Launched in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show, the Fiat 126 is a rear-engined city car, the replacement of the Fiat 500. Although inheriting the 500’s wheelbase, the body design was totally renewed and ended up resembling a scaled-down Fiat 127. This model was produced until 1993, selling more than 4 million units until the Cinquecento came out to the market.
Most of the production of this model was undertaken in Poland, where it became a symbol of the pop culture in its variant, the 126p. The little engine’s capacity of precisely 594cc producing 23 horsepower, less than 600 kg of curb weight, rear-wheel drive and a four-speed manual gearbox, made of this little one a truly powerful road warrior. If you like compact classics, this car is a must-have.