Saturday, 23 April 2011
Mindful of the fact that in a weeks time much of the TV watching world will be tuned in to the nuptials Mr William Windsor and Miss Kate Middleton, I thought it might be fun to look at a wedding mobile that will almost certainly not feature in next Fridays Royal extravaganza.
The FIAT 500 Lusso (Luxury), produced from 1968 to 1972, was externally distinguished from its base F (or Berlina) models by its extra chrome nudge bar.
The original Nuova Cinquecento (500) was launched in in 1957 and replaced the delightful Topolino which had also been designed by Dante Giacosa.
With a 6 ft wheel base carrying a body 4" shy of 12 feet the 500 is considered to be one of the first city cars.
Like the Volkswagen Beetle and Renault 4CV the Cinquecento has its engine in the boot, this particular model was originally fitted with a 17 hp 499cc / 30.4 cui two cylinder motor.
As one might expect from a vehicle less than 10' long and just over 4' wide the space inside might best be described as intimate, in fact just perfect for a couple of newly weds.
Wishing everyone getting married in the coming week all the best.
Hope you have enjoyed todays wedding edition of 'Getting a lil' psycho on tyres' and hope that you will join me again tomorrow. Don't forget to come back now !
Also in the Perfect car for a wedding series :-
Citroen Traction Avant
Humber Super Snipe MK IV