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The introduction of the Fiat 600 in 1955 meant the start of the
era of Italian mass mobility. For the first time in their lives many
Italians could afford to have their own motor car.|
In 1957 the market was broken open even further with the introduction
of the Fiat 500, the successor of the Fiat Topolino.
did not seem to have received much enthusiasm from Vignale. In
1957 the spider 'Mickey mouse' was presented, followed in the next year
by the Minnie, a coupe version of the little spider. It lasted almost
10 years before the Fiat 500 returned in the Vignale
catalogues as the Vignale Gamine.