No, not the Fiat 850; by 2050, it will be almost forgotten, along with those of us that remember it from our youth. In Ed’s post last week (“Curbside (Future) Classics”), I posited that future Curbside Classics will be the cars that today’s kids have been growing up with, but I didn’t really have a good example to give. Then coming home last night, we found ourselves behind a Hummer. Aha! That’s it! Decades from now, folks will be regaling each other with memories of having ridden in one, or about the guy down the street who had one, or – god forbid – having actually owned one. And finding one on the street will be about as likely as finding a Fiat 850 Spider today.
– August 19, 2012