The mythical Fiat 127, one of the most iconic cars of the Lingotto House, turns 50: for the occasion, the National Automobile Museum in Turin tells the story of the car produced for the first time in 1971 through the exhibition “What a car!”.
The exhibition is curated by the journalist Giosué Boetto Cohen in collaboration with the Manzoni Foundation: the exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Fiat car and Pio Manzoni in art Manzù, the man who conceived its form.
Al National Automobile Museum of Turin 7 models of the legendary Fiat 127 are exhibited, the small car presented in 1971 and elected Car of the Year the next year. Spacious inside and small outside, with a sporty soul, the 127 remained in production for 16 years.
In total, Fiat has produced over 5 million units of this little gem which has represented one of the most successful models in the history of the company which today, with the merger between FCA and PSA, has become part of the super group Stellantis which focuses on Melfi plants for the production of new electric cars.
Among the cars on display we find two Fiat 127 from the first series, together with the Rustica, to Sport, to Panorama and to City Taxi. Along the exhibition it is also possible to admire the original drawings of the Autonova Fam from 1964, the GT version and the scale model of the Autobianchi Coupé.
The Fiat 127 was the first small car of the Turin-based company and is remembered as the model that brought Fiat throughout Europe: a car that made the history of motoring in Italy, marking a very important stage in the motorization process of everything. the country.
Presented for the first time in 1971, after the launch of the first model, another three generations and different versions followed one another on the market. Production ended definitively in 1987: over the years a sportier version was also made, the 127 sport which boasted a 1,049 cc 70 hp engine and was able to reach a top speed of 160 km / h.
In addition to the cars, the exhibition also allows you to look closely at some iconic objects of design made by Pio Manzù, the creator of the 127: the Parentesi lamp, considered unique in the history of design, the Cronotime, the first transistor clock, the Kartell glove box and the Parchimetro project, an industrial design product.
Source: Virgilio Motori by motori.virgilio.it.
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