<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228

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Lot 107¤
From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection
1959 FIAT 1200TV Roadster

Sold for US$ 38,500 inc. premium
From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection
1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER

Chassis no. 103G.115*004228

1,221cc OHV Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Twin-Throat Weber Carburetors
Approximately 55bhp at 5,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Disc – Rear Drum Brakes

*Offered from Italian Vintage Cars Collection
*In the present ownership for more than 30 years
*Original U.S. delivered car
*An older restoration that stands up well
*Ready to enjoy this summer



THE FIAT 1200 TV

In 1953, FIAT introduced their new 1100-103 (103 for its project number), the range included a pretty two-seat cabriolet. Called by FIAT "Trasformabile" (Italian for convertible), it is generally considered as the work of FIAT's design director Fabio Luigi Rapi. Teasingly voluptuous, it had a forward-leaning stance. Divided mesh grilles at the front were complimented by a wrap-around windshield. The haunches were understated, but set off with a broad, slightly-diagonal molding. Trasformabiles were soon given the Turismo Veloce (fast touring) engine. There was an adjustable steering wheel and roll-up windows provided comfort in all weather. For 1958, the TV option was effectively replaced by a larger 1,221 cc engine, which developed 55 bhp in standard form and the car's seats now swiveled for easier entry and egress.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This is one of two examples that were acquired for this particular collection. This later car joined the same stable in 1982. As with many of the numerous FIATs in this stable it was acquired because it was a particularly good and original example of its breed. An original U.S. delivered car with odometer in miles, it was purchased by the current owners and promptly shipped to their home, at that time in Israel. In the mid 1980s it was shipped to Milan, Italy where it was restored over the course of a year and then brought back to New York, in around 1987.

In the current ownership for something approaching 34 years now, and with three of those decades since the restoration it has gained only light age, and remains extremely well presented. In recent years its interior has been refurbished and a few details features such as door handles and the trunk push button have been freshly re-chromed enhancing its presentation. Moreover, it is has always been kept in a condition in which it could be readily used as and when required and when last inspected was seen to run and drive particularly well with spritely performance.

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  • Please note that this car is titled with chassis 004228.
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<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
<i>From the Italian Vintage Cars Collection</i><br /><b>1959 FIAT 1200TV ROADSTER</b><br />Chassis no. 103G.115*004228
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