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1100 B (Fiat), 1949


€ 110.000 - 160.000

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chassis no. 311918, engine no. 490133
* Ex 1950 Mille Miglia, 125th overall. * Photos and documents of the race. * Mille Miglia eligible. As a former Mille Miglia participant, it has the maximum chance of being accepted. * Fiva. * Completely restored in the livery of the time. * Dutch documents.
**The model** There are many cars loved for one reason or another. Some recall specific aspects of our history. Few, like the Fiat 1100, tell so many stories of Italy, from the late 30s to the late 60s. The 1100 was born from an offshoot of the Fiat 508C, the Nuova Balilla 1100 and was nicknamed "musone" due to the imposing grille. The Fiat 508 C was first introduced in 1937, powered by a 1,089cc 4-cylinder engine, instead of the previous 1-liter Balilla. Power increased by a third, to 32 hp at 4,000 rpm. At the time, its comfort, handling and performance were prodigious, making it "the only car for the people that was also the car for a driver". Unusual for a low-priced car of the time was the independent front suspension. In 1939 the car underwent a makeover of the nose and became the Fiat 1100, sometimes known “retrospectively” as the 1100 A to distinguish it from the following models. The car had received a taller and more defined grille, which earned it the popular nickname of 1100 "musone": with horizontal chrome bars, the top three extending backwards on window-shaped openings on each side of the engine hood, redesigned. There were six body types available, all derived from the previous model: sedan, convertible sedan, convertible, sports sedan, long wheelbase and taxi. No significant changes were made to the mechanics of the car. After World War II, in 1948, the 1100 received some mechanical and interior updates and was renamed 1100 B. The revised 1100 B engine produced 35 hp at 4,400 rpm, thanks to larger intake and exhaust manifolds and to a larger carburetor. Inside, a new steering wheel and new instrumentation. The 1100 B was available as a sedan, long wheelbase and taxi. A total of 25,000 units were built between 1948 and 1949. The 1100 B only lasted a year, until 1949, when the car was reintroduced with a new trunk and a new name, 1100 E. **The car** 23 and 24 April 1950: at the Mille Miglia, no less than 204 of the registered starters were prod...

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The 1100 was a popular car, the "average" car of the Italians par excellence, taking them from the Balilla to modernity. Born quiet, it found herself having a sporting DNA and ran, as in this case, with success. This perfectly restored specimen takes us back to its glories, to its participation in the Mille Miglia in 1950 and can do it again, being easily enrolled in one of the current Mille Miglia re-enactments.

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Condition report

To request a Condition Report, please contact The department will provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Please note that what Finarte declares with respect to the state of conservation of the assets corresponds only to a qualified opinion and that we are not professional conservators or restorers. We urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. We always suggest prospective buyers to inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition during the exhibition days as indicated in the catalog.

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