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Category Archives: Fiat

1966-1974 Fiat Dino: A Closet Ferrari At Half the Cost


Labels are everything. On clothes, furniture and gadgets, we often buy brands based on whatever appeal they conjure up in our minds. Cars are no different, but in today’s modern … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

2010-2013 Fiat 500 Sport: A Couture Italian For the Rest of Us


The car as celebrity fashion accessory is not a new ideal, but is as old as the automobile itself. Al Capone + Cadillac, James Dean + Porsche Speedster and Steve … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is Luxury?


Most dictionaries would define the term luxury car as a “marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense”. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1972-1977 Fiat 130 Coupe: Italian Luxury Personified


When Fiat was selling cars in America during the 60’s and ’70s, we were limited to the compact sedans and the occasional sports/GT car.  As a vast company, Fiat’s European … Continue reading

October 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

1972-1987 Fiat X1/9: The End Of An Era


Way before today’s Minis and the Miata stole the hearts and wallets of American drivers, there was the quirky looking Italian Fiat X1/9. A small mid-engine targa top styled sports … Continue reading

August 20, 2010 · 3 Comments

2007 to Current Fiat Nuova 500


After all Fiat owns Ferrari, so who better to make a Ferrari edition of one of their econoboxes?

July 3, 2010 · Leave a comment

1972-1984 Lancia Beta Coupe/Montecarlo


The Lancia Beta was the first new car developed by Lancia after it was bought by the huge Fiat conglomerate of Italy in 1969.  The Beta, named after the Greek … Continue reading

September 10, 2009 · Leave a comment