Fiat 1100 Cabriolet – 1953

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953


Fiat 1100 Cabriolet – 1953


Marca : Fiat
Modello : 1100
Versione : Cabriolet
Anno : 1953
Telaio N. : 103*019915
Motore N. : 019485
Esemplari prodotti : 4
Designer : 
Carrozzeria : 
Motore : 4 cilindri in linea
Cilindrata : 1.089 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 1 carb. Weber 40DCO3
Potenza : 60 CV a 5.500 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : —


Auction Result
2017 – Scottsdale – Gooding & co. – Unsold


Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

While coachbuilding in much of the world was rapidly disappearing in the early 1950s, in Italy it was enjoying a remarkable renaissance. Fiat launched its most important new volume family car, the 1100/103, at the Geneva Auto Show in March 1953, and at the showcase Torino Auto Show in April, Italian coachbuilders rushed to display their special versions. Prominent among them were a cabriolet and coupe designed by for Carrozzeria Allemano.

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

Much appreciated in the coverage of the show, they were singled out in the press for their distinctive design. Auto Italiana noted “two magnificent … versions of an original and beautiful two-seater based on Fiat’s ‘Nuova 1100’ with a very personalized front and lines styled by Michelotti.” Of particular note was the distinctive split grille, a “shark nose” seven years before the 156 F1 car and the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB coupe inspired by the 156.

This design was produced in a small series before being succeeded by a different Michelotti design in 1954. Research to date has found two coupes and four cabriolets, with one coupe and two cabriolets known to exist today.

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

Chassis 019195 was built in late 1953 and received its Statement of Conformity on December 31 of that year. The first owner, Augusto Scalese, paid Carrozzeria 2,511,000 lire, or $4,016 – the price of a new Cadillac Series 62 Convertible – and the car was registered with the license plate NA 86282, which it has worn for its entire existence.

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953

 

Fiat 1100 Cabriolet - 1953


 

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