Saturday, August 14, 2010

Reflections Weekend--The Yellow Fiat

I came across this car in a gallery window downtown. It is a Fiat, year unknown to me. There were a couple of other cars inside, but I couldn't go in since the gallery was closed. I like the contrast between the old Fiat and the newer cars reflected in the glass.

See more reflections on James' Reflections Weekend.

17 comments:

Tash said...

NICE! great reflection and a true vintage auto.
Daria (from Pozega) and I would scream "Fico!" and frighten everyone in the car when we saw one. My dad (6'1") would squeeze into a Zastava 650 with a door that hinged at the back. I hear it was humorous to see him get in and out. I hear they are manufacturing the Fico again.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Owen said...

A lovely yellow dinosaur... and I'll bet the hubcaps could give some nice reflections if one could get close enough to them...

Dindin MK said...

Beautiful!
Nice reflections too...

Judith said...

I think this is a Fiat 128. Maybe not, but a Fiat 128 (not a 4-door) was my first and only new car. I bought it in 1974, $3,000 new, and it was olive green and I loved it. No air conditioning. No radio. I loved it anyway.

Randy said...

I want one! What a fun photo!

Martha Z said...

That is an interesting juxtaposition.

knez011 said...

This should be Fiat 1300, the venerable "hiljadu trista" or better known as "tristac"

Bibi said...

Hello, readers. Knez, Judith: Someone also wrote me directly about this car, claiming it was the famous 'tristac' Zastava 1300. I Googled that car and it seems to be. (But it did say Fiat on the front; believe the two companies were linked.)

Check out this link and also here's part of what it says:

"Today, many across the former Yugoslavia recall the 1300 as Zastava's best automobile ever: the Jugoslovenski Mercedes, they call it. 201,160 copies of the 1300 and 1500 were produced from 1961 through December 20th, 1979."

Francisca said...

I'd be happy to motor along in that mellow yellow tristac.

Alexa said...

If you had this bright yellow car here in NYC, you could pretend to be a taxicab and make some extra cash. Looks like you're part of this reflection too, yes?

Gaelyn said...

You certainly have the eye for the unusual. Nice contrast between the old and the new in reflection.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Bibi
I do love that vintage car! wow cool reflection picture, great work!
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Leif Hagen said...

What a great reflective photo of that FIAT! I missed your blog while my family and I were on a one month vacation visiting relatives in Sweden and Norway! I'm baaaack!

Daryl said...

Cool catch!

James said...

I like this shot because there is so much to see. Even you in the right corner. :)

John McDevitt said...

I too like the contrast. The Fiat is an oldie.