Posts Tagged ‘nuova’

“Little Mouse” Spotted in Huge Golden Gate Park: Golly, It’s a Genuine Fiat 500 Ghia Jolly

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Fiat 500 Ghia Jolly surrey with a fringe on top:

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As seen on JFK:

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Wicker seats, baby!

Perhaps it’s tropponuova” to be called a Fiat 500 Topolino, but shoegazers are on my side…

Shake, baby, shake, you know I can fit you in my arms
Brake, baby, brake, taking me in with all you’re charms
I’ve never been inside you but you’re so alluring
They call you “little mouse” by name in Rome and Turin

Tiny 1950’s-Style Fiat 500 Brings Good Feelings to Japantown’s Kimochi, Inc.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

I finally caught this tiny 1957-or-later Fiat Nuova 500 at rest. It was my white whale but it eludes me no longer.

(Mistakenly thought they called these things Topolinos (little mice), oh well.)

See it parked next to a normal car? Click to expand:

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Kimochi (meaning “good feelings,” or “feelings of respect and concern for the older generations“) Inc. is “a non profit organization dedicated to the well-being of seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area.” That’s where the 500 was parked.

Look for this orange cutie when you’re on the Streets of San Francisco. Zoom zoom.