Affluent job: 1939 Fiat 1500B Cabriolet by Balbo

Italy in 1939, except for some areas of the north-west, was a predominantly pre-industrial reality. Those who, at that time, could afford a fiat 1500 with a six-cylinder engine were few, let alone how many could afford a car like this. Indeed, we cannot know the price of the transformation from a standard 1500 to… Read More Affluent job: 1939 Fiat 1500B Cabriolet by Balbo

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

Special head: 1939 Fiat 500B Barchetta by Marino

Marino Brandoli, one of the many Turinese personalities who dedicated their professional life to tuning on a Fiat base, was famous for his cylinder heads which improved the efficiency of Fiat engines. In fact, in the past we have seen other special cars based on Fiat with engines developed by his shop: generally they were… Read More Special head: 1939 Fiat 500B Barchetta by Marino

Early custom: 1953 Fiat 1100-103 TV Coupé by Allemano

This is one of the very first coachbuilt cars made on the 1100-103 TV platform, presented in 1953. Actually the coachbuilder Allemano had to have very clear ideas to think and build a custom-built coupe on a car, the 1100-103, completely different from its predecessor: many of you will have already recognized the characteristic nose,… Read More Early custom: 1953 Fiat 1100-103 TV Coupé by Allemano

Special van: 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla “Sabrina” by Fissore

We know well that, among the dozens of Piedmontese shops active until the 1960s, Fissore was the most specialized in the reworking of vans or vehicles for professional use. We were therefore not surprised, on the one hand, to find for sale this very special 600 Mutipla, nicknamed “Sabrina” by the Turin coachbuilder. On the… Read More Special van: 1960 Fiat 600 Multipla “Sabrina” by Fissore