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Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Move (in a Fiat Cinquecento)

For this week’s Photo Challenge, we’re “On the Move” in a classic Fiat Cinquecento!

Yes, all 4 of us fit in this car!

Agri and his Italian brothers, Fabio and Andrea

Agri lived in Italy from 1995 – 2001, and during that time, he managed to convince a few guys to be his friends. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I guess he didn’t alienate them completely, because they’re still kicking around, and every time we visit Italy, we get to meet up with them and their partners, and they’re always amazingly hospitable and generous.

The last time we met, Andrea and Fabio surprised us by pulling up in Andrea’s classic Fiat Cinquecento.

Yes, 5 people are supposed to fit in this car

Surprise! Yes, 5 people are supposed to fit in this car.

Produced by Fiat between 1957 and 1975, the Cinquecento was Italy’s first affordable 5 person car. It measured just 2.97 metres long, and was sufficiently powered by a 479 cc two-cylinder, air-cooled engine.

After taking a short journey in it, I can only imagine that they made the car affordable by making it as small as possible. With 3 guys and little old me, it was seriously crowded, and a delicately planned placement of limbs was crucial to the success of our ride.

Nonetheless, this adorable little Fiat, enjoyed massive success throughout Europe and today, enjoys cult car status.

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  1. wow . . . . beautiful car
    and nice shot

    May 10, 2014
  2. Aww, a FIAT 500 – what an adorable car! Love it! Would love to have a vintage one like this ๐Ÿ™‚ Great entry! ๐Ÿ™‚

    May 12, 2014
    • Thanks! It was pretty darn adorable…almost like a toy. Andrea’s family actually had TWO of them! ๐Ÿ˜€

      May 12, 2014
  3. Aww it’s really cute! Pretty sure I’ve taken a ride in a Fiat once before – it was indeed tiny!

    May 12, 2014
    • Crazy small… and the funny thing is that Andrea is a really big guy. Agri’s 6’1, so Andrea’s gotta be at least 6’3 or 4. I keep thinking he should start a tour company that offers tours around Rome in this classic car. Big Andrea and the tiny Cinquecento. It’d be perfect! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      May 12, 2014

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