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On the nautical ropes in the Fiat Portofino beach car

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Aug 27th, 2008 at 12:56PM

Click above for hi-res gallery of the PortofinoFiat took one of its Fiorino vans, chopped off, well, most of it, and dubbed it the Portofino. Supposedly no more than a study for the Caravan Show that starts in Dusseldorf later this week, the golden, buggy-like conveyance is an homage to the 1960s. In a time before Fiat was building $200,000 supercars, coachbuilders were adding open-topped bodies to Fiat chassis like this for fun in the Italian sun.To stress the beachgoing theme, the Portofino has wood laminate flooring and natural fibers treated with a special waterproofing for the interior... Read More

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