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Richard Hardie Celebrates The Fiat 500 Turning 60 with the Fiat 500 Anniversario Limited Edition!

Richard Hardie Celebrates The Fiat 500 Turning 60 with the Fiat 500 Anniversario Limited Edition!

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The Fiat 500 is an iconic model, easily recognised across the world. Described as the World’s first city car, there have been more than six million Fiat 500 models sold worldwide since it first rolled off the production line 60 years ago.

Fiat 500 History

The story of the Fiat 500 began in 1957, when the first model rolled out of the factory in Turin. It was known as the Cinquecento, or ‘the Peoples Car’ and as such sold four million models until production stopped in 1975. The model was hugely popular and was the perfect town car that was stylish, practical but also affordable too. The first generation model was fitted with a 479 CC two-cylinder, air-cooled engine and the car measured nine feet in length. Fast forward to 2007 and the Fiat 500 made its comeback. Its unique styling was again, a huge hit with motorists and in the last 10 years a further two million models have been built and sold worldwide. The current model comes in a great range of trim levels, giving owners many customising options to make it suited to them.

Fiat 500 Limited Edition Anniversary Model

To celebrate the Fiat 500 turning 60, Fiat have released the Fiat 500 Anniversario Limited Edition which is now available at Richard Hardie! It’s available in four striking colours; Sicilian Orange, Riviera Green, Bossa Nova White & Tech House Grey! Key features in the limited edition Fiat 500 include Automatic Climate Control, Rear Parking Sensors, Cruise Control, Vintage Inspired interiors such as 500 Anniversario floor mats. The vintage feel is then carried to the exterior with 16” Vintage Alloy Wheels (alternative alloy wheels also optional for free of charge), Chrome Finished Door Mirror Covers and Chrome Trim On The Bonnet finished with the Vintage Fiat 500 Logo on the front and tailgate of the car. Prices of the Fiat 500 Anniversario start from £14,265 but hurry the Anniversario is only available for a limited time only!

Book a Fiat 500 Test Drive

We love the Fiat 500, it’s one of the unique models we have in the showroom. If you’re wondering why you should get your hands on one just check out our handy guide! You can find everything you need to know about each trim level of the Fiat 500 over on the Fiat New Cars section of our website. If you’re interested in booking a test drive just contact your nearest Richard Hardie Centre. Richard Hardie Fiat Centres are based in Sunderland, Ashington, Silverlink and Newcastle. Did you own an early version of the Fiat 500? Perhaps you owned a 1958 Fiat 500N or the slightly later model, the Fiat 500 R which was first produced in 1972. If so we would love to hear from you! Send us a picture and your story over on our Facebook page.

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Winter Driving Questions Unveiled: Part 1

Posted on: 15th Nov 2017

With the cold winter days fast approaching and the dark nights now here, driving can be a daunting experience. Whether you’re driving to work, the shops or travelling to a relative’s home for Christmas ensuring your car is in full working condition is essential. Sometimes though, we forget some of the rules of the road during the colder months; rea...

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

The All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV Coming Soon To Richard Hardie

Posted on: 26th Oct 2017

Arriving to Richard Hardie Peugeot Centres in January 2018, the All-New Peugeot 5008 SUV is set to make heads turn with its sharp robust design. If you can’t wait till January, Richard Hardie Ashington and Durham are holding exclusive preview events in November. See the bottom of this article to book your appointment!

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Richard Hardie Raise £254 on Macmillan Coffee Morning

Posted on: 3rd Oct 2017

On Friday 29th September 2017 our Richard Hardie Group participated in the world's biggest coffee morning. We baked, bought and ate cake to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had a great day eating cake and playing various fundraising games and in all we raised £253.64 between our five Centres in Ashington, Durham, Newcastle, Silverlink a...

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Richard Hardie Staff Race To The Finish Line At The Great North Run 2017

Posted on: 14th Sep 2017

Last weekend (Sunday 10th September) some of our fitness fanatic staff completed the Great North Run, which is the largest half marathon in the UK with over 57,000 runners participating each year! Do you want to find out how our team got on? Read their inspiring stories below…