FIAT Panda Story

The Fiat Panda is one of Fiat’s most succesfull cars, and is considered by many to be one of the best citycars of all time.

In the summer of 1976 Fiat gave the then newborn Italdesign, founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro and Aldo Mantoani, the ideation of the car’s design, which was completed in a few weeks with the initial name of “Zero”. Shortly after, the two designers began to collaborate with the FIAT technical office, where the design of the front-wheel drive chassis, signed “Progetto 141”, was launched, which was expected to be particularly complex, given the initial requests to be able to mount the different engines from the 126 and the 127, on 3-door and 5-door car bodies. The 5-door solution was later abandoned.
The Panda’s design was very simple and basic, but also modern for the era, and is considered by Giugiaro himself to be his best work. It was a brave idea. It had to be for everyone, with a 3-door body with two volumes 338 cm long, but above all 146 cm wide and 145 cm high, with proportions built on the essentiality of the overall dimensions, with strictly flat crystals to reduce costs and then futuristic solutions , like the classic handles replaced by a recess in the doors, which was later adopted in 1983 by Fiat’s own 3-door Uno.

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Fiat celebrates its “birthday”

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La Fiat festeggia l’11 luglio i suoi primi 120 anni.

Fiat celebrates its first 120 years on 11 July.

Principale gruppo industriale italiano, ha portato in giro per la penisola milioni e milioni di persone con modelli che, per un verso o per l’altro, sono sempre finiti sotto i riflettori. La Fiat celebra il suo “compleanno” proprio oggi, essendo nata l’11 luglio 1899.

Leading Italian industrial group, it has carried millions and millions of people around the peninsula with models that, in one way or another, have always come under the spotlight. Fiat celebrates its “birthday” today, having been born on 11 July 1899.

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From the old dear small FIAT cars

Fiat Cento Fiat Centoventi Concept, a concept car that represents the perfect expression of the brand’s vision of electric mass mobility for the near future.

FIAT centoventi

The Centoventi (Italian for ‘one hundred and twenty’) is a bold, democratic vision based on 120 years of history and experience in the field. In keeping with the brand’s tradition, it is destined to distinguish itself from the pack just like the Fiat 500 did in the 1950s.

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It sparked an industrial and cultural revolution, going beyond the traditional boundaries in looks, design and engineering to become a masterpiece, unlike anything else in automotive history, and the first real example of mobility affordable to all. 

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Ladies and gentlemen, His Majesty 682

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E’ stato il camion che nella storia del trasporto italiano ha rappresentato l’idea di affidabilità e robustezza.

Il Fiat 682 ribattezzato semplicemente 82, così come accadde in seguito ai fratelli minori 642, 643 e 650, inaugurò dal punto di vista estetico una nuova tipologia di cabina avanzata Fiat, quella cosiddetta coi “baffi”, in pratica due nervature orizzontali che alleggerivano la grande griglia posta sul frontale della cabina.

Concepito per fronteggiare le esigenze del trasporto merci dell’immediato dopoguerra e dell’imminente ricostruzione, per carichi compresi tra 14 e 44 tonnellate.

L’abitacolo era molto spazioso, nonostante il vistoso tunnel motore, con ampie vetrature sui lati e grandi spazi interni; a spingere il pesante della casa torinese un generoso motore Fiat, il 203 dalle caratteristiche record per l’epoca, 6 cilindri in linea con distribuzione a valvole in testa e iniezione diretta, di 10.676 cm³ in grado di erogare 140  CV a 1.800 giri/minuto, per un P.T.T. di 14 tonnellate.

Il propulsore 203 trovò sempre posto nelle versioni successive, sul “fratello maggiore” 690 oltre che su alcune automotrici diesel realizzate per le Ferrovie dello Stato.

Il Fiat 682 sarà contrassegnato da 4 serie, identificate dalla lettera N, con le varianti contrassegnate dalla lettera T per i modelli destinati al traino dei semirimorchi.

La fama del pesante torinese solcò ben presto gli italici confini, spopolando in Europa e soprattutto in Africa, ove si distinse per l’eccezionale adattabilità anche a quel particolare contesto, conquistandosi il titolo di “Re d’Africa”.

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Translation by Romano Pisciotti

It was the truck that in the history of Italian transport represented the idea of ​​reliability and robustness.

The Fiat 682 simply renamed 82, as happened later to the younger brothers 642, 643 and 650, from an aesthetic point of view inaugurated a new type of advanced Fiat cabin, the so-called with the “mustache”, in practice two horizontal ribs that lightened the large grill on the front of the cabin.

Designed to meet the needs of the immediate post-war goods transport and of the imminent reconstruction, for loads between 14 and 44 tons.

