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eBay Listing: 1958 Fiat 1100

Classics  /   /  By Chad Tyson

This 1958 Fiat 1100 is pretty much bone-stock, down to the points ignition, mechanical fuel pump, and original engine. That’s impressive for a 54-year-old car that’s rare in the U.S. and has neither the parts surplus nor the base following of later-year European family movers.

But there’s a reason previous owners have kept this car stock. The seller says “the ‘cute factor’ is off the scale, which usually means every red-light and retail store parking lot finds you having a conversation with complete strangers. If you like meeting new people, you probably should buy this car.”

Top speed is around 70 mph, although it will take a long time to get there (with just 43 horsepower), and considering how small the car is, I’d bet you’ll be white-knuckling it at that point. The clutch is described as in good shape, and the seller says the engine doesn’t overheat on hot days.

Recent work included a tune-up, fresh fluids and filters, fuel system cleaning, new rubber brake and fuel lines, repaint in original two-tone colors, and reupholstered seats. The seller does note that there are a few paint bubbles on the passenger’s side doors, and there is some rust-through on the passenger’s side trunk floor, behind the wheel. So if you want to bring this Fiat up to show condition, you’ll need to address those issues.

In the past three years, eight 1953–63 Fiat 1100s sold on eBay Motors.  Good to excellent examples averaged from $5k to over $8k (the highest price ever was $24,900), but few were noted to be as true to factory as this one. See the listing here.

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