Fiat is discontinuing sales of the smaller 500 in the United States. So instead of throwing a fit over the demise of the little Fiat 500 and its feisty Abarth doppelgänger, let’s take a look at the vehicle that first sported the triple digit badge: The aptly named, “Fiat Nuova 500.”

It’s not often that you come across classic Italian cars in rural Japan. So when I stumbled upon this gem of a Fiat Nuova 500 the other day while exploring the rice paddy strewn expanses of southern Japan, I immediately took some snaps. Although I was a bit surprised to see it sitting unprotected outdoors, the overall condition of this car was pretty damn impressive. Despite having a bit of bumper rust, this little rascal was in outstanding shape all around, with a mint interior and fresh cloth up top to match.

For those of you who

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