The cabin was very spacious, despite the striking engine tunnel, with large windows on the sides and large interior spaces; to push the heavy of the Turin house a generous Fiat engine, the 203 with record characteristics for the time, 6 cylinders in line with overhead valve distribution and direct injection, of 10.676 cm³ able to deliver 140 HP at 1,800 rpm , for a PTT of 14 tons.

The 203 engine always found a place in the later versions, on the “older brother” 690 as well as on some diesel powered railcars built for the State Railways.

The Fiat 682 will be marked with 4 series, identified by the letter N, with the variants marked with the letter T for the models intended for towing semi-trailers.

The fame of the heavy Turin soon crossed the Italian borders, becoming depopulated in Europe and above all in Africa, where it distinguished itself for its exceptional adaptability even to that particular context, winning the title of “King of Africa”.

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Nella seconda metà degli anni cinquanta la casa di Torino decise di realizzare, utilizzando la meccanica ed il pianale della 1200 Trasformabile, una spider dal gusto più elegante ed Europeo. La raffinata (e molto classica) carrozzeria disegnata da Pininfarina ricopriva una meccanica assolutamente invariata (salvo un lieve incremento di potenza a 59 CV del 4 cilindri di 1221 cm³). Nonostante il nome ufficiale fosse 1200 Cabriolet, la nuova vettura (lanciata nel 1959) era una vera spyder a due posti. Alla fine dello stesso anno la versione con motore da 1,2 litri venne affiancata dalla più potente 1500 S Cabriolet, mossa da un motore bialbero OSCA di 1491 cm³, capace di erogare 80 CV, derivato direttamente dal motore Osca MT4. La 1500 S, riconoscibile per la nuova mascherina che riprendeva quella del 1200, aveva anche freni anteriori a disco.

The Fiat Pininfarina Cabriolet (tipo 118G) was a two-door, two passenger, front engine rear drive convertible manufactured by,  and marketed by Fiat across two generations (1959-1963, 1964-1966), superseding the Fiat 1200 Spyder.

The 1200 was not fast enough to be considered a sports car, so Fiat decided to take a short cut to this market by using OSCA’s existing twin cam engine design. Chief engineer Dante Giacosa initiated Fiat’s relationship with OSCA in a July 1957 meeting with Ernesto Maserati. In November 1959 the 1500 Cabriolet appeared with this 1491 cc engine, fitted with twin Weber carburettors and developing 80 CV (59 kW).

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FIAT – Abarth 500 Zagato

Building on the success of their 750 Zagato Coupé, Abarth worked on a 500cc version of the car for the 1957 Turin Motor Show. The car was put into limited production for both road and racing clients.

Abarth worked extensively on the two cylinder engine by fitting twin Weber 26IMBs and a new 8.7:1 cylinder head which raised peak power to 23 bhp at 5000 rpm.

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1957 FIAT Abarth 500 Coupè Zagato

Zagato’s body was similar to the 750 GT without the famed double-bubble roof. The smaller engine didn’t require the large scoops on engine lid, however it did retain the unique rear-quarter windows.

The 500 had less impact than 750 GT, but Ovidio Cappelli did become the 500cc Italian Grand Touring champion.

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FIAT TIPO RAGGIUNGE LE 500.000 UNITÀ PRODOTTE

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FIAT TIPO REACHES THE 500,000 PRODUCED UNITS

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La 500.000esima vettura prodotta, a meno di tre anni dal lancio, è unaTipo 5 Porte Sport.
La Fiat Tipo Sport, sviluppata in collaborazione con Mopar, si caratterizza per elementi di design specifici che ne esaltano il carattere più dinamico: paraurti anteriore e posteriore sportivo, minigonne laterali dedicate e spoiler sul tetto.
Declinata negli allestimenti Street, Mirror, S-Design e Sport.

La Fiat Tipo è protagonista nel suo segmento in Italia e nella top 10 in quattro Paesi europei e con oltre il 70% delle unità vendute fuori dai confini nazionali è la seconda vettura più globale del marchio Fiat.

Oggi nello stabilimento di Bursa, in Turchia, è stata prodotta la Fiat Tipo numero 500.000. In particolare, l’esemplare prodotto è una Tipo 5 Porte Sport equipaggiata con il motore 1.6 Multiject DCT da 120 CV e caratterizzata dalla suggestiva livrea Rosso Passione, abbinata al tetto Nero a contrasto, e nuovi interni in Total Black. Il risultato conferma la bontà di Tipo, un modello protagonista del segmento in Italia e nella top 10 in quattro Paesi europei, oltre che seconda vettura più globale del marchio Fiat, con oltre il 70% delle unità vendute fuori dall’Italia.

