This was the first e-mail I received from a reader of this website. It’s great to hear from a fellow owner. The car in the picture they sent looks in fantastic condition as well.
I was surfing online for more info on Fiat 1100, and was delighted to find your excellent page.
I’m from Pune, India (100kms from Mumbai), and a keen 1100 enthusiast myself. I’m sure you would know of the Indian connection with the 1100 – they were made in various guises from 1954 to 1997 in Mumbai. Mumbai city still has around 40,000 of them running as cabs, but they will soon be ordered off the road.
Between me and a dear friend, we plan to own every model of the 1100 available in India, and we are quite close (14 cars so far – only one to go!). Only a couple are presentable though all are runners.
Your car really looks like it has been well looked after, and I see you’ve owned it from new. Was this the original colour? Would you have any literature/spec sheets on the original colours and upholstery options supplied?
Attached is a picture of my friend’s prize winning 1957 1100 ‘Elegant’ (as it was called in India). He also owns a 61 and I own a 60, both identical to your car.