One design this gang spat out, one faithful 1992, is the Fiat 500 spinoff we'll discuss today. Why bring it to your screens? Quite a few reasons, one of which is that I've never seen a vehicle quite like this one. I mean, look at it, when's the last time you saw a car defined by the fact that it integrates a sort of bike rack into its design, form, and function?
Now, looking at the car, you can clearly see what it means to integrate this sort of function into the chassis of something like a '92 Fiat 500. But then again, it's no ordinary 500; this machine has been touched by the legendary Zagato design team. Considering this crew has been implicated in numerous projects centered on the bicycle, it was only a matter of time before they tried to blend two and four-wheelers.
To achieve this, we can see that there have been extensive modifications to the Fiat, including eliminating all but the wheels on the right side of the car. Actually, a better word than "eliminate" would be "repurposed" because that's what we have here. The front and rear passenger seats have been completely removed, and bodywork has been applied to ensure that the left side of the 500 is as car-like as possible.
The rest of the vehicle has only seen body modifications to make mounting a bicycle possible, and some of those changes include a different front bumper and redesigned rear. Funny enough, the modified rear also gives this ride a rather sporty look, yielded by that half-spoiler sitting behind the bicycle. Very Jekyll and Hide if you ask me. Note, however, that there is no mirror on the right side of the vehicle, so safety may have been one of the reasons why we don't see any of these on the streets nowadays.
Personally, I find this concept a rather fun one, not to mention functional. The only issues I see are the ones I mentioned above. I wonder what we would be given if Zagato took a crack at something like this during our modern era. Whatever the result, it would probably be as memorable as the one here.