Brought to market in 1937 as an updated version of the 508 “Balilla” and had a look similar to the 1936 Fiat 500 “Topolino” and the larger 1500. The car included the typical late-thirties heart-shaped front grille, with styling by the emerging designer Dante Giacosa. It was powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder overhead-valve engine rather than the earlier Balilla’s 1-litre unit.
The car underwent a partial restyling around the front end and gained new streamlined window-shaped louvres and was renamed the 1100B and was popularly known as the “1100 musone”.
This rarely seen on the roads example is a great prospect for restorers and is in need of completion and further restoration works. This early Fiat provides viewers a glimpse of a rarely seen model.
Offered at No Reserve on 18th May 2019 at Chiswick House.