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Fiat 500C Sardinia by Romeo Ferraris – Click above for high-res image gallery

When you think of Italian cars, some of the images that come to mind might be of graceful cabrios gliding along picturesque coastlines. Thing is, short of exotica from Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini or Pagani, the only Italian convertibles currently on offer are the Alfa Spider and Fiat 500C. As gorgeous as it is, the Alfa is on its way out, leaving the Fiat to fend for itself in the meantime. Romeo Ferraris apparently thought the sprightly 500C could use a little jazzing up, so it's released this limited-edition special.

The 500C Sardinia, as it's called, will be limited to just 50 examples. Paying homage to Italy's Emerald Coast, it's decked out in green paint with gold accents and sand-colored cloth roof. The interior is likewise trimmed in the light beige, the leather covers everything short of the dashboard, which gains an innovative cork treatment, and the emerald green floormats to match the exterior. Unfortunately, unlike some of Romeo Ferraris' more extreme performance conversions, the Sardinia's are largely limited to a dual-tip exhaust and 16-inch split-spoke alloys. Have a closer look in the gallery below.

[Source: OmniAuto.it]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      It's really hard to do two-tone right on modern cars, and this one accomplishes that.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should call it Saudi Arabian Green, or Hamas green drop top. It will become very popular in ME.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I believe what he meant my "within me" was inside of himself.
        His intestines are Fiat's #1 market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How old will this design be by the time Chrysler is able to start selling it in the US? I think they're kind of lucky most Americans have no idea what this is and the design will seem very fresh and different to them.

      On the other hand, I'm already quite bored of it and hope they'll do a bit of a refresh soon.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought it is coming to USA this December.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This ocean green is one of my favorite colors. When I first saw the ocean on the east coast of the DR, I couldn't believe it, but it was actually this color, mixed with other greens and blues. 500C Punta Cana Edizione?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Fiat 500 is the new VW Beetle. Does it come with a flower vase?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Don't think I could live with this color over the long-term, but sure seems purrty in pictures.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait for the 500 to arrive... hopefully with the amazing TwinAir engine. Wonder if a box of push pins are included with the odd cork dashboard (a quirky detail, but not a bad one). Nice to see ANY car that's got a fresh color palette with a half-dose of personality. Would never compare the 500 with the New Beetle... but Mini, yes, because these are driver-oriented cars. Fiat has done an exceptional job with its updated yet timeless design, especially the magnificent interior details. Long live Italian car designers! The 500 will stay looking current for many years, as it comes across neither as overly-retro or "me-too" trendy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So cute, but memories of my own nightmare experiences with a 1972 Fiat 124 Spider still echo in my memory. That was fun car, but insanely unreliable and seemed to spend 4 days a month being serviced.

      Is the Fiat of 2010 a much better engineered and reliable product?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually, they are.

        We've got 3 Fiats here:

        1 Marea, 11 years old, 245.000 km's, running on LPG
        1 Seicento, 11 years old, 105.000 km's
        1 barchetta, 14 years old, 145.000 km's

        Apart from the regular maintenance, which we strictly hold on to, hardly anything goes wrong. And, in all this time, they never left me stranded.

        Oh yes, and to why 3 Fiat's?

        Marea is the family saloon, Seicento is the wifes tiny runabout, and the barchetta.... well, if you see it, you're sold....

        Oh, and, you can buy these 3 together for less than 5000 euro's.... no, none of them is for sale...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is this special edition available in the US?