The Fiat 500-60th is a limited run of just 250 convertible Fiat 500s in the UK paying homage to the original 500, 60 years after it launched. Costs from £19,240.
The Fiat 500 was launched in 1957, perhaps the first proper city car measuring under 10 feet long, powered by a tiny 479cc two-stroke engine, and perfect for buzzing round Italy’s congested cityscapes.
The original Fiat 500 lasted for 18 years, and was brought back to life in its current iteration by Fiat in 2007 as perhaps the most successful retro car revival there’s been.
Fiat has been a bit low key about this 60th anniversary years for the 500 so far, but now we’re getting a limited edition 500 to celebrate – the catchily named Fiat 500-60th.
Adding to the already familiar, and successful, retro shape, the 500-6oth gets a plethora of cues from its older sibling, with a grey fabric roof (yes, it’s a convertible 500) and Dolcevita bi-colour paintwork of tri-coat white and pastel ivory.
But the retro bit doesn’t stop there, with chrome mirror covers and 16″ white alloys completing the look, and vintage Fiat logos and a 500-60th icon reinforcing the tribute.
Inside gets a retro titivate too, with a bordeaux vinyl dashboard, ivory leather seats with bordeaux piping, leather gear knob and 500-60th kick plates.
Fortunately for buyers the technology is a bit more up to date than the aesthetics, with Android Auto and Car Play, 7″ Uconnect screen, Bluetooth, Sat Nav, auto lights and wipers, climate, fogs and rear parking sensors.
Engine option are the 69bhp 1.2 litre petrol and 0.9 litre TwinAir with 85bhp or 105bhp (the most fun).
Just 250 Fiat 500-60th are coming to the UK, with the first 60 coming with a numbered plate and certificate costing £19,240, £20,500 and £21,000 respectively.