Fiat did something very noble. The company created a literally one-of-a-kind example of the Fiat 500 and donated it to be aucitoned at the "I Defend Gala 2015" charity gala to support the cause of the "Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Europe" Foundation, which, as the name implies, fights for human rights.
The main event of the prestigious gala in Monte Carlo was the donation of the first-ever manufactured convertible model from the new generation of Fiat 500. It is painted in "Bossa Nova White", has a vivid red roof, and comes with the Lounge trim and the 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a modest 69 horsepower.
Casting aside all doubts about this vehicle being 'only' a Fiat 500 from a production line, is the fact that it has been, according to the company, "personalised with skill and flair by the Umbrian master craftsman Stefano Conticelli, who by using leather as a medium knows how to express the excellence of Italian products, just like the New 500." The artist has hand-applied and customized the exteriror with calfskin, giving it a honey-gold leather trim. The natural honey gold colour was used to enhance the car's iconic style elements, including wheel arches, rear light clusters, headlights and chrome-plated whiskers. On the other hand, the mirror domes have been covered with mahogany.
At the tailgate you'll find something surprising and most welcome on a sunny day: an affixed picnic basket made of matching materials. The leather trim has been outlined with the sky blue line, running under the windows – a tribute to the famous Riva yachts.
The gala evening on July 16 was conducted by Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, actress and author and President of the "Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights" Foundation.