a small car for the masses of Italy. The car seen here is a “C” model, and it is basically a station wagon model without windows.

Fiat 508C Balilla 1100- 1939

Fiat 508C Balilla 1100- 1939

The charter establishing Fiat was signed in 1899. A year later, the factory opened and produced 24 cars in the first year. By 1908, Fiat had expanded throughout Europe and the U.S. World War I began and production focused on supplying the army.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • S.A. Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torin
Fiat 600-1958

Fiat 600-1958

At first glance this looks like an ordinarily plain Fiat 600.  Although the car is ordinary, the owner and the story behind it is special.

Fiat 600-1966

Fiat 600-1966

When it was time to replace the Fiat 500, many engine and chassis configurations were designed, built, and tested.  The layout for the 600 was chosen for a simple reason –low manufacturing costs.

Fiat Baldi Frog - 1975

Fiat Baldi Frog - 1975

This fiberglass-bodied, Fiat 500-based microcar was built in San Remo, Italy by Carrozziere (Coachbuilder) G.A.M.C. Baldi. Baldi produced several different Fiat and Renault-based models, but the Frog was by far the most popular.

Fiat Bianchina Wagon- 1970

Fiat Bianchina Wagon- 1970

The principal derivative of the Fiat Nuevo 500 was the Autobianchi. A chic, upmarket product conceived in parallel with the Fiat 500, the Autobianchi firm was part-owned (and later fully-owned) by Pirelli and Fiat.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • FIAT
Fiat Cinquecento Rally Car- 1996

Fiat Cinquecento Rally Car- 1996

This car started life as a Fiat Cinquecento. You can find an early example of the Cinquecento–the Fiat 500--in the micro car area. As rallies are a very popular form of motorsports in Europe, most manufacturers offer “kits” to transform a production car into a rally car.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • FIAT
Fiat Giannini Camioncino Replica - 1970

Fiat Giannini Camioncino Replica - 1970

A testament to the adaptability of the Fiat 500 platform, this apparently homebuilt homage to coachbuilder Giannini’s Camioncino (translation: pickup truck) is itself based on the Fiat 500K Giardiniera (wagon).

Fiat Moretti 500 Minimaxi- 1970

Fiat Moretti 500 Minimaxi- 1970

During the 1960s and 70s, rugged utility cars had become very popular with the public in Europe. Manufacturers seemed to share a common design for these cars: take an existing model, strip it down to its most basic components, and market it as “rugged” and “fun”. 

Fiat Multipla- 1963

Fiat Multipla- 1963

One year after the introduction of the Fiat 600, another version was introduced–possibly the first minivan–the Multipla (which means “all service”). This vehicle had three rows of seats for a total capacity of six people, the two rear pairs of seats could be folded into the floor, leaving a large flat loading area. 

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • FIAT
Fiat Multipla-1998

Fiat Multipla-1998

Fiat reintroduced the Multipla in 1998 to capture the growing minivan market.  Initial sales were slow as the controversial styling scared buyers away.

Fiat Nuova 500(grey)-1964

Fiat Nuova 500(grey)-1964

Introduced on July 4th, 1957, the successor for the Topolino, the “Nuova (which means “New”) 500" used a layout similar to that seen on the 600 with a rear mounted engine driving the rear wheels and independent suspension on all four wheels.

Fiat Nuova 500F- 1966

Fiat Nuova 500F- 1966

Introduced in July 1957, the successor for the “Topolino,” the “Nuova (which means “new”) 500" used a layout similar to that seen on the 600 with a rear mounted engine driving the rear wheels and independent suspension on all four wheels.

  • Country of Origin: Italy
  • FIAT Società per Azioni
Fiat Panda 4x4-1987

Fiat Panda 4x4-1987

The Fiat Panda was introduced in 1980, and was meant to be a city car for the masses; simpler but in the spirit of Citroën’s 2CV.

Fiat Panda-2004

Fiat Panda-2004

The Fiat Panda is a very popular city car; over the course of three generations, over 9.5 million have been sold. The second-generation Panda seen here, known as the Nuova (New) Panda, was designed largely by Bertone.

Ford F750 American LaFrance Fire Truck-1971

Ford F750 American LaFrance Fire Truck-1971

American LaFrance (ALF), the company that built the pumping apparatus on this 1971 Ford F750, had a long and storied history. ALF was known for its innovative and distinctive equipment designs, most notably the cab-forward style utilized on many fire trucks today.

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