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I Have Just Bought A Fiat 500 It Starts But When I Put It On Reverse Or Dri...

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Where Can I Advertise A 1977 Fiat Convertable,that Needs Fixed .for Sale.

Is there a site that is interested in buying a 1977 fiat convertible for repair.

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Fiat 1979 Spider 2000 Value?

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What Is A Good Used Low-mileage Narrow Car?

I need a NARROW car because I have a NARROW driveway.

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Ho Many German Made Taunas Are In The Usa?

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Older FIAT Models

FIAT 1100 FIAT 124 FIAT 124 Spider
FIAT 126 FIAT 127 FIAT 128
FIAT 1300 FIAT 131 FIAT 132
FIAT 600 FIAT 850 FIAT Albea
FIAT Barchetta FIAT Brava FIAT Bravo
FIAT Cinquecento FIAT Coupe FIAT Croma
FIAT Doblo FIAT Ducato FIAT Duna
FIAT Grande Punto FIAT Idea FIAT Marea
FIAT Multipla FIAT Palio FIAT Panda
FIAT Punto FIAT Punto Evo FIAT Regata
FIAT Ritmo FIAT Scudo FIAT Sedici
FIAT Seicento FIAT Siena FIAT Stilo
FIAT Strada FIAT Tempra FIAT Tipo

FIAT History

Fiat was founded in 1899 as the "Societa Anonima Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino" ("Italian Automobile Factory of Torino, Incoporated" in English).  The company has been known since its very early years by its acronym, FIAT (which is also the Latin word for "Let it be done").
Through the years, Fiat has made its name and its fortunes by targeting two disparate markets: sports and performance enthusiasts, and buyers looking for economical family transportation.  More than a century later, Fiat still makes its mark in both arenas.
One of the company's original founders was the innovative entrepreneur Giovanni Agnelli, who became Managing Director by 1902.  The Agnelli family has been part of the Fiat management ever since; the original Giovanni Agnelli's grandson (also named Giovanni but called Gianni) headed the company from 1966 to 1996, and his grandson, John Elkann, now serves as vice-chairman of the Fiat board of directors.
Some of Fiat's best-selling and most innovative models through the years have included the sporty Spyder, the econobox Panda, and the sturdy hatchback Punto.  Fiat's design team is currently led by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose trademark curvilinear style has inspired many imitators in the European and North American markets.