Fiat 1100S MM Berlinetta

The 1100S was Fiat’s first post-war sports car, with a strong lineage as a derivative of the pre-war 1100 “Nuova Balilla,” which appeared in 1937 and begat the Mille Miglia-winning 508 C MM of 1938. Despite retrograde styling, the 1100 was described by author L.J.K. Setright as “the only people’s car that was also a driver’s car.” The 1100 S Mille Miglia was based on the light and rigid X-member frame of the 1100B sedan. Fiat’s Carrozzerie Speciale department developed the aerodynamic body, directed by Giuseppe Cogno. Wind tunnel testing allowed the 1100S MM to reach speeds of 150 km/h, and in competition, the 1100 S MM took fifth through ninth place overall at the 1947 Mille Miglia, followed by second, third and fourth place finishes in 1948.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2010 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

51 bhp, 1,089 cc inline four-cylinder engine with overhead-valves, single Weber carburettor, four-speed manual gearbox, independent front suspension, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and anti-roll bar, four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,400 mm (94.5")

Source: RM Auctions

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