Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1967 Fiat 1100 R - Now On eBay

I featured this car back in Novemeber, 2010. (You can find the post here.) At the time it was listed on Craigslist. It's now on eBay with many more pictures.

As I mentioned in the earlier post, I've always liked the boxy look of the 1100 series. The 1100 R, in my opinion, is the best of the series.

This car is in pretty good shape for an old Fiat that hasn't seen the road in 38 years. It, of course, has some rust, but it seems limited to a few holes in the floor and some along the rocker panels and rear wheel wells. (By old Fiat standards, this is close to being a rust free car!)

The interior is rough, but not in horrific shape. It could use some restoration, but it appears to be complete.

The seller says the engine is "stuck", which I assume means seized. That should be of little concern, as these are pretty simple engines and parts are relatively plentiful.

As the seller mentions, the 1100R is a rare car in North America. It would be great to see this one brought back to its former glory.

Located in Westfield, NJ, click here to see the eBay listing.


Riley said...

It almost looks like an early BMW 2002 or 1600 from the back if you squint... Post more BMW's, I'm loving the blog!

Jon said...

Now here's an idea!

LEMONS drag racing!

Let's pit the 48HP Dasher Diesel featured in the previous post, against the 48HP fireball that is the Fiat 1100 R. Based on the only specs I could find...

FIAT 1100 R
0-60 - 21.3 seconds
1/4 mile - 21.6 seconds

VW Dasher Diesel
0-60 - A hair under 20 seconds!
1/4 mile - 21.8 seconds

I'd say it's pretty damn close.