Wednesday 9th March 1955
The Fiat 600 was presented to the international press in the Exhibition Hall in Geneva. It was received with enthusiastic comments from journalists and experts who praised the adoption of ‘unorthodox, ingenious solutions’. Measuring only 3.22 m (10 ft 7 in) long, it was the first rear-engined Fiat. Capable of 68 mph, all 600 models had 3-synchromesh (no synchromesh on 1st) 4-speed transaxles.