• Country of Origin – India
• Body Style – Sedan
• Powertrain – 4 Cylinder 1100cc; 4-speed Manual
• Right Hand Drive
• Popular Indian Heritage car – with the desirable centre light grille
• Freshly Restored, no expense spared
• Long term owned by a well-known collector, always dry stored in Pune climate
• Ready for Rallies and Concours
The Fiat Nuova 1100, (Fiat 1100/103 internally), was introduced at the April 1953 Geneva Motor Show. It replaced the 1100 E with a modern four-door saloon pontoon body topping new unibody construction. Just a year after its debut, the Fiat 1100 was introduced in India.
The first batch of the 1100s were directly imported from Italy and soon started being assembled at the Premier Automobiles factory in Kurla, Mumbai. From its introduction in 1954 till about 1957, the first Fiat models were colloquially called ‘Dukkar’ Fiats, as the rear of the car was rounded. These Fiats, with their rounded rear ends, reverse-opening ‘suicide doors’ and petite proportions look extremely charming, and are highly sought after, The car on offer has just completed a fresh restoration, and is the most desirable ‘centre-light’ model. Having always been in the warm climate of Pune, mostly in ownership of two very caring owners, the car benefits from never having been neglected. It is well presented in its original colours of black with cream wheel rims mounted on brand new correct tyres. All the chrome is new and the interior is in the original pattern in blue, with grey accents and carpeting.
The mechanicals have been fully refreshed and the car is ready to do both Concours events, where it is eligible as an entry in the Indian Heritage Class, as well as long-distance drives. With all paperwork up to date, it is a great example of a highly useable, sought after and increasingly hard to find car.