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Fiat's Mickey Mouse-mobile: The Topolino

Back in the 1930s, what was then the world's smallest car with a four-cylinder engine went into mass production. The Fiat 500 was better known as the Topolino – or the Mickey Mouse-mobile – a pioneering predecessor of today's subcompact cars.

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Apart from the rear-wheel drive that prevailed at the time, its basic design is very similar to that of modern compacts.