The FIAT 127 that was brought out as a replacement model for the FIAT 850 was designed by Pio Manzù (he also designed the Austin Healey 3000 and a few Piaggio scooter models). This model, which was produced in Italy between 1971 and 1983, was very popular because of its safety features that included crumple zones, polypropylene-made covers on steel bumpers, articulated steering column, etc..
A car firm in Athens, Greece called the Autokinitoviomihania Ellados, decided to adapt the FIAT 127 and turn it into an SUV, much like the Citroen Mehari, which was adapted from the Citroen 2CV. Based on a SUV model that was designed by the Italian design house, Fissore, the FIAT 127 Amico turned out to be a hit in Greece as the company made use of a certain provision that allowed them to bypass a few taxes and sell it at a lower price.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|- On plinth (platform base)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6 x 3 x 3|