Fort Lauderdale

Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
29 - 30 March 2019
Lot 1113

1950 Fiat 1100 Cabriolet by Stabilimenti Farina

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$93,500 USD | Sold

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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Identification No.
329030
  • 1,089-cc OHV inline four-cylinder engine; twin-choke Weber carburetor
  • Four-speed manual transmission
  • Original Stabilimenti Farina Coachwork
  • Known history from new
  • Lovingly restored; mellowed and ready for enjoyment
  • One of four known survivors
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This elegant Stabilimenti Farina-bodied Fiat 1100 was sold new in Italy to Sig. Alessandro Alexandri in the summer of 1950. Period photos show the proud owner and his family behind the wheel of his glimmering new coachbuilt Fiat. A short time later, it changed hands and was put into service as a promotional vehicle for the Italian cycling team US Salco. The pretty little Fiat remained in Italy for much of its life, and in the 1980s was discovered in complete, but tired condition by the owner of an Italian restoration shop. Over the course of nearly twenty years, he personally and painstakingly restored the Fiat from the ground up, making several missing pieces by hand. Completed in the early 2000s, this marvelous Fiat presents with a charming character and a mellowed restoration. Finished in attractive colors and well-detailed, this rare and fascinating automobile is one of only four known survivors of this beautiful Farina design. With its delicate proportions, this lovely Fiat is a very fine example of Farina’s early post-war aesthetic.