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500 in America, late fifties

The 500 shown here was made for North America, with it's 7" headlights that were required.


For the past three decades plus, Fiat cars and trucks have not been sold in the USA. Their reliability and corrosion problems gave them a very poor reputation. Many of the problems may have been due to the long distance highway driving that Americans do, and our habits of being less attentive to maintenance.


But, Fiat still made cars we never saw, and sold them all over, even North Korea!

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Taken on February 8, 2011