Story about supermini Fićo
In period of „golden times”, 40 years Yugoslavia (1948 – 1988) changed beyond recognition.
It developed its own brand of socialism, and a society far more open than that of its communist neighbors. Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia were set up as a federation of six republics, with borders drawn along ethnic and historical lines.
At home the federation appeared to have solved the bitter national questions of the past, living standards were high and, unlike in other communist countries, citizens were free to travel to the west, either to work or to take holidays.
Supermini Fico was the car that mobilized ex Yugoslavia. The production began in October 1955 and ended in November 1985. Car was nicknamed supermini “Fićo“ was a symbol of the modernization and success in the new socialist society. Not only a family car, but driving school, ambulance or police car, or as a car suitable for even long-distance journeys like shopping in Italy.
The Zastava 750, Fico Supermini, as a car had a great influence on popular culture in the second Yugoslavia and Croatia. Many songs, jokes and movies were concentrated on the character of this car.