fiat 600 60th anniversary concept: a tribute to dante giacosa
 
fiat 600 60th anniversary concept: a tribute to dante giacosa
nov 11, 2014

fiat 600 60th anniversary concept: a tribute to dante giacosa

fiat 600 60th anniversary concept: a tribute to dante giacosa
all images courtesy of david obendorfer

 

 

 

the 1955 fiat 600 is one of the most important icons of the italian economic boom. this is probably the first world car of the history. in addition to the company’s main production plants in turin, the automobile was assembled in argentina, chile, uruguay, colombia, and germany, with the seats brand in spain and by the ex-yugoslav zastava.

david obendorfer fiat 600 60th anniversary concept tribute dante giacosa
original 1955 fiat 600 

 


video courtesy of david obendorfer

 

 

 

the ‘fiat 600 60th anniversary concept’ by david obendorfer reinterprets the historical model designed by dante giacosa, but it is not only an up-to-date stylistic transcript: it is the answer to the question ‘what would be the 600 today?’. a compact, five-door hatchback, positioned in the B-segment, a little over 4 meters in length and designed to accommodate five passengers with luggage. the front with the three horizontal chrome strips, the daytime running lights positioned on the bonnet, and the evocative shape of the rear fender are clearly influenced by the 600 first series.

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-11
6oo abarth concept in black

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-06
car from above

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-08
family-friendly 5-door chasis

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-05
high performance abarth version influenced by the early 50’s sports cars of the italian tuning company 

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-10

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-09

david obendorfer fiat 600 60th anniversary concept tribute dante giacosa

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-03

david-obendorfer-fiat-600-60th-anniversary-concept-tribute-dante-giacosa-designboom-12
5-door sedan with retro-styled front door handles and hidden rear door handles 

david obendorfer fiat 600 60th anniversary concept tribute dante giacosa
back view

david obendorfer fiat 600 60th anniversary concept tribute dante giacosa
(left) concept sketches 
(right) technical drawings of 4-meter long subcompact hatchback

 

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • Love the original 600 and the new version is acceptable. Best without all of the stripes and logos.

    Ron Smith

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

design news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
507,455 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine