1957 Fiat 1100 E TV (Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat)
Chassis no. 312741 - Engine no. 328193.
- Mille Miglia eligible.
- Exceptional Fiat 1400, targa oro ASI.
- Many and rare period accessories.
- Matching numbers.
- Original plates.
The Fiat 1100/103 was introduced in 1953; compared to the 1100 E it had a modern 4-door sedan body with integrated mudguards and front lights. Technically, apart from the transition to the monocoque solution, it was a classic design: rear-wheel drive, independent front, rear live axle and drum brakes. The name of the new model (1100/103) came from its project number. The model, despite being a family car, was immediately successful with sportsmen; even Enzo Ferrari complimented it. In October 1953, the car became available in an openly sports version, the 1100 TV (Turismo Veloce). The car boasted 48 hp, compared to the 36 hp in the normal versions, thanks in part to a double-barrel Weber carburettor and a higher compression ratio. On TV, the transmission was divided into two parts connected by a joint, the final ratio also changed. Externally it was recognisable for its two-tone paint, more luxurious finish, "tail" on the sides of the trunk and a central third light in the front grille. In 1956, a restyling involved all 1100/103s, giving birth to the 103 E series. In addition to some modifications to the front (new grille without the third central light, adoption of 2 fog lights) and the interiors (dashboard, instrumentation, heating, coverings), the saloon benefited from a new taillight design and a different positioning of the spare wheel in the luggage compartment. The two-tone paint on the 103 E version also extended to the sides. From a more technical point of view, the E TV sedan now enjoyed 53 hp, with declared maximum speed of about 140 km/h. The TV was widely used in competitions, and its most prestigious victories include class wins at the Mille Miglia in 1954 and 1955. Luciano Ciolfi won the Italian Touring Car Championship in a TV 1100, and Umberto Agnelli competed several times with a Turismo Veloce.
Fiat 1100 E TV, chassis no. 312741 is a car produced in the Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat department in 1957. The car was purchased in 1992 in need of a complete restoration, by the coachbuilder Silvano Rossi of Grosseto who restored the car by itself. Although found complete and fundamentally sound, it nonetheless required long and careful work to restore everything from the state of abandonment to state of the art. The original mechanics (matching numbers) were revised by Giuliano Giaggioli, also from Grosseto. Every task was performed without regard to time or money, and the result is exceptional. The car maintains many carefully preserved details. Twenty years after its restoration, it is in an excellent condition, both aesthetically and functionally. The two-tone paint was left in two shades of green matching the original. The drilled disc steel wheel rims are considered original, useful for ventilating the brakes. The Fiat 1100/103 E and 1100/103 E TV frames have numbers from 305.019 to 371.134 (for a total of 66,115 examples between E and E TV). Chassis no. 312741 is registered with the original plates PI24811 from 1957.
State of the Art: Optimal restoration performed 20 years ago, carefully maintained. The vehicle is in excellent condition both mechanically and in appearance.
- Gino Gnugno, Fiat 1100 TV, Fotograph Edizioni, Italy 2013.
- Dante Giacosa, I miei 40 anni di progettazione alla Fiat, Centro Storico Fiat, Torino 2014.
Certifications and Statements
Registration and Italian license plates in order and updated.
- Mille Miglia. Eligible. Important past. The "TV" was winner in its class at the Mille Miglia.
- Giro di Sicilia. Eligible.
- Targa Florio. Eligible.
- Goodwood Revival. Eligible
- Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique. Eligible
- Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. Eligible.
- Vernasca Silver Flag. Eligible.
- California Mille: Eligible.
- Nürburgring Classic. Eligible.
- Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Eligible.
- Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Eligible.
- Chantilly Arts & Elegance Richard Mille. Eligible.
- Concorso d’eleganza Villa D’Este. Eligible.