The Little Car that Lived
The original Fiat 500 is the perfect example of a car that has long tugged on our heartstrings. Much like the Mini it’s responsible for making millions of people fall in love with it for reasons way beyond its practical and mechanical qualities.
With its pocket sized frame, gentle features and cheerful round headlights even the most stubborn anti-enthusiast would surely smile upon seeing one. Especially on the modern roads where it sticks out like the proverbial sore thumb. Or rather, doesn’t stick out at all!
The Fiat 500 packed so much character into so little space that for many owners it was for all intents and purposes an extension of their family.
That’s exactly what ‘Murph’ is to its owner. We spent a wonderfully cold day in the Scottish Highlands with Peter and his 1969 Fiat 500 affectionately named Murph. It’s not exactly the car you’d imagine to see scaling mountains and battling against snow storms in the middle of a Scottish winter but Peter and Murph are more than use to it.