Passionate about old cars, Eduardo has in his collection a 1989 Fiat Prêmio and a 1996 Fiat Elba. His next plan? To have other Fiat classics in his garage.
"What I like most about the Prêmio is the aesthetics. Fiat has this tradition of square cars and that's basically what made me a fan of the car", says the accountant and collector of old vehicles Eduardo Alves Pereira, 46, owner of a four-door 1989 Fiat Prêmio 1989 SL 1.3.
Eduardo has several models in his collection, but confesses that the vehicles of the Italian automaker deserve his special affection. "If I were a millionaire, I'd have a copy of every old Fiat. They were the cars I saw most on the street as a kid, so driving one of these makes me go back to the 1980s and 1990s. It's nostalgic, very good," he explains.
Eduardo's search for a Prêmio in good condition was motivated by another Fiat car. "I bought a 1996 Elba from a friend and fell in love with the station wagon. That's when I thought, 'why not have a couple?' I started searching and found this 1989 Prêmio totally original. I'm the second owner, and I can prove it. His document contained the previous license plate the yellow one for that time", he points out, in reference to the oldest standard of vehicle registration plates in Brazil.
Another aficionado who has great memories of the Fiat Prêmio during childhood is the cargo transportation driver Guilherme Augusto Veras (cover photo), 27 years old. "My father had a 1988 CS Prêmio. Unfortunately, I didn't find one identical to my father's, but I'm completely in love with my 1991 S 1.3 Prêmio."
For Veras, the robustness of the Fiat Prêmio makes it a vehicle of respect to this day. "It’s a brave car! I've seen people carrying up water tanks in a Fiat Prêmio. It's got strength and room. It might be small in measurements compared to current cars, but this is good because it fits in tight spaces", he praises.
"Fiat Prêmio Sporting"
How about an updated passion with new technologies? The Fiat Prêmio that store manager Sérgio Shigueo Ougaki, 30, got from his father was fully customized and received numerous resources to be, in the design of its owner, the Prêmio that did not go out of line. "Originally, it was a blue 1991 SL 1.6 Prêmio, which at the time only had alarm and automatic door locks. Today, it has items such as digital instrument panel, cameras for parking assistance, engine start button, trunk that opens by itself by putting your foot under the rear bumper and even locking and opening doors with an app on a smartphone", he reveals.