Always big on character and charm, Fiat's little cars played an important international roll in providing affordable and practical private transport for millions who had previously thought their dream impossible.
With particular emphasis on the now classic 600 and Nuova 500 cars, this book tells the full story of these 'baby' Fiats. Built, and exported to, many countries outside of the marque's native Italy, over 6.5 million Topolinos, 600s and Nuova 500s were sold, and an amazing number survive to this today. Also covered are the wonderful models built on these cars' tiny chassis by Italy's leading coachbuilders, and the motorsport success achieved by the Abarth versions of the little cars that everybody loves.
Malcolm Bobbitt is a writer who focuses mainly on automotive subjects. With over 30 books to his credit, including marque histories of the Fiat 500 and 600, Rover P4, Volkswagen, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Silver Spirit, Bentley T-Series and Mulsanne, and postwar Hillmans, Malcolm’s output is diverse. He also contributes to a number of magazines. An avid motoring enthusiast, Malcolm has owned an array of classic cars, including British-built Citroens, a Traction Avant, an early DS, and a Fiat 500c Topolino. Malcolm was born in London, but now lives with his wife in Cumbria on the edge of the Lake District. His other interests include walking, travel, industrial and transport archaeology, classical music, fine wines and collecting motoring books.