Fiat 1100 TV – 1956
- Vehicle Overview
- Technical Specifications
- General Information
In 1956, after three years and 257,000 cars built, the entire 1100/103 range was updated. The new series was given the type code 103 E. Suspension of the car was made softer, and the steering geometry was altered. Standard saloons wore new chrome trim and a new radiator grille with vertical bars and a fog lamp in the middle. The TV's contrasting paint colour was extended the body sides, from the side trim down. Inside the dashboard was new, and featured a strip speedometer, an ivory plastic steering wheel, and a lower padded fascia; new features were a glove compartment, armrests to all four redesigned door cards, two-tone seat upholstery, and a windscreen washer. Luggage space was improved by adopting a fold-down rear backrest and moving the spare tyre under the boot floor.
The Fiat 1100 came with a 1089 cc petrol engine which produced 53 PS power. The transmission system works on a 4 speed manual gearbox. It is a fun car to drive as the gear knob is located on the steering column. This beauty also has a tri headlight setup which is not what we see in the other range of Fiat cars.
This particular fiat came to our garage to get some of the mechanical work done. The car brakes had to be repaired. The engine tuning and other electric work was also carried on the car. The fuel pump and carburettor was also changed. The windshield wiper was also made functional. The seats were covered in custom made covers which provided a ultimate comfort. The roof was also covered in same composite material. The door pads and the dashboard was also wrapped in composite leather. This car had an AC installed already which wasn't working. The team made sure that the interior feels cool even with the windows closed. The car is the pride of our Indian roads and we were equally proud to be a part of the history.