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Never this nice: 1949 Fiat 1100 “Derby” by Bertone

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There are still few specimens around of this rare coachbuilt Fiat built by Bertone and called “Derby”, but if you search for other cars like this you immediately see that this is the most correct and complete specimen. And, other than … Continue reading

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Patina has a face: 1951 Fiat 1400 Coupé by Frua

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Yes, sometimes patina has a face which most classic cars enthusiasts know well, on this car it has the colors and the shades of this ultra rare aluminium coachbuilt Fiat. The three decades in the first half of the last century, … Continue reading

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Family racer: 1954 Fiat 1100-103 TV

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The 1100 TV could be, among many more valuable cars, one of the symbols of post war Mille Miglia. Indeed many of these cars joined successfully the famous race and they arrived often well in their class: it’s a reliable … Continue reading

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Bulky face: 1947 Fiat 1100 Barchetta by Frua

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Here it comes another basically unknown barchetta from the past: this one, bodied by Frua, is another car based on a Fiat 1100 platform. The seller says that this is an original barchetta by Frua and as proof of this he has … Continue reading

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Unfulfilled dream: 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20

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Update, September 23: As the reader Shel says, this car (chassis B20-2254) should be one of the six semi – official Lancia’s, painted in blue/ivory, which joined the Mille Miglia in 1953. If so, the original italian plate of this … Continue reading

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Black with books: 1957 Fiat 1100 E

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What we have here is a second series Fiat 1100-103, called “E”: the car is in the U.S.A. but it seems to be a fresh import from its motherland, Italy. The car looks like it benefitted from a recent restoration, … Continue reading

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Racing oddball: 1946 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia

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If you study the italian cars production between the 30’s and the ’60’s you’ll soon realize that the coachbuit cars production based on Fiat chassis is almost endless. This car is called 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia and it looks like … Continue reading

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Another Mille Miglia entry: 1955 Citroen 2CV

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Believe it or not, this 1955 Citroen 2CV is Mille Miglia elegible. Not later than two years ago,  a 1957 sister of this car joined that event. This particular car is an early model pushed by a 375 c.c. flat … Continue reading

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Mille Miglia entry: 1955 Fiat 1100 TV

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We are used to see many million dollars cars racing the Mille Miglia: actually this car represents the cheapest entry point for such historic race. In fact, every year at least five 1st series Fiat 1100-103 TV are admitted to … Continue reading

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