Comments - Unique of the Week: 1969 Fiat 850 Shellette

Published: Feb 09, 2013
Description: As Fiat SpA continues to have financial problems in Europe, specifically its home country of Italy, the brand has actually been doing fairly well in North America. Although it currently only has two m...
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Dale Fredriks Feb 10, 2013
I'm pretty sure that if Fiat sells the 500, the 500L, and the 500 Abarth, that makes 3 models.
Dan Morris Feb 09, 2013
I'm 44 and still drive . Fix it again Tony.
Dale Schroeder Feb 09, 2013
The only people in America that think Fiats are unreliable are people who are too old to drive anyway. Everyone else probably didn't even know Fiat existed until Top Gear mentioned it to them.
Ben Mossing Feb 09, 2013
It's just like the jolly ghia
Ashton Summers Feb 09, 2013
Wicker interior... Hope the passengers can resist the temptation to pick away at it.
Scuttle Buttocks Feb 09, 2013
Drew Humphrey though?
Ryan Lopez Feb 09, 2013
It's still a funny looking car
Drew Humphrey Feb 09, 2013
Scuttle Buttocks though?
Scuttle Buttocks Feb 09, 2013
WOA I can hear your accent dimitri that is the most russian name ever.
Dimitry Mikhailovich Malikov Feb 09, 2013
Haha! That's funny.
Liam Day Feb 09, 2013
Cuz you have to be a noodle to buy one
Description: But that's now a thing of the past and Fiat seemingly has a solid future ahead of it in the US. Throughout the years, Fiat has had quite a collection of interesting cars, some good and some bad. ...
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Description: Starting off with the base coupe/spider, the original seats were removed and replaced with wicker seats. A canvas top was also added. So what was the purpose of this project? Style, plain and sim...
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Josh Stephens Apr 22, 2013
Def looks amphibious
Miranda Nearlydriftingondreams Pavelle Feb 10, 2013
You know, it's actually rather attractive in its own way.
Daniel Eads Feb 09, 2013
Hey! It's a deck on wheels!
Ryan Lopez Feb 09, 2013
It looks like a beach car but I wouldn't want to drive it on a freeway
Philip Sweeney Feb 09, 2013
Love the steelies!
Haoliang Li Feb 09, 2013
Looks like a boat.
Ryan Faber Feb 09, 2013
i would have one of these to get around on my private island.. if I had one.
Bobaloo Anderson Feb 10, 2013
Noodle
Ryan Lopez Feb 09, 2013
But I like it
Description: Both the 850 coupe and spider were sold in the US where they faired decently well and various automotive publications praised their exterior styling. Beginning in 1978, however, the US government issu...
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Description: This particular Shellette that's currently up for sale at Hemmings has an asking price of $58,000, a decent bargain considering how rare it is. It comes with a Nardi steering wheel and a working ...
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Geoff Novak Feb 10, 2013
When a picknic basket and a reasonable fiat have a monster child...
Nick Schnee Feb 09, 2013
How automakers saved weight before CF was invented...
Adam Thomson Feb 09, 2013
I like this
Scuttle Buttocks Feb 09, 2013
This is pretty cool
Garrett Murrell Feb 09, 2013
Bob Marley's car
Jommel Marcella Feb 09, 2013
Who would buy this anyway. Someone will just steal it.
Stanzel Washington Feb 09, 2013
I love this wicker.
Haoliang Li Feb 09, 2013
Man, a picnic basket!
Gray Conron Feb 09, 2013
:( aftermarket radio I hate it when they do that to classics
Matthew Crighton Feb 09, 2013
Hey look! Thats my lawnmower engine.