Rare goods: 1956 Fiat 1100-103 TV by Vignale

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The great diversity of special cars built in the 1950s in Italy, using Fiat 1100 chassis and engines, is well represented by this small berlinetta.

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Here too we have a chassis derived from the Fiat 1100-103 TV and also its engine which, of course, has been further elaborated with respect to the Fiat specifications: sometimes a few, targeted interventions were enough to increase the power of even 20% and, as you can well imagine, it is not a small thing on an engine designed 60 years ago. The bodywork was instead made by one of the biggest names in the business, Vignale Coachworks.

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The seller says that this is one of the 12 built specimens: in general we believe little in these numbers, not because we do not trust the seller but because the sources from which to find these numbers are often uncertain or incomplete, and reconstructing the history of these models is extremely difficult. The car has been restored so, at first glance, quite accurate, it has four precious Borrani spoked wheels but we believe that the bumpers are missing: these cars hardly came out of the workshop without them. The price is considerable but, on the other hand, when do you think you will see another one? Find it for sale at €200,000 (today $214,000) here in Dronero, Italy.

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