Fiat 500 celebrates 60 glorious years

March 29, 2017

It’s 60 years since the first iconic Fiat 500 graced the roads and to mark such a milestone the Italian company is launching a special 60th anniversary convertible edition.

It’s called the 500-60th edition and features a grey fabric roof and bi-colour paintwork, combining white for the body of the car and pastel ivory for the bonnet and roof pillars.

The mirror covers are chrome and there are striking 16-inch alloy wheels with white diamond finish to complete the look.

Move inside and you will discover a ‘Bordeaux’ vinyl dashboard, a vintage Fiat logo-clad steering wheel, along wth retro inspired ivory leather seats with contrasting piping, an ivory leather gear knob, bespoke floor mats and special anniversary kick plates.

While the styling is a flashback to the original 500 of 1957, the special edition boasts all the latest mod cons and technology with a multi-function steering wheel, seven-inch HD Uconnect touchscreen system with Bluetooth, satellite navigation and USB as well as automatic climate control, cruise control, fog lights and rear parking sensors.

The car will be on sale with a choice of three petrol engines – the 1.2-litre 69bhp and the 0.9-litre TwinAir with 85bhp, both available with a manual or Dualogic semi-automatic gearbox, and a higher powered 0.9-litre TwinAir with 105bhp.

The 0.9-litre TwinAir with 85bhp and Dualogic gearbox emits 88g/km of CO2 while returning a combined fuel economy of 74.3mpg.

Just 250 units of the special model will make their way to the UK, and the first 60 built will be completed with an individually numbered limited edition plate and certificate of authenticity.

Prices range from £19,240 for the 1.2-litre, £20,500 for the 85bhp TwinAir and £21,000 for the 105bhp TwinAir.

More than six million Fiat 500s have been sold globally in the past six decades.

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