I turned 16 and received my driver's license in 1976 and fell in love with a beautiful '76 Spider. It was dark green metallic...black interior and top. I went to the dealer every day for a week. I drove the car, caressed the fenders...felt the leather, and I was hooked! She was a beauty! I pulled all of my savings together and took my father to see her. But, alas, love was not meant to be. My father thought that I was too young and the lady too fast. Now in 2012, my lady has taken a different shape...a beautiful 500 in Verde Oliva! I'm much older, a husband, and a father myself now...but I finally have my FIAT! And couldn't be happier! Time has passed but we were meant to be!
I have never been influenced by commercials until I saw the Abarth commercial. I thought to myself I have to check that car out and looked on-line for about three months before deciding to purchase one.
My friends have not stopped asking me about the car as I normally drive 600 HP monsters. In fact, my wife of 45 years convinced me to stripe the Abarth just like my Viper ACR. I love the Abarth and drive it almost every day.
All my memories have just begun!
This is my 1st FIAT! So I started off with a Bang in a 500C. I have been envious of Cinquecento owners all my life and now it's my turn!
My little-bit of "Italia Cultura"...come fly me to the moon!Do you have a FIAT Story of your own? Share it with us!