shiny bits

4.2.12

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Today Nao added a few shiny bits to our Fiat, like a new chrome number plate lamp {previously it was black} and a luggage rack, which can just about take a suitcase.

My Welsh blanket has come in handy in this cold weather as the Fiat's heating is non-existent.

 


We discovered an amazing shop for all parts for Fiat 500s, its called Ricambio the chap there was so helpful and fitted our swish new wing mirrors and gave us lots of advice. I like this about classic cars, people are always so helpful and friendly.

 Nao fitting a new seal on the window.



 Our headlights like to blink a lot, we have to keep an eye on the reflection on the car ahead.

When I was a nipper, we had two of these cars in the family, my brother and my mum. When my mum used to pick me up from school in hers, I was so excited, but I got so pissed off with other kids that called it a bubble car. I'd stamp my feet saying..."Its not a bloody bubble car, its got four wheels, a bubble car is completely different!" 
I always dreamt of driving it when I got older, but something expensive went wrong with it and it was eventually sold. I lost interest in cars at that point. I might learn to drive this one...but maybe not in London, just around country lanes!
This week we have had a great time going to work in it and pottering down to the cafe and pub...you just can't help that big ol'grin spreading across your face as soon as the engine starts. Its so funny looking at the expressions of passers by too and other drivers...in fact I'm concerned that we may cause a traffic accident.
By the way, we went over Tower Bridge on a sunny day with the sunroof down...it was AMAZING!

p.s. Its snowing here in London! but don't worry, Lewes and {yet to confirm its name} Fiat are all tucked up under their covers.

30 comments:

  1. What are you doing to me?? I am even more jealous now!! I want one! ESP with the basket on the back x

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  2. How lovely! Dear God, please protect this adorable little car from scratches and accidents :)

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  3. Classic cars are so much fun aren't they! I have a 1989 Mini, called Sparkle, who also has no heating and tempremental electrics, the wipers have a habit of getting stuck on! I love driving it though! I don't know if Fiat drivers are the same, but us Mini drivers all wave and flash our lights at each other when we pass! I get plenty of confused looks when I forget I'm driving something else and wave at a mini though haha! xxx

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  4. I love classic cars, they have so much personality! To me, modern cars are little more than pieces of tin and plastic held together...

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  5. What a Beautifull car.

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  6. love love love!
    s

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  7. We had one when I was little, white as well! So cute. :)

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  8. I love what the commenter Eleanor said, I used to have an old mini (hoping to get another one sometime soon-ish!) and they're just SO much fun to drive, I love having something that is a bit different. Always got loads of compliments on it and I miss being able to flash and wave at other mini drivers haha :)

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  9. I think that is the cutest car I've ever seen!

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  10. What a beauty! I think that Fiats have a lot of pluck.

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  11. This was the first car I drove when I was in Italy, it was exactly the same color and I got really mad at my dad when he sold it out. I have missed the little one ever since.

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  12. I love your new car and the basket on the back!

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  13. as if you've got a fiat 500! like my dream car but in pastel blue! yours is in such good condition! absolutely jealous to the max! xox

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  14. Nathalie5.2.12

    I am generally not a fan of Fiats (but I do get a bit nostalgic around classic VW Beetles), but I have to say that your Fiat is the cutest little thing and looks beautiful! I am sure you will collect lots of lovely memories on your journeys with your little Italian!

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  15. It's really cute!

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  16. wierd
    been trundling
    around spain
    recently
    and just today
    in barcelona
    seen a few
    of these
    little delights
    green eyed me
    enjoy
    x
    ...

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  17. oooh I LOVE the new car :) I've been wanting to trade my little polo in for something old and exciting for sometime. We live up a very pot-holey farm track though so not sure it's the best idea! Sarah xx

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  18. Lovely !

    Just the perfect car for London.

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  19. oh, this is so perfect, a cinquecento and a bully. how wonderful. congratulations

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  20. We had the same car when I was a kid and a 600 too, I drove it when I was in my twenties but I remember the "doppietta" gear was a bit complicated at times (we lived in a town with lots of hills). This is such a great car, I love it..mmmph bubble car...those kids knew very little about style!

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  21. So very, very jealous, way too cool, I love it!!!
    Can't wait to see pics in the summer with hamper and picnics x

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  22. i just decided I won't ever get rid of my twelve year old ford. I'll keep it until it'll became a vintage and stylish car, not just an old one like it is now!

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  23. Om my! I love Lewes and now...I love this one! Please come up with a name soon!

    My husband will not be happy though! I've been pestering hem to buy an old VW van... :)

    Please put lots of photos from your drives around those country lanes, please!

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  24. Wow, I thought I couldn't want any car more than I want Lewes. The wicker suitcase on the luggage rack did me in. So shiny! So tiny! Ahhh. Perfect. :)

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  25. You two are so incredibly creative! Love it!

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  26. Hope you have managed to keep warm! Here in North London it is very cold and now very icy. Fingers crossed the Welsh blanket does the trick!

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  27. oh, she is very lovely. my second car (between the morris minor and the 2CV) was a fiat 600. a bit bigger than the 500 but with red leather seats a full soft top which made it into a convertible - what larks!

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  28. love this car ! !!! I want this car !!! xx

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  29. This looks fab! Wishing you lots of fun and adventures ;-)

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  30. Hej
    LOVE your fiat!
    Way back in the early 70's my Mum drove a light blue one with red interior and a sunroof...we called her the car was a her AURORA ;-0) WE loved her.
    I understand your sentiments entirely and exactly why you got pissed off, people did the same to me at school and called it a BUBBLE car and it most definitely was not! grrr...
    LOVE PEACE enJOY your beautiful car
    Julie
    x

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