Throwback of the Day: Fiat 500 1957 Edition Arrives

By | March 11, 2014
As if the Fiat 500 could get any more customizable or niche, yet another new version of the minicar is arriving at Fiat dealerships nationwide. The Fiat 500 1957 Edition harkens back to the good old days of the traditional Cinquecento city car. The special 500, named after the year in which the car was launched, features classic Italian designs, including some of the same retro paint colors of the original. It also borrows a retro design for the 16-inch forged aluminum wheels. On the inside, the vintage theme continues with detailed stitching, ivory accents, and Marrone (brown) leather seats. In terms of performance, the Fiat 500 1957 Edition benefits from a sport-tuned suspension that improves handling. It receives the traditional 500's 1.4-liter MultiAir four-cylinder engine, standard with a five-speed manual and available with a six-speed automatic. Producing just over 100 horsepower, this minicar can achieve up to 40 mpg on the highway.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition starts at $20,400 in the U.S., or $1,900 more than the midrange Fiat 500 Lounge. Buyers can now order their 1957 Edition Fiat. Fiat says this is a limited-production car, so those who want one better act fast. After buyers order them, deliveries will begin in late spring. Source: Chrysler Group