Camila Camanzi learned how to drive in her red Fiat 500, which she named Baby
Like Rafael and Tatiana, Camila (pictured right) had no plans let go of her Fiat 500, but an accident changed the direction of this story. “My dad was driving it and was hit in the rear so badly that the car was totaled. Fortunately, nothing happened to my father, but the Baby was completely destroyed. I was devastated and cried a lot, especially when I went to the shop to say goodbye to it. I didn't want to leave it. It was my first car. Just talking about it makes me want to cry”, she says.
How to explain this huge love for the 500? For Rafael Dea, it has to do with the charm of the car. “It’s impossible to look at it without feeling a rapport. It's not just a car, there is an entire history behind it, like the Lambreta scooters. I look at the 500 and feel an inner peace, charisma, it's a special car”, according to him. “It's iconic, it blends the classic with the modern in a way no other car can”, adds Tatiana. “When you look at other vehicles, none of them have the charm of the Fiat 500. It's unique, with no substitute”, Camila adds.
The end of its importation left many Fiat 500 fans very sad. “I was upset, although that made my car even more exclusive. I hope Fiat brings the 500X to Brazil, because I'm also crazy about this version”, says Rafael, referring to the compact SUV derived from the 500 that Fiat is looking into importing. “The brand was able to make a small car, a versatile model without losing its essence and that delights me. I would only change my current 500 for a 500X”, he reinforces.
Camila also dreams of the return of the classic car. “I really want to have another red one, just like Baby. Now what remains are the memories. Every time I see one out on the street it reminds me of the good times with my Fiat 500, which I loved.”
Words: Leandro Alvares
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