The Fiat Ritmo is a Hot Wheels casting based on the production car of the same name, debuting in the 1983 Hot Wheels. The Ritmo was called the Strada in the UK and the USA ("Ritmo" was thought to be hard for English speakers to pronounce), but the real car had bad rust protection and wasn´t particularly popular. The "Abarth" badge on the Hot Wheels version refers to a famous Italian company who developed "tuned" versions of various Fiats for rallying and racing.
The Fiat Ritmo (Strada) has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:
|Col #||Year||Series||Color / Tampo||Base Color||Window Color||Interior Color||Wheel Type||Toy #||Country||Notes / Variations||Photo|
|3287||1983||Mainline||Silver / black "Abarth 2000" on sides||Black metal||brown tinted w/ lines on rear window||brown||BW||France||detailed windows|
|1983||LEO Mattel India - Speed Fleet||Green / White graphic (a squid?)||Unpainted metal||Clear||cream||BW||3287||India|
|LEO Mattel India||White stripe, #3||Unpainted metal||Clear||Cream||BW||India|