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More than 1,200 Fiat 500 gathered for the 60th anniversary of the icon

Ⓒ AFP – Marco BERTORELLO – | More than 1,200 Fiat 500 cars from various regions of Europe gathered on 8 July 2017 in Garlenda, northwestern Italy, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this icon.

More than 1,200 Fiat 500 cars from different parts of Europe were gathered Saturday in Garlenda, on the foothills of the Ligurian coast in north-western Italy, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of this icon.

The famous Italian car made its first laps on 4 July 1957 in the presence of Giovanni Agnelli, then Fiat’s boss.

In 18 years, more than 4.2 million Fiat 500 have been produced. After a pause of 22 years, the model was relaunched in 2007 in a more modern version, but still with the same rounded shapes, and manufactured since to two million copies, according to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

The former models were invited to Garlenda for this 34th edition of a gathering marked by animations, discussions and especially a grand tour in the form of a parade of all participating cars.

The icon of design and a certain art of living in the post-war period, the Fiat 500 made this week its entrance to the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) of New York.

But in Garlenda, it is a whole museum that is devoted to the small car nicknamed with affection “the pot of yogurt” in France.

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