Economic boom.

Domenico Modugno singing Nel blu dipinto di blu on the radio.

The sweet life.

Capri. Ischia.

It is July 1958 when the 500 Jolly was born, developed by the Ghia Torinese.

60 years later, Fiat pays tribute to its first convertible with a special series of the 500C: the 500 Spiaggina '58.

Produced in 1958 units, the car is characterized by a "Blue Flying" body color, beige hood, two-tone gray/ivory interior, 16-inch wheels and chrome hoods of the exterior rear-view mirrors.

Even more special is the version of 500 Spiaggina '58 by Garage Italia, the Lapo Elkann company specialized in customized car customizations.

Garage Italia reworks an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita Fiat 500 Spiaggina - a dive into the past in a modern way | Image 0
Garage Italia reworks an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita Fiat 500 Spiaggina - a dive into the past in a modern way | Image 1
Garage Italia reworks an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita Fiat 500 Spiaggina - a dive into the past in a modern way | Image 2

It is a reissue "vintage meet millennials" of the iconic Fiat model, created in collaboration with Pininfarina and characterized by the absence of roof or soft top and a long list of unique details such as the lowered windscreen and the loading floor covering in staved cork that incorporates the slat design of the teak floors of luxury yachts. The two front seats have been replaced by a tailor-made bench, as in the cars of the 60s, embellished with white and blue Foglizzo Leather upholstery, with a waterproofing treatment.

The coolest detail? A large compartment with integrated mini shower.

Garage Italia reworks an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita Fiat 500 Spiaggina - a dive into the past in a modern way | Image 3
Garage Italia reworks an icon of the Italian Dolce Vita Fiat 500 Spiaggina - a dive into the past in a modern way | Image 4