Retro! Car companies can't stop making them, old people can't stop buying them! That's how it works, right?
The Chrysler-Fiat operation is making sure you don't forget that they own the retro market, and they can pull this off because they've got a bunch of legacy vehicles in their stable. Here's the "1957 Edition" Fiat 500, paying tribute to the original Cinquecento that debuted in 1957.
It's got all the same underpinnings as a base-spec 500 — 1.4L Multi-Air engine, five-speed manual — but has lots of touches that recall the original. Notably, the vintage wheels, chrome bumpers and color. It comes in that blue above, as well as white or a light green. And yes, it also has a sport mode. You can read plenty more about that over at Releases.
Either way, it should bring in a few more curious shoppers to the Fiat-branded dealers, which it really needs right now considering recent dust-ups concerning the Alfa Romeo 4C. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but it'll be in showrooms in "early 2014," Chrysler says.
Fun fact: A pre-production version of this was at the L.A. Auto Show last year, and Jason Torchinsky broke it. Whoops!