Fiat 500 1957 Edition mimics the original 500; only for the US

Fiat (and now Chrysler too) are the undisputed kings of the special edition world, churning special edition after special edition of its successful cars — the less said about the Dodge Dart, the better.

To mark the 57th anniversary (is it special number in Italian?) of the original Fiat Nuova 500 (New 500), Fiat North America will offer a 1957 Edition of the new 500 for 2014.

To tie the Fiat 500 1957 Edition to the original, the 1957 Edition features retro Fiat logos from the era, retro alloy wheels with body colour insert, white wing mirrors and roof, white dashboard, and brown leather seats. The baby blue colour, seen above, is also exclusive (for now) to the 1957 Edition 500. Thankfully you don’t have to crank your own windows and the engine isn’t air cooled.

Other non-1957 features on the Fiat 500 1957 Edition include a 276W stereo, satellite radio, optional 6-speed automatic (a 5-speed manual is standard), and a 75kW/133Nm 1.4-litre MultiAir engine.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]