Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fiat 501 Torpedo

Hood ornament, Fiat 501 Torpedo 1925, piazza della Repubblica, Livorno
The impressive hood ornament of a 1925 Fiat 501 Torpedo.
Hood ornament, Fiat 501 Torpedo 1925, piazza della Repubblica, Livorno
On the sphere we can read “Carrozzeria Garavini” (Garavini coachbuilder).
Fiat 501 Torpedo 1925, piazza della Repubblica, Livorno
This vintage car, with many other of the kind, was on display in Piazza della Repubblica last Sunday.

See also: Tuscany and its People
External links: Hood ornament - Fiat 501 - Torpedo (Wikipedia)

13 comments:

Jack said...

That is interesting. The hood ornament is intricate, but the car itself seems relatively simple.

Taken For Granted said...

Back in the 1930s Fiat made some wonderful cars. The hood ornament is amazing. Good photos and post.

Hilda said...

I think it's a handsome old car, and the hood ornament is just gorgeous!

Randy said...

Go ahead, take it for a spin.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, what a gem, it's a piece of art!
God bless you!
Cezar

Lois Evensen said...

How very cool! Great images. :) Love that hood ornament. We don't have one out here on our little ship, except when someone goes out there on the bow and does that Titanic thing. ;)

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you VP. These are great!

Karl Demetz said...

Wow, this ornament is magnificent!

Dina said...

Those were the days, with ornate impressive hood ornaments.
I assume the owner keeps a close watch on it.

cieldequimper said...

Now at least I know why I love Italian cars! ;-)

Gunn said...

Unique and beautiful images!
Thanks for sharing.

(Yes, I LOVE our Fiat 500.:)

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow. That is a beauty.

JM said...

Love the details. Fantastic compositions, VP!