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 has been fascinated by the motor car since buying an Austin 7 before he was old enough to drive! After a career in the electricity industry, Malcolm is now a writer who chooses mainly to write about motoring history. Malcolm lives in England's beautiful Lake District. He is a prolific and diverse author, with numerous automotive books published by Veloce, including Citroen DS, Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T,Karmann Ghia coupe and cabriolet, as well as some Essential Buyer’s Guides and books about British Lorries and Taxis!