The legendary Fiat 500 has achieved another benchmark as it has made its way into the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, on its 60th anniversary. MoMA has acquired a 1968 Fiat 500 F “Berlina” that will join the museum’s permanent collection.
By acquiring this model, MoMA pays homage to one of the most famous cars of the 20th century, celebrated for its style and its design, which have inspired many artists. The Fiat 500 F “Berlina” was in production from 1965 to 1972. With its 499.5cm3, 18hp engine, it managed a top speed of 95km/h (59 mph). In total, more than four million Fiat 500 cars (of various models) were produced between 1957 and 1975. A new generation saw the light of day in 2007.
This isn’t the first car to make it into MoMA. The museum already owns several iconic models as part of its collection, including a 1952 Jeep 4×4, a 1961 Jaguar Type E Roadster, a 1965 Porsche 911 Coupé, a 1990 Ferrari F1 and a Smart “Smart & Pulse” Coupé from 1998.