Annetta Calisi and her husband have restored their Fiat 500D to the same specification with which it left the factory in 1964. The result is a cheeky yellow cinquecento that looks the part of a 1960's movie star car. For that matter, so does Annetta, who dresses appropriately mod for this latest Petrolicious video, The Speed of Sunshine.

At one point in the video, the lucky owner mentions, "I keep saying 'fun' don't I?" which does a fine job of summing up what it must be like to own this little rascal. Watch below, and smile.

Have you seen the rest of the really well-made Petrolicious video series? If you like classic metal, well shot and well recorded, you should check out our tag page, here (we think you've earned a little video break).


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      ryanandrewmartin
      • 1 Year Ago
      She's right, that is an ootstanding color.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow... that car just seems to complement them both. A happy couple, with a happy little car.
      Annetta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hi everyone, Thanks for the lovely comments so far! I cannot tell you how nervous I was to see and hear the video for the first time, but the kind comments help. The Petrolicious crew was awesome and obviously edited a ‘fun’ little video ;) Annetta :)
        Annetta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Annetta
        Not sure what happened there but my quotes between the word fun turned into weird a\'s after hitting submit.
          Dolphin Troy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Annetta
          Hey Annetta, Congratulations! What a great video! I have the older sister to your car. I have 3 vintage Fiats. A red 1968 Fiat 500 Abarth. The older sister is a yellow 1963 Fiat 500 with suicide doors but my top goes back farther than your car, and my pride and joy is my peach colored 1962 Fiat 500 Jolly. i would love to hear more about your restoration from you or your husband. i will be glad to send you pictures if you would like. troy@hillierenterprises.com
      Kenny
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a '63 myself -- a little red one. It's a blast! Good motoring!
      mdcwave
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great little video, please more like this!
      rcavaretti
      • 1 Year Ago
      Brilliant concept and execution in textbook design for minimalist transportation. 'Jolly' versions go for crazy money, being the preferred beach side (and yacht transportable) vehicle for the ultra rich in both the Italian and French riviera.
      Robert Bleumer
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's exactly the same feeling I get when I'm driving my yellow Fiat barchetta. Dolce vita at it's best.
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Robert Bleumer
        Our Spider 2000 needs reassembled after a paint job & some welding. Can't wait until its ready to go: hopefully by fall.
          Rick C.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Teleny411
          124/2000 prices are starting to seriously appreciate.
      johnnythemoney
      • 1 Year Ago
      Visit Italy and behold of how many of those are still around in rural areas and smaller cities. Though the new model provoked an increase in value of the old model and many sold them or just kept them out of the road.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thanks for the tag link to the other videos. There goes the rest of my night.
      anon
      • 1 Year Ago
      My dad had a 59 Bianchina, I think the engine was a little more powerful tho, and I think he actually did take it on the fwys. occasionally. It was his daily driver from the Pomona Valley to Pasadena before the freeway. I thought tho it was cool that it could park in other places where (back then) most cars would just pass on, like a parking spot that was blocked by a light standard, the car could be driven around it and the car could be parked in the space.
      Trent
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well done video and I really love the way they enjoy the car. Looks like "fun".
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