John, a.k.a. mac350, writes:
Every day I ride past this abandoned junk yard in NW Arkansas and watch as this old Fiat 850 turns back into the elements. It puzzles me why such a neat little car would wind up in this relatively remote location off the beaten path. Old Fiats are very rare in this neck of the woods. I haven’t seen a running old Fiat since I moved here 7 years ago. This one has 60K on the clock and still has the glass, instruments and even the filler cap. The hub caps are still on the steelies. In fact the body isn’t all that bad. I need to find out who owns the property and make them an offer for some souvenirs.
While we stopped doing the V.I.S.I.T. series where you, hoons, send us the stuff that you see in traffic due to lack of participation, occasionally a good V.I.S.I.T. sighting still pops up in the tips email. This is one of those times; rare car, interesting car, patina (boatload of it in this case), randomly seen in public.
Hit the jump for more pictures.
How did it get there? Did someone just forget about it? Those are things that will always bother me.
Once upon a time someone loved this car.
I need to move to a place where rust does not exist.