Lot 115: Fiat 110/103 Berlina
As a successor to the pre-war model of the same name, Fiat presented the 1100 103 Berlina at the Geneva Saloon in 1953. It really was a new car throughout, featuring attractive four door bodywork with 'suicide' doors at the front and conventional ones for the rear passengers. The gearbox was operated through a column shift, allowing for a bench front seat which could accommodate three, albeit smallish, people, while the engine was a 1,098cc four cylinder unit with overhead valves producing some 40bhp, enough to attain speeds of around 70mph/110kph . The Fiat 1100 had some notable success in racing and rallying and to this day many are used for historic competition. Another proof of the popularity of this model is its success in India, where it was built under licence from 1964 until 2000 as the Premier Padmini, making it for decades, together with the Hindustan Ambassador, amongst the most popular models on the Indian subcontinent. Even today, fleets of the Premier Padmini are being used as taxis in the big cities. This delightful model from the first series of production comes from a small private collection and, having undergone a comprehensive restoration in 1999, it is described by the vendor as being in excellent condition throughout. As with many car models, the early ones are the most sought-after and collectable and this little gem is no exception. Finished in black with a black cloth interior, this delightful little saloon leaves little to be desired.
La 1100 -103 venne presentata al Salone dell'auto di Ginevra del 1953. Rispetto alla precedente omonima si presentava completamente rinnovata sia per quanto riguarda la meccanica, pur mantenendo la stessa cilindrata, che per il telaio, sostituito da una carrozzeria portante e dotata delle attraenti porte anteriori controvento. Questo delizioso modello della prima serie di produzione, rifinito in nero con interni in stoffa dello stesso colore, viene da una piccola collezione privata e sottoposta a un restauro complessivo nel 1999, ci viene descritta dal venditore in condizioni ottimali. Registrata ASI.
Auto Moto d'Epoca Padova|
Coys, Padova, Fiera di Padova, Hall 5B, Italy
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||€10620|
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|Number of doors||4|