If you’re a fan of the original Fiat 500 but can’t live with a car that’s decades old, then the Fiat 500 1957 Edition may just be for you. It was launched last year to celebrate the 57 years since the launch of the original 'Cinquecento' back in 1957 and came with retro styling elements and material finishes similar to those found on the original hatch. Now the Fiat 500 1957 Edition is also available as a convertible.
Based on the 500 Cabrio’s Lounge trim, the 500 1957 Edition Cabrio enhances the car’s iconic silhouette with a vintage look, thanks to classic exterior colors such as Verde Chiaro (light green) or Celeste (celestial blue). Then there’s the 16-inch retro wheel design which features a wide chromed lip, body-color accent and large center cap with the historic "FIAT" logo. The same logo can also be found at the front and rear of the vehicle.
The roof used for the 500 Cabrio is a dual-layer power-operated cloth top that slides back to the vehicle’s rear spoiler at the push of a button. Press it again, and the roof will neatly fold all the way open and tuck neatly behind the rear head restraints. Inside, there are more of the classic Fiat logos as well as premium leather trim finished in Marrone (brown) and Avorio (ivory).
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No changes have been made to the engine, which remains Fiat’s 1.4-liter MultiAir engine, good for 101 horsepower. For improved handling, a sport-tuned suspension and all-season performance tires are standard. A five-speed manual is also standard, but you can opt for a six-speed auto should you prefer your car to do the shifting.
The Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio is available now, priced from $24,700. Below is a video featuring last year’s 500 1957 Edition dancing through Rome.