The Fiat 500 was introduced by FIAT in 1957 and is one of the smallest cars mass produced.
On July 4, 1957, the first examples of the Fiat 500 Nuova were shown to the public in Turin. A procession of cars, each Fiat 500 with a beauty queen on board, drove out of the factory. At the same time, a similar procession drove to St. Peter's Square in Rome.
The 500 Nuova has become legendary, although sales got off to a slow start, that was because the 500 was delivered very bare to keep the market share of the Fiat 600. Later this changed and almost 3.5 million copies were made. The 500 Nuova was produced until 1975.
Exactly 50 years after the launch of the Fiat 500 Nuova, a retro version of the Fiat 500 was released.