1949 Fiat 1100

B Sport Barchetta - Class Winner Targa Florio 1956

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1949
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

Built by Giuseppe Falanga in his Palermo workshop in 1949, this Fiat 1100-based barchetta was the third built and the third supplied to Antonio Di Salvo of Bagheria. The car took the name RAOR from the initials of Mr Falanga’s workshop and race car preparation business, Riparazione Automobilistiche Officine Riunite. With the bodywork constructed in aluminium by Sperandeo, mechanically the barchetta boasted a tuned Fiat 1100 engine with high lift camshaft and followers, large oil sump and specially reinforced cylinder head to cope with a higher compression ratio, a quick-shift four speed gearbox, independent front suspension, a live rear axle with hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, and hydraulically operated brakes at each corner. All of this was based around a strengthened Fiat 1100B chassis.