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
Last edited by iicarJohn; 12-30-2011 at 11:42 AM.