Introducing the Fiat 600 60th anniversary concept by Italian industrial designer David Obendorfer. A designer who manages to reinterpret the historical model designed by the great Dante Giacosa. But do not fool yourself, this is not only an up-to-date stylistic transcript. It is in fact the answer to the question “what would the epic Fiat 600 look like if it was born today?”.
Well, it would most probably be a compact, five-door hatchback, positioned in the B-segment, a little over 4 meters in length, designed to accommodate five passengers with luggage. Where the front with the three horizontal chrome strips, the daytime running lights positioned on the bonnet, and the evocative shape of the rear fender would definitely remind one of the precious 600 first series.
About the Fiat 600: The FIAT 600 (Italian: Seicento, pronounced say-chento) is a city car produced by the Italian manufacturer FIAT from 1955 to 1969. Measuring only 3.22 m (10 ft 7 in) long, it was the first rear-engined Fiat and cost the equivalent of about € 6,700 or US$ 7,300 in today’s money (590,000 lire then). The total number produced from 1955 to 1969 at the Mirafiori plant in Turin was 2,695,197. During the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, the car became very popular in countries such as Spain (as SEAT 600), where it became the icon, par excellence, of the Spanish miracle, Argentina, where it was nicknamed Fitito (a diminutive of FIAT) and former Yugoslavia where it was nicknamed Fićo (pronounced [fee-cho]).