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FIAT TIPO

The 500,000th car produced, less than three years after its launch, is a Type 5 Sport Door.
The Fiat Tipo Sport, developed in collaboration with Mopar, is characterized by specific design elements that enhance its more dynamic character: front and rear bumpers, side skirts and roof spoilers.
Declined in the Street, Mirror, S-Design and Sport settings.

Fiat Tipo is the protagonist in its segment in Italy and in the top 10 in four European countries and with over 70% of units sold outside the national borders is the second most global car of the Fiat brand.

Today, the Fiat Tipo number 500,000 was produced at the Bursa plant in Turkey. In particular, the model produced is a Type 5 Sport Door equipped with the 120 HP 1.6 Multijet DCT engine and characterized by the striking Rosso Passione livery, combined with the contrast black roof, and new interior in Total Black. The result confirms the goodness of Tipo, a model protagonist of the segment in Italy and in the top 10 in four European countries, as well as the second most global car of the Fiat brand, with over 70% of units sold outside Italy.

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NEW HOLLAND

New Holland
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A un secolo dall’uscita della prima trattrice agricola Fiat dalle catene di montaggio di Torino, New Holland Agriculture, marchio che ha raccolto l’eredità di questa illustre tradizione industriale, festeggia il centenario con un concept-prototipo commemorativo e una gamma di trattori a edizione limitata, disponibili per la vendita.

«Produrremo una macchina del tipo più diffuso, di potenza adeguata, adatta soprattutto all’aratura; molto robusta, per affrontare le terre più tenaci, di costruzione semplicissima e di grande durata. Non uguale alle altre, ma neppure eccentrica senza ragione; originale solo dov’è in grado di esserlo, risultando migliore di tutte». Così cento anni fa Giovanni Agnelli, il fondatore della Fiat, presentava il Modello 702, primo trattore di serie dell’azienda, progettato per ovviare alla carenza di manodopera nei campi a seguito della Prima Guerra Mondiale.

A century after the first Fiat agricultural tractor was taken off the Turin assembly lines, New Holland Agriculture, a brand that has inherited this illustrious industrial tradition, celebrates the centenary with a commemorative concept-prototype and a range of tractors to limited edition, available for sale.

«We will produce a machine of the most widespread type, of adequate power, especially suitable for plowing; very robust, to face the most tenacious lands, of very simple construction and of great duration. Not the same as the others, but not eccentric without reason; original only where it is able to be, making it better than all “. Thus, one hundred years ago, Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Fiat, presented the Model 702, the company’s first standard tractor, designed to remedy the shortage of manpower in the camps following the First World War.

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A celebrare il prestigioso traguardo dei cento anni è New Holland Agriculture, brand agricolo globale di CNH Industrial ed erede diretto della tradizione Fiat. Infatti New Holland nacque nel 1991, con l’acquisto della Ford New Holland da parte di Fiat Geotech, che allora raggruppava le macchine per l’agricoltura e le costruzioni del Gruppo Fiat.

To celebrate the prestigious milestone of the one hundred years is New Holland Agriculture, global agricultural brand of CNH Industrial and direct heir of the Fiat tradition. In fact, New Holland was born in 1991, with the purchase of Ford New Holland by Fiat Geotech, which then gathered the machines for agriculture and construction of the Fiat Group.

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Balilla very British

Great cars: The Fiat 508S Sports Balilla

by Motor sport magazine

In it’s day the little sports version of the Fiat 508S Balilla was a much sought after car, which left a very profound mark on the sporting scene in Europe and, most notably, in this country. Yet it was a development of the ordinary Fiat Balilla, which did not pretend to be anything more than useful family transport. With, however, the proviso that in the just-pre-WW2 era most Continental small saloons possessed better handling and other aspects of control than their rather more soggy and less inspired British counterparts. Starting at the unquestioned summit, with the splendid Lancia Aprilia, other foreigners, like the Fiat 500 Topolino (compare with the Austin Ruby), two-stroke DKW, and the 1100cc Fiat Balilla pillarless saloon, I regard as making this all too clearly evident.

Balilla berlina

These good cornering and steering characteristics in sporting versions of modest economy cars from Italy, France and Germany were apparent in the very attractive sports Fiat Balilla, as discerning British trials, rally and racing amateurs were quick to realise.

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Balilla sport

They soon saw that they were in for something rather special, in the class of low-priced, competition cars of modest engine size. At this time, in the 1930s, there was a prolific amount going on to attract the sporting motorist – long distance road rallies, mud-trials, the long-haul MCC historic trials, and racing for amateurs and the more experienced at Brooklands and elsewhere. For these pursuits the smart little sports Fiat was significantly useful…

(Motor sport magazine)

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