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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fiat 500 makes "10 reliable cars that refuse to die" list

MSN posted an article on 10 cars that refuse to die. Number six on the list is the Fiat 500, made from 1957-1975. Readers of this blog already know the history of this legendary car, so it's not a surprise to us.

In the article they say "...the Italian maker cranked out 3.4 million between 1957 and 1975, many of which are still plying Italy's narrow streets today. It helps that the two-cylinder car is outrageously simple -- basically, a lawnmower with a roof."

Dante Giacosa

However, this statement doesn't do the Fiat 500 justice, because, although the 500 appears to be simple, it is an engineering and design masterpiece, created by two of the most legendary automotive designers/engineers of the 20th century; Dante Giacosa and Aurelio Lampredi.

You can read more about this iconic design here.

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