The 2018 Fiat 500 Anniversario Special Edition is now on sale in Australia, celebrating the iconic Italian nameplate's 60th anniversary.

Designed to commemorate the beginning of production for the legendary Fiat 500 in Turin, Italy, some 60 years ago, the car is a retro limited-edition variant of the current 'Series 4' 500 hatchback to Australia.

Priced at $21,990 before on-road costs, or$2000 more than the 500 Lounge manual, the Anniversario gets exclusive 'heritage paint' options – Sicilia Orange and Riviera Green – along with 16-inch vintage-style alloy wheels with diamond-turned finish, chrome accents on the bonnet and mirror caps, and special seat trim with horizontal-striped fabric and embroidered '500' logo.

You also get special build plaques and badging throughout.

Being based on the top-spec Lounge variant, the 500 Anniversario is powered by the same 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine as the wider Fiat 500 range, which develops 51kW of power and 102Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front wheels via either a five-speed manual or six-speed 'Dualogic' automated manual.

Other features carried over from the donor car include a Uconnect 5.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation, bluetooth phone and audio streaming, rear parking sensors, DAB+ digital radio, and a 7.0-inch TFT driver's instrument display.

Just 60 examples of the 500 Anniversario Special Edition will be available across Australia.

Note: Overseas Fiat 500C Anniversario shown. We're waiting on Fiat Australia for more images

Fiat 500 Anniversario Special Edition pricing

500 Anniversario hatch - $21,990/$23,490 (5MT/6AT)

All prices exclude on-road costs