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In Pictures: The first Fiats were tiny, underpowered and unforgettable

Like all current cars, Fiats now come with modern conveniences and safety features. Here's a look back at cars from a simpler time, before power steering, air bags and seat belts

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2013 Fiat 500c Pop (left) with 1962 Fiat 500 (center) and 2013 Fiat 500c Lounge (right)

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The new car is still small, but considerably larger than the original. 2012 Fiat 500c Pop (left) with 1962 Fiat 500 (right).

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The Fiat Abarth 750 (1956)

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Fiat 500 Abarth in the showroom

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Nuova Fiat 500 Advertising from 1957

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Arturo Brunetto and Andrea Frueder, winners of the Liege-Brescia-Liege Rally with a Fiat 500 Sport in 1958.

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The Nuova Fiat 500 Sport version with open roof (1958 - 1960)

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Fiat 500 Abarth

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Fiat 500 Giardiniera (1960 – 1977)

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Fiat 500 Giardiniera (1960 – 1977)

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Fiat 500 F (1965 – 1972)

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Fiat 500 F (1965 – 1972)

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Fiat 500 F (1965 – 1972)

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Fiat Abarth Advertising (1965)

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Fiat 500 Abarth Racing (1965)

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Testing the Fiat 695 Abarth at Monza in race trim 1966.

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Fiat 500 R (1972 1975)

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