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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Fiat 1100 TV Coupe Ghia

Can this 1953/1954 Fiat 1100 TV Ghia be work of Gianpaolo Boano? Original owner claimed that only 6 were made and only 4 survive. Any lights anybody?
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I don't know about Boano but this car shares the roofline with the Virgil Exner designed/influenced Chrysler specials, a number of Fiat 8V "Supersonica", a couple of early '50s Ferraris, Karmann Ghias etc. etc.

It's always darkest just before it becomes totally black
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It's possible, but try to ask here : ENGLISH SECTION - Public section
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I don't know about Boano but this car shares the roofline with the Virgil Exner designed/influenced Chrysler specials, a number of Fiat 8V "Supersonica", a couple of early '50s Ferraris, Karmann Ghias etc. etc.
I agree with Tony, and as Boano owned Ghia when Ghia was doing the Chrysler show cars this car appears to be very much a Ghia-Boano design with some Virgil Exner included. I think it is a very pretty car!

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Another one.
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Nice photos here of this lovely car: 1955/2 Fiat 1100 TV Ghia Coupe for sale: Anamera

Sent a friend to buy this one but it was gone in a flash.
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It reminds quite a bit me of a Peugeot 403. The cabriolet was tweaked by Pininfarina I believe.

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Hello !

This two FIAT 1100 Coupé TV ( Turismo Veloce ) allways "live " in Portugal.

The red one, since new "live " in Madeira Island, and last year sale to Portugal Mainland. The same red one, in " anamera " for sale...

The White one, " BA " is now in...red ! Restoration process finish this year ( 2011 ) and in Madeira Island. Is very pretty, and the owner is one FIATisti in Island.

All this models, by GHIA are " Fuoraserie " , all personalized by demand of the originals owners, in the 50´s decade.

I invite to see more pictures of this cars in " CLÁSSICOS DO SOL " and in facebook search " Classicos do sol ".

All the best !

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Ghia body numbers.

Ghia typically assigned body numbers in small coded series. I don't have any specific examples for you of what to look for in this case but the number may be scratched in the back side of a Fiat ID plate. It may be stamped near the bonnet latch opening at the front central area of the engine compartment opening. It (or a portion of it) probably appears elsewhere as well but these are the most common places to find them without having to do a lot of disassembly.

If the number found on a car was "203", we would tend to think it was the third body built in an arbitrarily-assigned "2-series". If you find "403", then it would be the third similar body in a "4-series". If you find a "209" (or "309" or "409" or something similar) then we would think that it is the ninth similar body built in the series.

If chassis numbers, engine numbers and body numbers can be shared, this will be a good start to learning more. If there is a good reason to keep any of these details private, then that can be done as well. But, if we wish to learn more about the build process and perhaps "how many were made", it may be desirable to share something specific in the way of details?

At the moment, identified chassis numbers for Ghia bodied Fiat 1100/103 are:

103TV*016441 ("perhaps Ghia?"), chassis from 1953
103TV*100059, chassis from the latter half of 1954
103(TV?)*107470, chassis from 1954

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And this is the third one in a sunny Tuscany day, fresh of restoration:

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There are many similarities with the Carlo Abarth 1100 also by Ghia in 1953!
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And this is the third one in a sunny Tuscany day, fresh of restoration:
This color combination and those wire wheels make it look really nice

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I've been the owner of the portuguese red car for some time. You might want to check out this site I made with all available information I've been searching in the last couple of years. Fiat Ghia 1100 TV Coupe Info & Pics

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Abarth Ghia 1100 "103"

Grazie Frederico!
Complimenti per un buon inizio allo studio con il blog.

I have revised my posting #9 for clarity and to share a bit of information with the hope that more owners of these cars will share additional specific information about their cars. Chassis numbers and Ghia body numbers will serve as a reasonable departure point to learn more. I suspect that we will learn one day that production numbers exceed our current expectations.

Although stylistically relevant to the discussion of these Ghia-bodied cars, a description of the Abarth-Ghia 1100 ("103") should include the fact that it was not built on a Fiat 1100/103 chassis. It should certainly not be thought of as "103TV". The Abarth was all Abarth aside from the use of many Fiat mechanical parts. It is quite likely that many of the parts came from earlier Fiat 1100 parts bins. The Fiat 103 engine (if actually fitted during the first showing, the Salone Internazionale dell'Automobile in 1953) will have been tuned by Abarth very differently from the Fiat 103TV.

Images are from a 1954 Abarth publicity catalogue presented when the car was already in the USA.
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For sale again

Well don00, if your friend still has the money available...
It is again for sale on Anamera!
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