Evaluation: One of just 12 to wear bodywork penned by Giovanni Michelotti during his time at Vignale. Ordered new by a Sicilian attorney who apparently didn’t like the attention he got in the car, so he bought a more practical Mercedes sedan and put the Fiat in storage after draining the fluids. Made its way to another Italian collector after the original owner’s death, and after coming out of storage only required mild reconditioning. Showing 6,063 km (3,767 mi) that are represented as actual. Extremely rare and fantastically preserved.
Bottom Line: The 1100 was a versatile platform, available as anything from two-seat roadsters to panel vans and pickups, and many of the better-known Italian coachbuilders also had a go at the 1100. While this sounds like a lot of money for a 57-hp Fiat, it bought an almost unique car with an interesting story, a rare combination of equipment, and impressive originality. Bidding opened at 100 grand and the reserve was off at $130k.