Limited to just 1958 units globally, the new limited edition 500 is inspired by the original ‘Jolly’ Spiaggina.
Fiat has unveiled yet another limited edition of the 500 micro car, the Spiaggina ’58, to celebrate the 60th birthday of the first ‘special series’ 500.
Limited to just 1958 units globally (the same year that the original ‘Jolly’ Spiaggina 500 was launched) the new 500 variant has bespoke styling inspired by the originally-roofless ’58 special.
When asked whether the Spiaggina 58 would be coming to Australia, Fiat representatives told CarsGuide they would “keep us posted”.
As yet there is no word on whether Australia’s local Fiat arm will import the Spiaggina ’58.
The strictly-limited 500 convertible will only be available in ‘Volare Blue’ with a matching ivory soft-top, a colour scheme unique to this edition.
Other highlights on the Spiaggina ’58 include the white pinstripe, vintage Fiat badging, matching floor mats and two-tone interior detailing, as well as similar retro-inspired alloys to the ones that appear on the recently-released ‘Anniversario’ 500.
Included kit from rest of the 500 range includes a 7.0-inch Uconnect infotainment system, dusk sensing headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, and rear parking sensors.
The Spiaggina ’58 will be specified similarly to the local ‘Lounge’ variant and have a unique interior trim.
It will share the same 1.2-litre 51kW/102Nm engine available on all 500 variants available in Australia. Pricing has yet to be announced globally, although hopefully it will cost less than the original Spiaggina, which came in at twice the price of a standard 500.
Also revealed was the “Spiaggina by Garage Italia” concept car, designed with input from Pininfarina. The roofless design is intended to fully modernise the original Spiaggina concept, complete with matching deck rear and bench seating.
The Garage Italia concept has no roof and bench seating to more accurately channel the original Spiaggina.
Garage Italia could put the concept into production, but the lack of a roof in its current form would rule it out for Australia.