The 'new' Fiat 500 of 1957 was destined to be a motoring classic. Building upon the company's pre-war reputation for small utility vehicles, the 500 combined engineering simplicity and Italian design genius. This is the complete illustrated history of the little car that helped Italy grow in the post-war reconstruction of Europe. ICONS OF STYLE is a brand new series of compact illustrated books which celebrate the most iconic car designs of the 20th century. Each book focuses on a different classic car, or car marque and documents its concept and development, launch and production, its variants and derivatives. The photographs are a mix of archive and factory shots, images from advertising and brochures, and location portraits, all of which exemplify the iconic style of the era.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.