SEMA eNews Vol. 12, No. 7, February 19, 2009

Spy Shots: Open Air Mini Motoring, Italian-Style

Dust off your Fix-It-Again-Tony jokes: the new Fiat 500 convertible is due at European dealerships within a few months, and is a likely candidate for import to North America. Spy shooter Brenda Priddy's network caught this showroom-ready, pre-production specimen 500 Cabrio soft-top in Europe.

Priddy says the top is a retractable roof design—"more like a targa," she says—which wouldn't require a redesign of the body and will set it apart from competitors, such as the MINI or VW Beetle convertibles.

Photos copyright Brenda Priddy & Company. Reuse or reproduction without copyright holder's consent is prohibited.

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