Fiat 500 Spiaggina by Garage Italia Unveiling – Video
Fun and carefree, these are the feelings conveyed by the Spiaggina by Garage Italia showcar at first glance. This is achieved thanks to its typical summer colours, Volare Blue and Perla White, which distinguish the two-tone livery of the body with Garage blue finishes and matching interior upholstery. The roof, juts like the traditional ’60s Spiaggina, has been removed and the rear passenger space has been transformed into a generous compartment with a built-in “shower” to take all your beach essentials with you. This modification was possible thanks to the support of Pininfarina technicians, who assisted Garage Italia staff in the design of the structural reinforcement work, such as the rear roll-bar, to ensure the chassis was rigid enough.
These details make the latest creation by Lapo Elkann’s creative hub truly one of a kind. The showcar has a lowered nautical windscreen and the load platform is covered with slatted cork with a pattern recalling the design of teak floor boards on luxury yachts.
The two front seats have been replaced by a tailor-made bench to reflect the typical design of 1960s cars, embellished by the blue and white Foglizzo Leather upholstery, with waterproof treatment. Last but by no means least, the chrome trim on handles, door mirrors and hubcaps on the new Fiat 500 Vintage 1957 alloy wheel rims all contribute to making the Spiaggina by Garage Italia sparkle under the sun.
From showcar to production, there won’t be much longer to wait. The car can be ordered and customised with all the customisations featured on the one-off by Garage Italia, which offers the possibility of replacing the front windscreen as standard with a low nautical-type deflector like the one fitted on the showcar. The production car can be equipped with any of the engine versions currently available on the Fiat 500 range. Further information is available on the Fiat website, from any authorised Fiat dealer or from Garage Italia directly.