1959 Fiat 600 Viotti
The Finest – Aspen/Snowmass, CO
September 17, 2016
There’s something exceptionally cool about an Italian mini car. When it’s done right like this 1959 Fiat 600 Viotti, you just want to put on your Gucci loafers and go for a drive.
This car has an instant attraction, and at the same time, it has enough distinction that many people have to ask, what is that? You can tell a lot of care went into the restoration, just by how you could eat your pasta off the air cleaner.
The steering wheel is delightfully original with a two-spoke design that’s easy to grip from anywhere. Beyond that is a simple, but stylish gauge package set in a metal dashboard.
In the rear is one of the freshest looking motors around. Just like the Ferrari motors of the time, having more cylinders with lower displacement helped produced high-revving fun power plants.
You won’t win any races with this 600, but you will enjoy the sounds the little motor that makes you watch the speedometer for the redline points of the four-speed transmission (yes, no tach…Fiat’s simple design of these just let you know each gear’s max speed!).
Original wheels and hubcaps give this little car some extra va-va-voom.