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Rosso Corsa and the iconic red convertible

1965 Fiat 1500
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1965 Fiat 1500 Rosner Motorsports

There’s something about a convertible. A red convertible.

Of course, in the beginning, all cars sported open tops, but they weren’t very ... well ... sporty.

Over time, the convertible took on a special charisma, a personality all its own — sporty, yes, but much more than that. The 1950s and ‘60s became the era of the fun convertible; the sleek, alluring convertible; the convertible that injects excitement into your life.

Emblematic of this period is the 1965 Fiat 1500 Cabriolet, in rosso corsa — racing red. With a list price just under $3,000, it was the most expensive model in Fiat’s U.S. catalog that year. Well-appointed and characterized by upmarket styling, it has been called “one of the most classic Italian sports cars ever produced.”