Built from 1956 to 1968, the Multipla had an unmistakable appearance with a flat, squashed “face” and egg-shaped body. What it lacked in beauty, it made up for in cheeky charm. To optimize the use of space, the driver’s seat and adjacent passenger seat were positioned above the front axle. Behind them, you could have one or two more rows of seats, to accommodate a total of six people, or you could swap the second and third row seating for cargo space only.
Launched in 1956, the 600 Multipla was the world’s first Multi-Purpose Vehicle. Thanks to its variable seating layout, the car could accommodate two to six people, not to mention bulky loads, in a length of just three and a half meters. It could even double up as a small camping van –