Fiat Convertible Top

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Fiat convertible tops have been a part of Fiat cars since the 1950s. 1958 saw the release of two convertible Fiats, the 500 Topolino and the Bianchi and Bianchina. Both cars included a simple, rollback soft-top design that could be considered closer to a glorified manual sunroof than a convertible top. Replacement tops for both cars are available in vinyl, with plastic rear windows like the original.

`60s-era Fiats such as the 1200 originally used a blend of cotton and rayon for their tops. The Siata and Siata Spring used cloth as well, though crushed grain and pinpoint vinyl are also available as replacements. Crushed Grain vinyl is a tough, coarse grain material that is similar in appearance to many British convertible vinyl materials.

From 1970 on, many Fiat convertible tops were manufactured out of a kind of vinyl that is very similar to Haartz Pinpoint vinyl. At this point, Fiat's convertible tops were available in a very limited range of colors, usually consisting of black and some shade of tan. As is the case with earlier Fiat tops, `70s tops usually had a single plastic rear window.

Purchasing a Fiat Convertible Top

Fiat convertible tops for many Fiat models are available from convertible suppliers and automotive interior specialists. Most retail locations deal with Haartz tops, and stock a wide variety of materials and color choices to suit many tastes and budgets. Internet-based convertible accessory stores can be reachable via email to answer and product-related or service questions that you may have.

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