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The original Fiat 500 by Gucci was an overwhelming success, quickly garnering over 3,000 pre-orders, pushing the two Italian companies to release a cabriolet version of their customized 500. The 500C by Gucci shares much of the same modifications its hardtop counterpart has, being offered at a little over $28,350. It’ll inherit the same color choices – white with matte chrome trim or black with glossy chrome accents – as the original coupe, and will also sport the same body color-matched 16-inch wheels.
The most significant difference between the two models will be the cabrio’s sliding cloth roof which has been accented with Gucci’s signature green-red-green stripe. The same stripe can be found on the sides of the coupe version.
Inside, the cabriolet doesn’t stray away from the original design, with Gucci accents throughout including the seat belts, seat inserts, shift boot, floor mats and key fob.
GALLERY: Fiat 500C By Gucci
The Fiat 500 By by Gucci will make its official North American debut during New York Fashion Week that takes place between September 8th to September 15th. The collaboration between the two Italian brands for this limited edition 500 also coincides with Gucci’s 90th anniversary.
Unique to Gucci’s Fiat are signature Gucci green/red/green stripes along the body or across the length of the cloth top on the 500c. Chrome “Gucci” signature emblems are on the door frames and hatchback while a uniquely-designed set of 15-inch wheels adorn each corner featuring interlocking “GG” hubcaps and brake pads, which have been lacquered in Gucci green.
The Fiat 500 by Gucci will be available in black or white, with contrasting exterior elements: shiny chrome for the black, satin chrome for the white. On the inside, two-toned seats in Frau leather features Guccissima print while premium leather accents can be seen on the interior door panels and on the hand-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel that are finished in a two-tone ivory and white combo.
And of course Gucci would love if you complemented your Fiat 500 with accessories from their collection which includes travel accessories, small leather goods, tracksuits, bombers, drivers gloves, sunglasses and a watch.
GALLERY: Fiat 500 Gucci
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