[youtube width=”720″ height=”480″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm3xjZbOSgU[/youtube]
The Centro Storico Fiat is a wonderful thing: it’s the automaker’s historic library, and they have a pretty great YouTube account that uploads old promotional videos and footage. It’s mostly all in Italian, but that is barely a hindrance, when the picture material is this good.
The first video to go is a 1981 film called “Ritmo è bello”, which shows the ’81 range for the car that was known as the Strada in the States. The cars are lovely, but they aren’t the only nice thing about the clip. I’m obviously talking about the enormous cardboard props.