Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 57047-51
The Fiat 1100 was first introduced in 1939 as an updated version of the 508; indeed, its real model name was 508C and it also and had a look similar to that of both the 1936 Fiat 500 Topolino and the middle of the range 1500 model, including the typical late ‘30s heart-shaped front grille. Subsequently the car underwent a partial restyling to the front end of the nose, which gained new streamlined window-shaped louvres, and was renamed the 1100B; it was popularly known as the 1100 ‘musone‘ meaning ‘big nose‘ The latter was also produced after World War Two as the 1100E with a curved rear boot area. Both the 508C and 1100B were available as a van and a taxi with longer wheelbases.
In 1953 the 1100 was completely redesigned as a compact four door saloon with a modern monocoque chassis and bodywork incorporating integrated front