Lot 208: Fiat 1100 Pick-Up
The Fiat 1100 was first introduced in 1937 as an updated version of the 508 Balilla (its real name was the 508C) with a look similar to the 1936 Fiat 500 Topolino and the larger 1500, with the typical late-thirties heart-shaped front grille, with styling by the emerging designer, Dante Giacosa It was powered by a 1,089 cc four cylinder overhead-valve engine. Drive was to the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox, and for the period, its comfort, handling, and performance were prodigious, making it the only people's car that was also a driver's car
Subsequently the car underwent a partial restyling around the front end and gained new streamlined window-shaped louvres and was renamed the 1100B and popularly known as the 1100 musone . After World War II, in 1949, the car was re-introduced with a curvy trunk and new name, the 1100E. Both the 508C and the 1100B were also available as the long wheelbase 508L which was mainly used for vans and taxis. The car evolved over a number of years with many variations being made.
This delightful Fiat Pick-Up was manufactured in 1955. According to the vendor it has been comprehensively restored some 5 years ago and is still presented, according to the vendor, in good condition in all respects. Only recently the engine has benefitted from a rebuild of the cylinder head with a new set of valves as well as gaskets. It also has been upgraded with a double barrel Weber carburettor and a pretty Nardi steering wheel. Offered with Italian registration documents.
Painted in green with Italian livery on the door panels, this would be a great entry to Goodwood Revival ( subject to invitation) and other classic car events in the UK or in Europe.
Fine Motor cars incl. The Jaguar Legend|
Coys, Blenheim Palace,Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PX
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£6490|
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|Number of doors||2|