What’s this, a die-cast children’s toy?
This is the Fiat 126 Vettura Urbana concept (or ‘city car’ concept, if you translate the Italian… everything sounds better in Italian), revealed in 1976 and designed for Fiat by venerable designer Giovanni Michelotti, who penned lots of nice stuff you haven’t really heard of. His 1961 Alpine A110 was alright, mind. This particular vision of the future was based on the teeny 126 city car, and although small, it wasn’t a toy.
This isn’t even the oddest of the Seventies Fiat concepts, but the decade has certainly become synonymous with ingestion of various psychotropic substances that were said to expand the mind. Not as much as reading Top Gear magazine does, of course.