1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée
1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée | Photo Credit: RM Sotheby's

1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée

A laudable example of Italian coachbuilt cars from the 1950s, the Fiat 1100/103 E TV Desirée Coupe is an extremely rare model that is packaged full of charm. This special edition Fiat, one of only three to have been made, was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and bodied by Vignale. Aptly named as ‘Desirée’ for its desirable Turismo Veloce specification. The unique edition features a highly tuned 1,205-cc four-cylinder engine that delivers a 10% increase in horsepower compared to the standard model thanks to a higher compression ratio and special Weber carburetor set-up.

1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée
1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée | Photo Credit: RM Sotheby’s
1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée
1956 Fiat 1100 TV Desirée | Photo Credit: RM Sotheby’s