loader

Lot 84

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1958 Fiat 1100 TV Trasformabile

SOLD $66,000

Estimate

$70,000 - $90,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

103G.115*002039*

Car Highlights

Charming 1950s Italian Styling
Dramatic Color Combination
Suitable for Local Tours and Events
Recent Photo-Documented Restoration Including a New Interior
Just Three Owners from New

Technical Specs

1,089 CC Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Weber 2-Barrel Carburetor
50 HP at 5,400 RPM
4-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Independent Coil-Spring Front Suspension
Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs
Register to Bid

Italian carmakers tend to imbue all cars with panache and sporting spirit. The 1100 was Fiat’s first unibody car, a small family model that nonetheless formed the basis of many Mille Miglia entries. With the 1100 TV, a concerted effort was made at economical sports car construction. Work began in 1953, with Esparsa Comprenelli working under the guidance of Fiat head designer Giovanni Zoboli. The 1100 TV Cabriolet was available through 1958 and was characterized by transatlantic styling features, such as a split, recessed grille; a wraparound windshield; and front seats that swivel to allow easier entry and egress.

This charming Trasformabile has had just three owners from new and has been featured in numerous magazine articles over the past 12 years. A complete, photo-documented restoration was completed in 2008, and the condition today reflects this recent work and the low mileage since completion. A mechanical freshening has been complemented by a new interior of tan upholstery with red trim, door panels, and carpeting – all of which are of the correct type and fabric – set of by a Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel. The correct faux turbine knock-off wheels are fitted with new whitewall tires. Ideal for showing or tours, this 1100 TV truly offers classic Italian style.