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 500 always was a basic car, in fact it was so tinder-powered when launched in 1957 that even Italians gave it the cold shoulder. In comparison to rival countries' offerings, such as the 2CV and the Mini that appeared just two years later, the 500 was out of date almost from the start. Most small cars could offer similar economy and just as much interior space while having that useful extra refinement for long journeys, but none of those rivals were quite as small as the Fiat. It was the ultimate town car, and its tiny dimensions and cheeky good looks soon won an enormous following among minimalist motorists around the world.