The rally-team of Mejsnar/Jecha participates in rallies in the Czech Republic in a Fiat 850 and does so quite convincingly. On YouTube a found a film of their run. Click on the lower image to see the film.
In the box with images to be scanned, I came across a number of photos of Fiat 850's "on the road". Just nice to show these here.
The first photo proves that the Fiat 850 was a huge success right after its introduction: I have the photo in large format and I mainly see 850s on this train. I can see more than 150 850's.
Once you got your hands on one of those Fiat 850s, you could put it on the train in the run-up to your vacation.
This next picture shows that Italian magazine Quattroruote never missed an opportunity to take a car for a ride. This time with a Fiat 850. The reason? A test of an Autovox Bikini car radio. All of Northern Italy was visited. The Fiat 1500 Comfort was tested too.
People also toured the hills in their Fiat 850. Cruising the countryside, always nice to do.
Delft. Beautiful city that I usually pass at high speeds. At the beginning of the 80s there was at least one reason to slow down because a very succesful Autocross was organised on a regular basis. Fiat 850s participated with the intrepid Rob de Jong and Steef de Raaf at the wheel. Sponsored by Pucks Pub. Who hasn't ever had a cold beer in that bar???
Driver's briefing. I see a Fiat 850 Coupé and a Fiat 850 Special in the front row
Rob de Jong on the starting line. He left his roll-over-bar at home. Too heavy.
All cars that Fiat produces have to go to customers, all over the world. Not only trailers, but trains and ships were used for this. Because most of us never have seen Fiat 850s transported on ships and trains, I have some images for you:
These are going to be shipped to the USA
These trains leave the Mirafiori factory to various importers in Europe.
Long ago there were lots of Fiat 850's in streets everywhere. Sometimes somebody took a picture with an 850 in view. Why? Usually because there was something else to see and the 850 was a collatheral catch. But not on this site! Every 850 counts! Not only Berlina's were spotted.
All these cars are red. Is this a coincidence? Nowadays streets looks a lot duller with all the black and gray vehicles.
Dutch car magazine "Autoweek" has an interesting column: "In the wild" where this time a Fiat 850 was reviewed.
It appears to be in good condition and has been treated to a lot of accessories in its long life: fog lights, special grille, Abarth emblems, air scoops on the hood and spoilers on the windscreen wipers. After all, you want to make sure these don't flutter at high speed. According to Autoweek, there are still 61 in the Netherlands at the time of writing.