This is the Fiat 126 Vettura Urbana concept (or ‘city car’ concept, if you translate the Italian… everything sounds better in Italian), revealed in 1976 and designed for Fiat by venerable designer Giovanni Michelotti, who penned lots of nice stuff you haven’t really heard of. His 1961 Alpine A110 was alright, mind. This particular vision of the future was based on the teeny 126 city car, and although small, it wasn’t a toy.
The body STL including the engine can now be downloaded at the following pages. There is also a version with separate STL files for each piece, sliding doors, operational engine parts. The engine parts, pulleys, pistons etc, can be driven by a small electric motor hidden in the transmission which is also connected to the rear wheels. So this model can drive with electric power. With additional work, can be made to run with remote control. A challenging and very nice project to build.
We used to put small propellers on the handlebars of our bicycles when we were kids. Now we got older but we can still do the same thing to our cars or motorbikes. I’ve been designing some toys for big boyz recently.
There are several versions, all stl files are included in the following pages.