Fiat and Abarth 500, 600, and Seicento

Fiat and Abarth 500, 600, and Seicento

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From the famous Topolino of the 30s, to the modern Seicento, here's the full and eventful story of the baby Fiats, with particular emphasis on the now classic 600 and Nuova 500 of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Always big on character, Fiat's little cars played an important international role in providing affordable and practical private transport for millions. Built in, and exported to many countries outside the marque's native Italy, over 6.5 million Topolinos, 600s and Nuova 500s were sold and an amazing number survive today. Read, too, about wonderful models built on these tiny chassis by Italy's leading coachbuilders, licensed models from other manufacturers and the motorsport success achieved by Abarth versions of the small cars everyone loves.Completely updated a enlarged second edition of a popular Veloce classic.Now with detailed coverage of the popular Seicento, 192 art paper pages and over 200 pictures, many in color. CONTENTS: After Zero - Design a Development - Challenge from Italy - Evolution a Beyond - Color Gallery - A New Topolino - Small is Beautiful - The Variants - The End of an Era - Living with a Baby Fiat - Directory of Clubs, Suppliers a Specialists - Production Figures - Specifications - Bibliography - Index1936 to 2010 Malcolm Bobbitt. Initially designed as a saloon, the Topolino also developed with a fulllength folding sunroof, and it was this version that became the most popular.An extremely pretty littlecar, streamlined, with room enough forjustanbsp;...

Title:Fiat and Abarth 500, 600, and Seicento
Author:Malcolm Bobbitt
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd - 2004-02-28


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