Blip: Advanced Cramming

In which we enjoy looking at things shoved into a Fiat 500 trunk

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I’ve never been ashamed of my difficult trunk fetishes, which is why I appreciate when car brochures go out of their way to demonstrate exactly how you can pack the crap out of a tiny and/or weird-shaped trunk. The folded backseat part is easy, whatI’m impressed with is the severe tetrising used to fill that tiny trunk that’s already half-filled with fuel tank and spare tire.

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That’s an early 500D pictured, with the more square fuel tank on the LH side. All of the later variants have a cylindrical tank that sits in the center of the under-bonnet area (my 66 500F is pictured here), making it a lot harder to fit a rectangular suitcase.