WATCH: Vintage - Fiat Topolino from the 1930s

Image: Oovvuu
Image: Oovvuu
Affordable sub-compacts for working-class drivers are an Italian speciality.

In the 1930s, Fiat introduced what was then the smallest 4-cylinder car ever mass produced: the Fiat 500. Back then it was known as the Topolino.

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The compact car proved its worth as it was both durable, and affordable. Drive It's Christoph Bauer takes a look at the origins of the "little mouse" as it was known.
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