Thursday, May 21, 2009

Yesterday's Minivan - The Fiat 600D Multipla

The next time that neighbor (you know the one, the guy who drives a Sienna) makes some snide remark about your microcar, you might want to remind him that his minivan has microcar roots.

The 6-seat Fiat 600D Multipla is the grandfather of the modern minivan. It was a people-hauler, it was a taxi, and it had seats that folded flat to accomodate loads. (And that was in the days before Home Depot.)

If you have a sudden craving for one of these cars, check out the June 7th Bonhams auction in Greenwich, Connecticut. A nice example has been consigned, with an estimate of $30,000-$35,000.

Happy bidding!

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