Fiat 500 Abarth Is Small, but Venomous

After three decades away from the American market, Fiat is back in a big way with a really small car. The Fiat 500 Abarth made its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year, replete with a scorpion logo and $22,000 price tag. The small car comes hot on the heels of […]

Robb Design Portfolio: The Joker’s Wild

1960 Fiat 600 Jolly  A version of the Fiat 600 custom-built by Italian coachbuilder Ghia, the Jolly attracted owners from Lyndon Johnson to Aristotle Onassis, the latter of whom kept one on his yacht and employed it for transportation when he docked in Mediterranean ports. The Jolly, which means “joker” in Italian, also was a […]

High-Performace Fiat 500 Abarth Headed to America

Small cars are (at last) on a roll in America. The BMW-wrought Mini Cooper proved beyond any doubt that an economical small car could transcend its humble station and catch the eye of the leisure class as well as the working class. And this year, Fiat’s too-cute-for-its-own-good 500 coupe and 500C convertible repeated the feat. […]

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