1960 Fiat 500 Giardiniera by Norev Diecast

1960 Fiat 500 Giardiniera by Norev Diecast

1960 Fiat 500 Giardiniera by Norev Diecast

This is the new red 1960 Station Wagon 1:18 diecast model Fiat 500 made by Norev. The Fiat 500 (Italian: Cinquecento, Italian pronunciation: ) is a city car which was produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat between 1957 and 1975. The Fiat 500 is an iconic compact car which has been in production for over half a century. It has been available as a 2-door saloon, 3-door estate and 3-door panel van, operating from a small engine which has amazing fuel efficiency. The success of the 500 has depended on its unique style, cost effectiveness and variety of body styles.
Launched as the Nuova (new) 500 in July 1957, it was a cheap and practical town car. Measuring only 2.97 metres (9 feet 9 inches) long, and originally powered by an appropriately sized 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine, the 500 redefined the term “city car” and is considered one of the first city cars. In 2007, the 50th anniversary of the Nuova 500’s launch, Fiat launched another new 500, stylistically inspired by the 1957 Nuova 500 but considerably heavier and larger, featuring a front-mounted engine and front-wheel drive.
The 500 Giardiniera (500 K on some markets) estate version of the Fiat 500 is the longest running model. The engine is laid under the floor of the boot to create a flat loading surface. The roof on this model also stretches all the way to the rear, not stopping above the driver and front passenger as it does in other models of the same period. The Giadiniera also features “suicide doors” and was the only model to continue to sport this door type into the 1970s. In 1966 production was transferred to Desio where the Giardiniera was built by Fiat subsidiary Autobianchi. A total of 327,000 Giardinieras were produced, later examples having Autobianchi rather than Fiat badging.

1960 Fiat 500 Giardiniera by Norev Diecast

1960 Fiat 500 Giardiniera by Norev Diecast

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