Readers e-mail from Christy

Many thanks to Christy for sending in this e-mail:

I bought one of these cars in 1968 for £95.00.It was my first car,and was first registered in Westmeath in July 1960. The registration was ALI-747.

I remember buying a set of Dunlop C41 cross-ply tyres from John Brown,(RIP)who had a filling station in Kilcock. I drove this car for around 4 years, in that time doing lots of starter and engine repairs.

I also put a lot of miles on in that time.My late brother and Father drove it till 1981 when my Dad passed away.

I still have this car which is parked in a shed. I have the best of intentions of having it restored but just never got round to it.

(Usual story)Its only when I see one thats been so well minded that I regret not having it done years ago.

These cars seem to be very rare now,especially at Vintage shows,you would rarely see one on show.Your car is a credit to you.

2 Responses to Readers e-mail from Christy

  1. Thomas Farrelly June 6, 2011 at 19:28 #

    Just a message for Christy – I was wondering if you still had the car in your shed, I would love to see it if possible as I didn’t think there was a single Fiat 1100 of any type left in Ireland. I live in County Cavan. Thanks, Thomas.

    • Dermot November 30, 2011 at 22:00 #

      Hi, Thomas, I think I may have missed out on replying to your message of 6/6/2011. If so, my apologies. Yes, I still have the car, but it has not been on the road since early Summer this year. Hopefully, will have it rolling again next Spring, and I haven’t forgotten your interest in seeing it! Best regards, Dermot.

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