Rome is beautiful in the twilight, as evident from my photo of the river.
Oh wait- that’s not what we’re about here. So lets move on; You’ve seen the more-common CCs in part 1. I will now continue on that post with more odds and sods.
I haven’t seen this in a long time:
Anyone for a Picnic?
This may not look impressive, but the Bravo is a rare sight these days, even in Rome. Also note the “Chevy” behind it.
Although I’ve discussed small cars in part 1, these next three are not all that common in Rome. I think they held on purely by their fit for the environment, i.e., the narrow streets:
The C2 is rapidly vanishing from the streets. This was once a great “first car”, especially for younger drivers.
Remember the 4Four? So small you carry your language in the roof.
Hang on- what’s this doing here? Look closely, that’s no Dodge.
I’ve seen this in my previous visit to Rome, and now I’ve confirmed it: There are more Lancia Lybra SWs than sedans present. It might be that this once-executive car is now so cheap, that it’s worth holding on to. In any case, there are quite a few of them- sadly, most are neglected much like the Ypsilon discussed in part 1.
Here’s another, somewhat cleaner.
A similar, yet more modern alternative to the Lybra SW is this- the Fiat Stilo (hatchback version can be seen in part 1 as one of the Polizia vehicles).
And now lets turn to sports cars and the like:
This is another car I haven’t seen in a while.
But surely, the Barchetta is just as rare as the MGF.
Then there’s this sports car… Say what you will, it is rare- at least in Rome.
We cannot avoid classic Golfs, can we?
I’ve even found a tree-hugging Mk 1 convertible.
Ok, it’s more of a stump than a tree.
And now I’m coming up to the really rare ones. I think all these have ceased to be common all over, not just Rome- well, they might still be seen more commonly in France:
The off-road Mk 1 Scenic might be the first of its kind (although I’m not entirely sure about that).
And the BIG XM. I can still remember when it was introduced, the total of thirteen windshields all around (also counting one inner glass).
The prize for the most rare car I’ve seen on this trip has to go to this.
Anyone here ever remove its roof? I mean in its entirety.
I’ll finish off with two lovely Classic Fiats, brought in to this Piazza for pre- Christmas celebrations:
That’s it. As I said in part 1, I recommend wholeheartedly to visit Rome, at least once in your life.