Your FIAT® Story – Collection 5

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Italy has inspired some of the greatest stories ever told. With your help, we’re merely adding to the collection. We love to hear your fondest FIAT® memories, and we've gathered a few of our favorites. Don’t forget, you can share your FIAT story with us over in the FIAT Story Booth. Who knows? Maybe your story will be featured in our next batch of favorites. You can see some of our previous favorites here: 1, 2, 3, 4 Russ Wollman

After a mere one hundred topless yards one sunny North Carolina day in March 1973, a new 124 Sport Spider seduced me and took me home. A year later, when the X1/9 debuted, I knew I would have one. I drove the first one that came to Raleigh and was duly flabbergasted. But I had to wait until 1982 for one of my own. So for a few years, both Fiat sports cars had become my great friends, and they helped me live la dolce vita in the southern US. When I see them for sale online now, I'm still tempted. They still make me swoon. Che belle macchine! 

Ira Schwartz

Peer Pressure?

I've owned one FIAT before (a 124 Spider back when I was in law school- 39 years ago!), but despite having also owned an Alfa Spider (a law school graduation gift from my parents) and four Ferraris, I never considered buying another until the Abarth became available in the US.

It seems that three of my friends who also spend a lot of their time at the racetrack with their Ferraris decided, independently, to order Abarths as their new daily-drivers, so I guess I too succumbed to peer pressure. I ordered a 2013 in grigio with rosso mirrors/stripes- as you can see from the attached photo, it very nearly matches my Ferrari Challenge car.

I've only had the Abarth for a few days, but I think it's going to make a fun daily car when I'm not flogging the Ferrari around the track! 

Vonnie Webb

My first new car is a 2012 FIAT 500c at age 53. I love my car!

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