What’s small, square, blue, and full of Italians?
A FIAT station sedan, that’s what. A 1964 100D Riviera in two-tone to be exact. Sit-up styling with just enough of the Pininfarina to jazz up the edges and give it balance. A little chrome, some small over-riders, a trim strip that relly does a job, and smooth lines back down the roof to the tail.
Note the clear trafficators on the front – it is that age. Also the amber side running lights. Little touches, but functional.
Note as well the hinging of the rear hatch – no fussy risers or gas struts to replace here.
Disc wheels, vented. Real hubcaps.
Enough controls on the dash in the original to motor – not too many to confuse the issue. No need to make it look like an atomic power station. Sensible seats.
And enough space behind the rear seats for a picnic, or luggage for a weekend. This car was made for people to use for their real lives.
Oh, please bring this sort of thing back. Never mind the super-luxury Sporto-Engorgo GTO whatever. Give us a car we can drive. Please.