2019 Fiat 500 heads to the beach… A new Fiat 500 Spiaggina ’1958 special edition has been released on the 60th anniversary of the 500 Jolly beach car. Only available as a convertible, it’s painted in Volare Blue with an ivory soft-top, a white belt line and retro 16-inch alloy wheels. Other features include 500 logo side mouldings, chromed door mirrors and a ‘Spiaggina ’58’ badge. Inside are two-tone grey-and-ivory seats and specific floor mats. It’s fitted with Fiat’s 1.2-litre 69hp petrol engine, and production is limited to 1958 cars.
Meanwhile Garage Italia has produced a more radical Spiaggina (pic left), with a chopped-off roof and rear seats replaced with a cork-lined deck featuring an integrated shower. There’s a safety rollover hoop but the car has no weather protection, while the front seats are replaced by a single bench with waterproof leather upholstery. As an option, the windscreen can be replaced by a cut-down wind deflector. Garage Italia says it will produce cars to order in the near future.