The Fiat 600 Eden Roc (or 600 Multipla Marine) was a “beach car” designed by Pininfarina in the mid-1950s. It was explicitly meant for Gianni Agnelli, owner of Turin’s carmaker, who urgently needed a comfortable and fun vehicle for his guests to come explore the vast property he had in Villefranche-sur-Mer, around Villa La Leopolda, on the French Riviera.
The view of the sea that would surround the Eden Roc inspired Pininfarina to add wood finishing on the car – a clear homage to Riva motorboats.
The extravagant model was presented at Turin’s Motor Show in 1956. Only three were ever made, one of which is said to have belonged to Henry Ford, who fell in love with this fantastic seaside car.