The Fiat 500 saga in photos

It was in 1936, at the urging of Benito Mussolini, who wanted to give Italians a car that was both innovative and economical, that Fiat released the first 500. It was immediately nicknamed “Topolino,” the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Photo:AFP
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| Updated on: 08 Jul 2015, 12:22 PM
It was in 1936, at the urging of Benito Mussolini, who wanted to give Italians a car that was both innovative and economical, that Fiat released the first 500. It was immediately nicknamed “Topolino,” the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Photo:AFP
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It was in 1936, at the urging of Benito Mussolini, who wanted to give Italians a car that was both innovative and economical, that Fiat released the first 500. It was immediately nicknamed “Topolino,” the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Photo:AFP
It was in 1936, at the urging of Benito Mussolini, who wanted to give Italians a car that was both innovative and economical, that Fiat released the first 500. It was immediately nicknamed “Topolino,” the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Photo:AFP
It was in 1936, at the urging of Benito Mussolini, who wanted to give Italians a car that was both innovative and economical, that Fiat released the first 500. It was immediately nicknamed “Topolino,” the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Photo:AFP
After the war, the Fiat 500 underwent several modifications, most notably a squarer front and built-in heaters for production models. Photo:AFP
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After the war, the Fiat 500 underwent several modifications, most notably a squarer front and built-in heaters for production models. Photo:AFP
After the war, the Fiat 500 underwent several modifications, most notably a squarer front and built-in heaters for production models. Photo:AFP
After the war, the Fiat 500 underwent several modifications, most notably a squarer front and built-in heaters for production models. Photo:AFP
A new generation of Fiat 500 was first presented, with great fanfare, at the Turin Auto Show in 1957. Photo:AFP
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A new generation of Fiat 500 was first presented, with great fanfare, at the Turin Auto Show in 1957. Photo:AFP
A new generation of Fiat 500 was first presented, with great fanfare, at the Turin Auto Show in 1957. Photo:AFP
A new generation of Fiat 500 was first presented, with great fanfare, at the Turin Auto Show in 1957. Photo:AFP
The Fiat 500 L, released in 1968 as a “luxury” model, was a massive success thanks to its soft, adjustable seating and an entirely revamped dashboard. Photo:AFP
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The Fiat 500 L, released in 1968 as a “luxury” model, was a massive success thanks to its soft, adjustable seating and an entirely revamped dashboard. Photo:AFP
The Fiat 500 L, released in 1968 as a “luxury” model, was a massive success thanks to its soft, adjustable seating and an entirely revamped dashboard. Photo:AFP
The Fiat 500 L, released in 1968 as a “luxury” model, was a massive success thanks to its soft, adjustable seating and an entirely revamped dashboard. Photo:AFP

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The Fiat 500 Giardiniera is a mini-station wagon model that was produced from 1960 to 1977. Photo:AFP
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The Fiat 500 Giardiniera is a mini-station wagon model that was produced from 1960 to 1977. Photo:AFP
The Fiat 500 Giardiniera is a mini-station wagon model that was produced from 1960 to 1977. Photo:AFP
The Fiat 500 Giardiniera is a mini-station wagon model that was produced from 1960 to 1977. Photo:AFP
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After a long pause in production, Fiat decided to relaunch its iconic car in 2007, 50 years to the day after the release of the Fiat Nuova 500. Photo:AFP
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After a long pause in production, Fiat decided to relaunch its iconic car in 2007, 50 years to the day after the release of the Fiat Nuova 500. Photo:AFP
After a long pause in production, Fiat decided to relaunch its iconic car in 2007, 50 years to the day after the release of the Fiat Nuova 500. Photo:AFP
After a long pause in production, Fiat decided to relaunch its iconic car in 2007, 50 years to the day after the release of the Fiat Nuova 500. Photo:AFP
In 2012, Fiat decided to produce a mini-MPV model of its iconic city car, the Fiat 500L. Photo:AFP
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In 2012, Fiat decided to produce a mini-MPV model of its iconic city car, the Fiat 500L. Photo:AFP
In 2012, Fiat decided to produce a mini-MPV model of its iconic city car, the Fiat 500L. Photo:AFP
In 2012, Fiat decided to produce a mini-MPV model of its iconic city car, the Fiat 500L. Photo:AFP
First presented at the Paris Auto Show in 2014, the Fiat 500X is a compact crossover that offers a range of customizations for a unique contemporary feel. Photo:AFP
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First presented at the Paris Auto Show in 2014, the Fiat 500X is a compact crossover that offers a range of customizations for a unique contemporary feel. Photo:AFP
First presented at the Paris Auto Show in 2014, the Fiat 500X is a compact crossover that offers a range of customizations for a unique contemporary feel. Photo:AFP
First presented at the Paris Auto Show in 2014, the Fiat 500X is a compact crossover that offers a range of customizations for a unique contemporary feel. Photo:AFP
First Published Date: 08 Jul 2015, 11:26 AM IST
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