Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The unloved Fiats

SuckSqueezeBangBlow is very keen on showing love for the unloved, and here we find two examples of Italian engineering that you probably hadn't considered mod-worthy before; the second model may have simply faded into the automotive background, but the first might be one you actively dislike. Well... until now.

The Fiat Multipla isn't everyone's cup of tea. It's a cleverly packaged thing; perfect for the larger family, with three-abreast seating in the front and rear and a cavernous, van-like boot. But that only-a-mother-could-love-it face causes feelings of anger in many.
This is why EmDee was drawn to is as a project. Not only is it hugely practical, but with a few unusual touches it becomes something unique and praiseworthy. For example, have you ever seen Fiat Coupe alloys on a Multipla? You have now...

Speaking of Coupe alloys, here's another set on a Marea Weekend. Project No Frills is one man's attempt to make the absolute best of a forgotten Fiat. He's sorted the stance with some subtle suspension tweaking, and made the interior a rather more luxurious and pleasant place to be with a custom leather retrim. You may think it's just an ageing estate car with a few stickers on the boot, but the myriad subtle touches prove just how personal a build it is for the smiling chap behind the wheel. In both cases, these are unusual Fiats that you don't see every day; that is, not like this.
Now, what other Fiats are there that we can play with? The Linea? The Siena? The Doblo...?

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