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Fiat 500C 60th Anniversary 2018 pricing and spec confirmed

The 60th Anniversary comes standard with a five-speed 'Dualogic' automatic transmission, with no manual option offered.

Fiat Australia has announced the arrival of the 500C 60th Anniversary edition, with the pint-sized cabriolet to be limited to just 60 units and priced from $28,990 before on-road costs when it arrives in March.

Attracting a $3500 premium over the Lounge variant upon which it is based, the 60th Anniversary comes standard with a five-speed 'Dualogic' automatic transmission, with no manual option offered.

Powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, the front-wheel drive 60th Anniversary produces 51kW of power at 5500rpm and 102Nm of torque at 3000rpm.

Key exterior upgrades include a vintage front logo, chrome front-end finishes, a grey and burgundy waist-rail, chrome side-mirror caps, a grey fabric roof and lightweight 16-inch alloy wheels, as well as dedicated '560' logos on the B-pillars, chrome door sills and nameplate.

On the B-pillars there are dedicated '560' logos. On the B-pillars there are dedicated '560' logos.

It also features two-tone 'Dolcevita' paintwork that is comprised of three-layer white for the body and pastel ivory for the bonnet and pillars.

Inside, a vinyl dashboard and bi-colour floor mats are prominent, as is the 60th Anniversary's ivory leather upholstery that features contrasting burgundy seams and retro tubular elements.

Other standard equipment includes a leather gear lever and steering wheel, a 7.0-inch 'Uconnect' touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity; a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, climate control, foglights and rear parking sensors.

Inside there is a 7.0-inch 'Uconnect' touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Inside there is a 7.0-inch 'Uconnect' touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

According to head of Fiat Brand Australia, Fulvio Antonelli, upgrades to the limited-run variant pay tribute to its lineage.

“The new 60th Anniversary Fiat 500 special-edition epitomises the classic panache and heritage of Fiat’s rich history,” he said.

“This is a gorgeous vehicle that successfully interprets sixty years of automotive charm in an elegant, modern form that will resonate with Fiat aficionados.”

The 500C 60th Anniversary follows the 500 Anniversario from November last year, which was also restricted to 60 examples and priced from $21,990 in manual or $23,490 in automatic guise.

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