This website uses affiliate links. When you buy something through these links, we may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.

< Overview >

Fiat 500 Topolino (1936-1955): books - history

A book on the Fiat 500 Topolino (1936-1955)? Here are illustrated books on the history and technology of Fiat passenger cars.

Fiat 500 (1936-1972) - Brooklands Road Test Portfolio

Brooklands Portfolio book about the Fiat 500 models from the years 1936-1972. Describes the Fiat Topolino, 500, B, Belvedere, 500C, 500D, Jolly, 500F, Berlina and 500K Giardiniera as well as the Radbourne, Steyr and Abarth variants.

  • The articles, taken from contemporary British and American car magazines, provide much information about history, model changes and technology.
  • Also driving impressions, tests, comparison tests, technical specifications, etc.
  • offers also advice for the purchase of a pre-owned Fiat 500.

Click here to know more about the Brooklands Portfolio books

Specs:176 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 1.3 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.51 in, paperback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated
Publisher:Brooklands Books (GB, 2009)
Book: Fiat 500 (1936-1972) - Brooklands Road Test Portfolio

Fiat 500 (1936-1972)

Language: English

Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CA
Buy from Amazon.com

Fiat 500 «Topolino» (1936-1955)

The Fiat 500 "Topolino" revolutionized the concept of mass-produced cars and played a significant role in popularizing motorization in Italy and beyond. Engineered by Dante Giacosa, it navigated successfully through the final years of Fascism, World War II, and the post-war reconstruction period, providing Italians with a simple, affordable, and dependable mode of transportation.

This book comprehensively documents the history of the Fiat 500 "Topolino," from its inception to subsequent evolutions. It is filled with numerous illustrations and detailed technical specifications for each version, offering a thorough exploration of its development and impact on automotive history.

Text in Italian.

Author:Alessandro Sannia
Specs:80 pages, 19.5 x 27 cm / 7.7 x 10.6 in, paperback
Illustrations:120+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Il Cammello (I, 2012)
Book: Fiat 500 «Topolino» (1936-1955)

Fiat 500 «Topolino» (1936-1955)

Language: Italian

Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CA
Buy from Amazon.com

Fiat 500 Topolino - Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia

Sometimes it could happen that a car transforms itself into a symbol so much so that its official denomination is substituted by a name created and enthusiastically adopted by the general public. And that is what happened with the extraordinary Fiat 500, known to one and all as the Topolino.

This book exhaustively covers the life of this historic little car in all its versions, first of all by an interview with the person who can be considered its "father", engineer Dante Giacosa, and ends with a detailed description of the original colours of the bodies and their corresponding trim.
The ample selection of illustrations is of completely original material of the period, as well as patient and valuable research among the specialised press of the day. Ten examples, all owned by collectors, were photographed for the colour section of the book, together with two of the best covers which, at the time, Auto Italiana devoted to the Topolino.

Italian text.

Author:Marco Bossi
Specs:144 pages, 27 x 24.5 cm / 10.6 x 9.7 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Giorgio Nada Editore (IT, 2008)
Series:Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia
Book: Fiat 500 Topolino - Le vetture che hanno fatto la storia

Fiat 500 Topolino

Language: Italian

Buy from Amazon UK
Buy from Amazon CA
Buy from Amazon.com

Related titles:

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Jürgen Lewandowski

German | hardback | 112 p. | 2020

500 Giardiniera, l'utilitaria per il lavoro

500 Giardiniera - The small car for work / L'utilitaria per il lavoro

Matteo Comoglio, Enrico Bo

English + Italian | hardback | 127 p. | 2019

Fiat 500 - The feedom car / L'utilitaria della liberta

Fiat 500 - The feedom car / L'utilitaria della libertà

Matteo Comoglio, Enrico Bo

English + Italian | hardback | 216 p. | 2018

Fiat 500 (1957-1975)

Fiat 500 (1957-1975)

Alessandro Sannia

Italian | paperback | 112 p. | 2018

Fiat 500 - Miracle a l'italienne

Fiat 500 - Miracle à l'italienne

Philippe Berthonnet

French | hardback | 128 p. | 2011

Fiat 500 fuoriserie (seconda edizione)

Fiat 500 fuoriserie (seconda edizione)

Alessandro Sannia

Italian | paperback | 144 p. | 2010

Fiat 500

Fiat 500

Elvio Deganello

Italian | paperback | 144 p. | 2005

< Top >


The TMB Bookshop offers not only general books about Fiat . Click here to discover all books about Fiat (including technical books like workshop manuals, restauration manuals, driver's handbooks, parts catalogues, etc.).

Years: 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955


Last update:05-04-2024