Hammond's icons: Fiat 500
Voted TG’s sexiest car of all time, there’s something about the 500 that captures the soul…
Posted: 19 Oct 2012
Nearly four million were made before the run finally ended in 1975. And they continued turning them out even when its successor, the 126, was launched. There was an Abarth-fettled Sport version, but don't expect an early Impreza. Power went up to a mighty 21bhp, thanks in part to a 20cc increase in engine capacity. In this cooking version today, it's possible to feel exactly how this thing was turned out simply to do a job - to move about the place without getting as wet as you did on a scooter. And that lack of pretension and pomp is what makes it so charming today.