fiat make bespoke 500 model in hallmark italian leather and wood fiat make bespoke 500 model in hallmark italian leather and wood
jul 22, 2015

fiat make bespoke 500 model in hallmark italian leather and wood

fiat make bespoke 500 model in hallmark italian leather and wood
all images courtesy of fiat

 

 

 

 

 

 

at ‘i defend gala’ 2015, an event devoted to defending the universal values of basic human rights, fiat designed a bespoke ’500’ model which was auctioned off during the gala. the very first new ‘500’ to roll of the production line is an one of a kind convertible that came in ‘bossa nova’ white with a 1.2 liter 69 hp engine. it included a lounge trim level inside personalized by the umbrian master craftsmen stefano canticelli. 

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the car includes a picnic basket on the tailgate

 

 

 

 

the car featured a calfskin exterior that expresses the excellence of italian products known around the world. the natural honey gold color of the leather was treated to withstand the elements, and enhances the car’s style elements; wheel arches, rear light clusters, headlights and chrome plated whiskers. the noticeable picnic basket on the tailgate was made of the same material, while the mirror domes are covered with mahogany wood. together with the sky blue profile and lines under the windows, the car is a tribute to famous italian riva yachts.

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personalized by the umbrian master craftsmen stefano canticelli

 

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the car featured a calfskin exterior

 

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the car is a tribute to famous italian riva yachts

 

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the leather was treated to withstand the elements

 

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mirrors are covered in mahogany wood

 

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limited edition label

 

  • Dreadful. The auction should be for the right to pull the lever of a car crusher.

    Jim

    jimCan says:
  • Insta-kitsch.

    Carl Russo says:

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