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Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta Motto

The Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta by Motto.

Vehicle Overview

The Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta, coachbuilt by Rocco Motto from Turin, stands as a remarkable piece of automotive history. The chassis of this distinctive vehicle was crafted by Stanguellini in Modena, renowned for their expertise in enhancing the performance of cars. The engine of the Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta was boosted, and oil cooling tubes were added to improve its efficiency and reliability. This unique example made its mark in the prestigious Mille Miglia race in 1948, driven by Pedretti Alessio, bearing the number 395. Following World War II, the automotive landscape was characterized by numerous small-time technicians who created sports cars from various parts. Despite this trend, the Fiat 1100 S emerged as a favorite among enthusiasts, as evidenced by its frequent participation in races like the Mille Miglia. This particular Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta is especially notable for retaining its original log book, providing a tangible link to its storied past. One of the car’s most intriguing chapters involves its last owner, a doctor who used it to visit his patients. To accommodate his medical instruments, the doctor made practical modifications, such as relocating the spare wheel to the bonnet to free up more space. This adaptation reflects the car’s versatility and the ingenuity of its owner, who needed to balance the demands of his profession with the limitations of his vehicle. The Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta eventually caught the eye of Luciano Nicolis, the founder of the Museo Nicolis in Italy. Nicolis discovered the car on display in Europe and was captivated by its historical and aesthetic value. Through meticulous restoration efforts, Nicolis succeeded in returning the vehicle to its original splendor, preserving its legacy for future generations to appreciate. Today, the Fiat 1100 Sport Barchetta stands not only as a testament to post-war automotive innovation but also as a symbol of dedication and passion for preserving automotive heritage. Its journey from a competitive racer in the Mille Miglia to a beloved doctor’s car, and finally to a restored museum piece, encapsulates a rich history that continues to fascinate car enthusiasts around the world.

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