Friday 9th May 2008 12:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10th May 2008 from 10:00
Saturday 10th May 2008
Collectors' Items 14.30
Motor Cars at 15.00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
The Fiat 500 was a true successor to the Fiat Topolino, or 'Mickey Mouse', which had been part of the Italian culture since 1936. The bubble-like shape of the 500 had already been pioneered by the Fiat 600 in 1955, which although similar in looks was a conventional small family saloon, with a water cooled, four cylinder engine. In contrast, the 500 was almost a microcar with its aircooled vertical twin and seating for two adults only. The next major version to be released was the 'Giardiniera'. Introduced in 1960, this was an estate version, with a stretched wheelbase and a horizontally mounted engine. Later in the year the 500D w