When car and architecture are a perfect match
This SEAT 600 has spent its whole life under a unique roof designed by a renown architect.
Without a doubt the SEAT 600 is the most popular car in Spain. The small car was key to put the country on four wheels after a long post war era.
Starting in the 50’s decade, a new generation of Spanish architects began to give a new, modern image to the cities all around the country, designing unique buildings following the latest trends, and using new and modern materials. Names like Fisac, Saenz de Oiza or De la Sota, were among the most notable ones.
Miguel Fisac, designed in the late 50s a roofed parking to be placed at the Statistic College in Madrid. The wavy design of the pillared roof, built of concrete was revolutionary.
This SEAT 600 is another late 50s icon, like the place where is parked. This little white 600E was built and registered in 1972 and since then has been in hands of the building janitor and his family. Always parked under the beautiful Fisac roof, and next to the A6 highway, it has been welcoming the drivers entering Madrid for 49 years. Recently restored from its bruises and age marks, it will be probably there, making a gorgeous mid 20th century scene for many more years.