1981 Fiat Strada

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I think I've seen a total of two Stradas during the last 20 years, both in Alameda. » 6/05/10 9:00am 6/05/10 9:00am

Cocaine Not Included: Experience The 80s In A Fiat Ritmo!

Those of us in North America knew this fine Italian automobile as the Strada, and we pretty much backed away from it in horror. Not so in Europe, where car buyers kept buying the things until 1988. » 5/09/10 11:00am 5/09/10 11:00am

1980 Fiat Ritmo: Satan On Board!

North Americans knew the Fiat Ritmo as the Strada » 9/05/08 11:00am 9/05/08 11:00am, but did they realize that the little Bertone-styled machine was possessed by Just watch as the happy Ritmo-equipped family gets tailgated by a menacing Jaguar (or maybe it's a Daimler)… but then Papa stands on the gas, all sixty rampaging Italian horses kick in, and…

Fiat Ritmo: Handbuilt By Robots!

After seeing a 1981 Fiat Strada as today's Down On The Street car, it seems only right that we should see an ad for its European sibling, the Fiat Ritmo. Naturally, car buyers of the time were eager to buy vehicles made by Italian robots, and who can blame them? » 3/25/08 11:00am 3/25/08 11:00am