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The progenitor of all “1100” was the Fiat 508C “Nuova Balilla 1100”, released in June 1937, whose stylistic evolution, presented at the end of 1939 and immediately renamed popularly “musone”, was the first car of the Turin brand to bear the denomination Fiat 1100. The nickname “musone” was derived from the imposing windscreen (which is also used on the Fiat 2800) which differentiated it externally from the first version, later also called “muzzle” for retroforming.
In the immediate post-war period, the 1100, slightly modified, assumed the designation of 1100 B, then, at the end of the summer of 1949, the 1100 E came out characterized externally by the adoption of a compartment positioned in the tail, intended to house the wheel stock that remained on the price list until spring 1953 when 1100-103 was born. The particularly robust and reliable engine (a 4 cylinder 1089 cc. 32 hp engine), the high performance compared to the displacement (110 km / h and relatively limited consumption), the good internal habitability, the versatility of use and the “reasonable” price (19,500 lire), ensure excellent sales success at the 1100, which immediately becomes the “average car” of the Italian motorist par excellence. The Lingotto Special Bodywork department produced, in a limited versions, some cabriolets on a fiat 1100 b base
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