Mama Mille: ’57 Fiat Millecento
The 1958 issue of Motoring Life sums it up: The magical Millecento recipe strikes us as being just right. There need be no fears on the part of those who dawdle not. No other car of comparable size and price can cruise more effortlessly in the upper sixties and early seventies (m.p.h.). Without a shadow of doubt there isn’t a car on the market at anything like the price, and offering the same accommodation and fittings, which can put up such an account of itself on a diet as frugal as the Fiat’s. On test, average consumption figures of 37 to 40 m.p.g. were achieved. That is quite an account don’t you think? Today’s Fiat comes direct from Italy and we are told it is a 1-owner car in very original condition. Let’s stop right here. There is no way they mean its original condition. They must mean it is restored to original condition. One look at the interior and you know it isn’t 57 years old. Same goes for the exterior. These Fiats are adorable and would be welcome at any vintage event including long distance rallies like the California Mille. Click here for the listing.