1960 Fiat 600D Speciale (Vignale)
Fiat 600D/750 Speciale Coupe (Vignale), 1960-64
Fiat 600D/750 Speciale Spider (Vignale), 1960-64
Fiat 600D/750 Vignalina, 1960-64 - coupé and spider
The 600 based coupe and spider were really the cars which made the name of Vignale famous with the Italian public. Clothing the standard Fiat mechanicals in all-new pretty bodies, these cars provided a more desireable product at a modest price.
The introduction of the Fiat 600 in 1955 meant the start of the era of Italian mass mobility. For the first time in their lives many Italians could afford to have their own motor car.
Vignale was eager to produce their own interpretations on the Fiat 600 right from its introduction.
In 1960 Fiat offered the 600 in a variant with an engine enlarged to 750 cc. Vignale offered three new models dubbed the 750 Berlinetta, 750 Coupe and 750 Spider.
A few years later the German Neckar, a joint venture of Fiat and NSU built the 600 under license. To complement their range Neckar offered the 750 Coupe as well, now named the Neckar-Jagst 770 Riviera.
Source: www.carsfromitaly.net; www.vignale.org