1958 Fiat 1200 Wonderful

Engine No. 103G000410575
Sale Price
Lot Number
Recent Restoration
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis No. 103G388137, Engine No. 103G000410575. White and gold over black leather piped in white. 1221-cc L-4, column-shift 4-speed manual. Dual carburetors. Wheel covers, removable roof panel, Nardi wood-rim steering wheel.

Evaluation: Recent restoration | Restored in 2018 in the United Kingdom. Fresh and gorgeous and done to a high standard. RM claims as few as two or three of these cars, penned by Giovanni Michelotti at Vignale, were built. Located
in Florida.

Bottom Line: Compared to the other Michelotti-designed Fiat in the RM sale (Lot 225), this is much more pleasing—one might say wonderful—to look at. Its styling successfully marries American cues, like two-tone tail fins, with the face of a larger European gran turismo. One particularly nifty feature is the removable center roof panel, popularized years later by the likes of the Triumph TR4 Surrey Top and Porsche 911 Targa. Its performance is moderate at best, but cuteness and rarity count for a lot with buyers, and the Fiat has those in spades.

by Hagerty Editor
20 August 2020


  • chrlsful says:

    had the Fiat 1200 Cabriolet in the late ’60s as a 1st or 2nd car. Nxt 15 yrs wrenchin on fiats, alfas. a few Brits as daily driver, fun, learning, sales. That 1200 could go 60+ in 1st gear. Shove it into nother gear it died, As a beginning mechanic/driver that was my 1st diagnosis (well the coach at school gave me his vespa 150 to un-freeze the piston 1st).

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