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€32,998

Auction Techno Classica April 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 103
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 508C241939
Year 1939
Make Fiat
Model 1100 508C Convertible

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Description

The Fiat 1100 was a small family car produced from 1937 to 1953 by the Italian car manufacturer Fiat, as a replacement for the Fiat 508 Balilla. Under the new body the 508 C had more modern and refined mechanicals compared to the 508, including independent front suspension and an enlarged overhead valve engine. In 1939 it was updated and renamed simply Fiat 1100.

Body styling, by the emerging designer Dante Giacosa, was similar to the 1936 Fiat 500 “Topolino” and the larger 1500, with the typical late-thirties heart-shaped front grille. The car was powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder overhead-valve engine rather than the earlier Balilla’s 1-litre unit. Power was up by a third, to 32bhp at 4000 rpm. There was also a more sporting model on offer, the 42bhp “508 CMM”. Drive was to the rear wheels through a 4-speed gearbox, and for the period, its comfort, handling, and performance were prodigious, making it “the only people’s car that was also a driver’s car”.

This rather special 508C was one of a handful produced by well known coachbuilder “Viotti Torino” of Turin. It is possible that this is the only example of this exact type ever built. This jewel of a car was restored and mechanically rebuilt around 10 years ago, and is still offered in excellent condition in all respects.

Said to run and drive perfectly, this is a truly unique opportunity for the serious Italian car collector. Finished in a beautiful matching combination of green coachwork with a green leather interior, the Fiat is offered with Swiss title documents, whilst EU taxes have been paid.

Dieser ziemlich spezielle 508C war eines von nur wenigen produzierten, vom renommierten Karosseriebauer “Viotti Torino” aus Turin. Womöglich ist dieses Stück das einzig jemals erbaute seiner Art. Dieses Schmuckstück wurde vor rund 10 Jahren restauriert und mechanisch aufgewartet, und ist noch immer rundum in ausgezeichneter Verfassung.

Es wurde übermittelt, dass es perfekt fährt, und ist wahrlich eine einzigartige Gelegenheit für Autosammler von italienischen Autos. Gefertigt in Grün mit passendem grünen Interieur, wird der Fiat mit Schweizer Dokumenten übergeben. Die EU-Steuern wurden bezahlt.


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