1955 Fiat 1100

/103 Berlina

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • 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.

As a successor to the pre-war model of the same name, Fiat presented the 1100 103 Berlina at the Geneva Saloon in 1953. It really was a new car throughout, featuring attractive four door bodywork with ‘suicide’ doors at the front and conventional ones for the rear passengers. The gearbox was operated through a column shift, allowing for a bench front seat which could accommodate three, albeit smallish, people, while the engine was a 1,098cc four cylinder unit with overhead valves producing some 40bhp, enough to attain speeds of around 70mph/110kph .

The Fiat 1100 had some notable success in racing and rallying and to this day many are used for historic competition. Another proof of the popularity of this model is its success in India, where it was built under licence from 1964 until