• Country of Origin – Italy
• Body Style – Saloon
• Engine – 4 Cylinder
• Left Hand Drive
• Italian made, LHD car
• Complete in every respect
• Attractive Dark Red / Maroon combination
• Whitewall tyres
• Immaculate Condition
The Fiat 1100 was a small family car produced from 1953 to 1969 by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. It was an all-new unibody replacement for the Fiat 1100 E, which descended from the pre-war, body-on-frame Fiat 508 C Balilla 1100. The 1100 was changed steadily and gradually until being replaced by the new Fiat 128 in 1969. The Fiat 1100 D also found a long life here in India, with Premier Automobiles building the car until 2000 under the Padmini name.
The featured car is a rare imported 1964 Fiat 1100 Delight. It differs from its Indian counterpart in many trims and fittings, besides the most obvious left-hand drive configuration. The engine for these models too was an upgrade, a larger 1221cc unit mated to the familiar column shift 4-speed transmission. The car remained with one owner for most of its life, in totally original unmolested condition. After the car moved to Bombay a few years back, the present owner thoroughly restored the car to a high standard, and the car is in excellent all-round condition.
Originally a light beige colour, the car is now in a very attractive and period-correct maroon paint scheme with matching interiors (on original bucket seats). An excellent runner, this unique Fiat can claim novelty value over its local cousins, and makes for a very enjoyable and easy to own classic.