1956 Fiat 1100 TV
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In 1954, Fiat introduced the Fiat 1100 TV ('Turismo Veloce' or Fast Touring). They were distinguishable from the base models by trim, paint schemes and horsepower. The base models had 36 horsepower while the TV was closer to 50 HP. Maximum speed was in the neighborhood of 83 mph. With good steering, brakes, and performance, many Fiat 1100 TV models were entered in the Mille Miglia. 1956 alone saw over 100 of this model entered.
The Fiat 1100 TV's were never officially imported to the United States. This example bears the personalized California plate 'GIACOSA' honoring its designer. There are 1957 and 1958 ACI (Automobile Club of Italy) decals on the forward side of the rear view mirror.
The current owner acquired this car in Pacenza, Italy in the 2000s. It is an original, unrestored car that has been well preserved. In 2002, it was piloted by Gino Munaron in the Mille Miglia.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the Quail Lodge presented by Bonhams auction. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $25,740 inclusive of buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2011
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