Brown flower: 1947 Fiat 1100B “Stella Alpina” by Monviso

Stella Alpina literally means “Alpine Star”, but the name does not refer to an astronomical object but to a very rare flower that grows on alpine meadows.

And this is the name that was used by the Monviso bodyshop (coincidentally, the name of a mountain in the Alpine chain) for this special car built on a Fiat 1100B base, known in its stock version as “Musone” (“big muzzle”). The body shop was founded in 1946 but already in 1955 it was absorbed by Ghia, thus ending its history: however it left its mark, and not only with this model.

The conditions of this Edelweiss make us think of a well preserved car and, perhaps only once, repainted, or of an old restoration, probably done in the 80s or 90s. The number plate is black but it is not the original one, the hubcaps look those of a more recent Fiat 1100 TV and there are no photos of the interior, it would be interesting to inspect it for yourself. Find it for sale at €80,000 (today $85,000) here in Reggio Emilia, Italy.

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