CLASSIC CARS

29 MAY 2018
Auction, 0249
2

FIAT 1100 FAMILIARE (1961)

Estimate
12.000 / 15.000

FIAT 1100 FAMILIARE (1961)

PANORAMICA

CHASSIS N. 103H108-772510

ENGINE: IN LINE 4

DISPLACEMENT: 1089 CM3

POWER:  50 BHP

BODY STYLE: STATION WAGON

AN ELEGANT ITALIAN STATION WAGON

That of the Fiat 1100 is a long family line, going back to the 508C of 1937. This car was mildly adapted and proposed in the post-war years, but a whole new model was created and launched in 1953.

The 1100/103 had a brand new monocoque motor car, but the engine was still strongly related to the pre-war 1100, which was so good that it lasted for a quarter century. The new model had a three-box saloon body, to which a station wagon version was added after a few months.

The 103 had a successful run from 1953 to 1962 and more than a million units, produced in a host of series, such as the E, the D and finally the H. It played an important role in this country’s industrialization and motorization process.

The displacement under 1100 cm3 was fiscally advantageous, and some versions were created with more luxury even if the car was small: one such car was the 1100/103H, often produced with a duo-tone livery.

The “Familiare” shown here today is such a car, with its elegant white with dark green roof color scheme, which goes perfectly with the green upholstery.

It had a good life, with just four owners and around 74,000 kms, and has been bought by the seller around fifteen years ago. He then restored the bodywork and renewed the mechanics: that’s why the car drives so well, as I can testify having driven it from Rimini to Florence!

The brakes and tyres have just been renewed.

This pampered 1100 still has its original number plate and libretto, as well as a number of period documents and paperwork.

It would be a perfect car for someone who loves Italian cars of the ‘50s and plans to drive with friends, or a dog.

It surely would be one of the most admired motor cars in the Goodwood paddock!

The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.