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Classic Fiat 500s create a buzz in Holt town centre

PUBLISHED: 14:16 04 May 2019 | UPDATED: 14:16 04 May 2019

Classic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre.  Pictures: David Bale

Classic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Pictures: David Bale

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Classic Fiat 500s are renowned for putting smiles on people's faces and they are doing the trick in Holt town centre today.

Classic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Mandy Edmonds in front of her car. Pictures: David BaleClassic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Mandy Edmonds in front of her car. Pictures: David Bale

The Fiat 500 Club arrived in town on a north Norfolk tour and the cars are parked in Fish Hill and the Market Plain.

Organiser Steve Edmonds said: “We've got 26 or 27 here; one or two broke down on the way.

“They made them from 1957 to 1975, and we've got some here from the early 1960s.

“What's special about them is that it's just a fun car, very basic, and you can fix them quickly and cheaply. Everybody loves them. You drive them through town and everybody smiles.”

Classic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Pictures: David BaleClassic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Pictures: David Bale

His wife Mandy came drove her green Fiat 500, and the couple travelled from Northamptonshire as part of the Fiat 500 Club tour.

She said: “We're staying in Blakeney. We're going to Wolferton station and then Sandringham tomorrow, and maybe then, on a seal water trip.

“I bought my car last year at the NEC classic car show.

“It's been renovated by a Rolls Royce restorer, who has put in Connolly leather seats and Wilton carpets, so it's a bit special. It's from 1965. “Fiat 500s are cute and make everybody smile. They're so small, and you don't have so many small cars nowadays.”

Classic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Pictures: David BaleClassic Fiat 500s in Holt town centre. Pictures: David Bale

Elaine Oliver, clerk at Holt Town Council, said: “The town's really buzzing with them here and there's a good vibe.

“We hope to have more free events in the town that people can enjoy, and to heighten Holt's profile.”

The cars will be in the town centre until about 4pm today.

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