Fiat will be celebrating the sixtieth birthday of the iconic 500 at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, with a special limited edition featuring new two-tone paintwork and classic detailing.
July 4, 1957 was the date on which the “500” (Nuova 500) was first produced in Turin and Fiat is marking the global icon’s 60th year with the launch of a numbered limited edition which pays tribute to the original 500 through a contemporary reinterpretation of some of the style details that made it famous, such as the vinyl dashboard, vintage logos and extra chrome embellishments.
Exclusively available as a convertible, the Fiat 500 special edition is finished in brand new dual-colour ‘Dolcevita’ paintwork: Three-layer White for the lower body of the car and pastel Ivory for the bonnet and pillars – separated by grey and burgundy pinstriping. Inside, the tubular elements of the seats are wrapped in ivory leather with contrasting burgundy seams to match the central part of the dashboard and the bespoke dual-colour car mats.
Additional retro details include chrome mirror caps, special 16” alloy wheels and a dedicated ‘560’ logo – described as ‘a brand within a brand’, as the red “6” and “0” are contained in the last two figures of the regular 500 logo. The 560 badge adorns the pillar and also appears on the chrome sill and the numbered limited edition nameplate.
The Fiat 500 60th anniversary special series will be available for order from March 9. Total production will be restricted to 560 cars, each with an individual authenticity certificate, for sale on the main EMEA region markets with deliveries set to start from July 4.