Coachbuilt trivia: what car is it?

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August 2 – Update: mistery solved! See comments below.

1947 Stanguellini – Bertone 1100

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August 2

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The base car seems indeed a Fiat 1100S by Pininfarina, probably with a modified front grill, but the mistery remains partially unsolved: where that big Abarth badge and such air scoop come from? The two cars have a different rear glass: are they really the same car?

March 9

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Surfing the web we stumbled across this portrait. This photo was taken around 1956/57 in the north-west of Italy. We couldn’t find out what car is this. Quite obviously it’s a Fiat based coachbuilt car, but some things really puzzle us: It seems a car built during the late fourties: some elements are typical of such period (see headlights and split windshield), but the front grille comes from a Fiat 1100-103 TV (1953-up). It also features an Abarth badge on the air scoop. Many thanks…

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