<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252

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Recently restored by European craftsmen
1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile

Sold for US$ 42,900 inc. premium
1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile
Chassis no. 103G115004252

1221cc OHV Inline 4-cylinder engine
Single Carburetor
Approx. 55bhp
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front suspension with Live axle rear suspension
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Recently restored by European craftsmen
*With the current owner for nearly 30 years
*Rare Fiat model not often seen in U.S.
*Sporty Italian 'La Dolce Vita' era car


THE FIAT TV TRASFORMABILE

Introduced as the 1100/103 TV Trasformabile at the Geneva Motor shown in March of 1955, the little roadster was designed by Fabio Luigi Rapi, the department head of Fiat's in house special bodies division known as Dipartimento Carrozzerie Derivate e Speciali. As the name suggests, the model shared many of the mechanicals with the more mundane 1100 sedan. However, the two letters in the name express the most important characteristic of the model: Turismo Veloce, or fast touring. The hotter engine received 12 more horsepower over the standard models thanks to a twin chock weber carb and higher compression. Roughly one thousand of these 1100cc Trasformabile roadsters were built before the updated 1200 model was introduced in 1957. This update brought about more than just an increase in displacement, several design elements were changed in the front and rear with the most obvious change being the increased headlight size.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The consigner had originally purchased this Fiat in the early 1990's from a California owner who claimed to be just the second owner. At the time, it was an entirely complete and running car that had been sparsely driven throughout its life and as a result, accumulated only a limited sum of miles. After spending many years with the roadster, mainly in storage, the current owner decided it was time to give the car a much-deserved restoration. The vehicle was put in the hands of Master European craftsman who meticulously rebuilt the car. A true "nuts & bolts" project, the Trasformabile was stripped down to its bare components for refurbishment over the course of 3 years from 2012 to 2015. Many of the parts including the linkages and coil springs were either anodized or powder coated for a new fresh look and the car was then reassembled with an extra attention to detail. Consequently, the vehicle sits in wonderful condition. Like many other Italian cars with performance pretentions, the exterior sports the ubiquitous red paint of its kin. The interior is made to match with a two-tone black and red treatment as well.

This is a genuinely unique and charming vehicle not to often seen on the roads and would make a great acquisition for anyone looking for some fun in the sun.
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<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
<B>1959 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile</B><br />Chassis no. 103G115004252
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