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Old 3rd September 2011, 22:33   #16
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Hey, in the pics I noticed there are only two pedals and no gear lever! Is this an automatic transmission??? If yes, I am again going to say I am rightfully "ObsessedByFiat" !!!!
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Hey, in the pics I noticed there are only two pedals and no gear lever! Is this an automatic transmission??? If yes, I am again going to say I am rightfully "ObsessedByFiat" !!!!
The pedals you see are clutch and brake. The accelarator pedal is not installed here. Also the gear lever is present, it is a column shift. And even an auto would have a gear lever.
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Guys, I have here (from the net) 4 photos of Familiares. One with a Millecento grille, one with an Elegant 'centrelight' grille, and two with a Select grille.

As the 'Familiare' was a variant produced through all the years that the 1100 was produced, it can logically have any of the above grilles.

However, as can be seen in the 1st photo - the diagonally chamfered edge of the cut-out in the front panel of Promod's car suggests this should have a Millecento grille. The year of manufacture 1955, also hints at a Millecento..

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Guys, I have here (from the net) 4 photos of Familiares. One with a Millecento grille, one with an Elegant 'centrelight' grille, and two with a Select grille.

As the 'Familiare' was a variant produced through all the years that the 1100 was produced, it can logically have any of the above grilles.

However, as can be seen in the 1st photo - the diagonally chamfered edge of the cut-out in the front panel of Promod's car suggests this should have a Millecento grille. The year of manufacture 1955, also hints at a Millecento..

Any suggestions ??
Nice to see the jobs getting done and the car getting better looks.The front parking lights and the grille in your car were borrowed from the 1100D and the Super Select respectively. But the new parking lights you have fitted restore its original looks.
For colour you can also have a look at the two tone colours that Super Select has posted in his post, as these also seem to be among the original paint schemes.The car will look different-it is already a different and rare car!
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Bhasinji, did you change the steering wheel? It appears so from the second set of pictures.
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AFAIK this the 4th Familiare in the Forum. 2 from Kolkata, 1 from Kerala and now this Delhi car.

Pictures of the Kerala car which appears to be an Elegant (modded) posted by Karl/Cyrus earlier

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Bhasinji, did you change the steering wheel? It appears so from the second set of pictures.
Yes-it has been changed but I have the earlier broken one still with me.

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Nice to see the jobs getting done and the car getting better looks.The front parking lights and the grille in your car were borrowed from the 1100D and the Super Select respectively. But the new parking lights you have fitted restore its original looks.
For colour you can also have a look at the two tone colours that Super Select has posted in his post, as these also seem to be among the original paint schemes.The car will look different-it is already a different and rare car!
Thanks for the color suggestions-may choose the 2 tone combo.

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The pedals you see are clutch and brake. The accelarator pedal is not installed here. Also the gear lever is present, it is a column shift. And even an auto would have a gear lever.
Accerlator pedal has been removed because the foot panel needed some sheet metal repairs.

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@karlosdeville : Thanks for clearing my understanding!! I got overjoyed looking at the pics and it never struck me about the column mounted gear lever!
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@Bhasin: How lucky of you to have laid your hands on this awesome beauty & that even a LHD. She is so very original. Finding that ORIGINAL air filter itself is a The front grill should be that of Millecento.

@ Rony You need something like this to complete your FIAT collection.

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@Bhasin: How lucky of you to have laid your hands on this awesome beauty & that even a LHD. She is so very original. Finding that ORIGINAL air filter itself is a The front grill should be that of Millecento.

@ Rony: You need something like this to complete your FIAT collection.

Raab Rakha.
Would love to own one exclusive 1100 like this one. May be some day in the future.
However, presently my collection pertains to all 1100's manufactured and sold in India.
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Pictures of the Kerala car which appears to be an Elegant (modded) posted by Karl/Cyrus earlier.
Yes It was from Kottayam in Kerala in the house of the owner of the left hand drive Padmini which DB purchased.
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Yes-it has been changed but I have the earlier broken one still with me.
There seems to be some difference in the angle between the two spokes of the steering between the two.
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Glad to see the car looking healthy again. I would avoid black for this car, it really deserves a bright/pastel shade for her to stand out. Possibly even the green that is visible in the superb pics that Stanher has posted.

One observation - you are fitting a centrelight grille on your car, though it should have the older grille - with three aluminium horizontal bars. The centre light grille will not even align properly.

Did your car have conventional 2 rows of bench seats?
Grill-If you can help procure the 3 bars one -I won't hesitate to replace.

Seats-Yes they were 2 rows of usual fiat seats.
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I am uploading a picture of an original gear lock at the base of the gear shifter arm.It's quite unique because I hadn't seen any fiat models with this O.E gear lock fitment.May be Italian's too faced a very high car theft ratio's as prevalent in India
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Dear friends,
The month was April of 2007. I bought a car and saved it from gallows.The car MRW 8656 was originally registered in the name of Commander R Sharma of Indian Navy at the RTO in Bombay.
A very rare find indeed! In the Fiat catalog that shows this car.... the car looks very period and elegant! I am sure once restored, this will look as elegant and brilliant! Good luck on the resto!
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This is truly a superb and rare find, obviously a import from Italy! I feel this must be a early 103 maybe even a 53. Who knows.

I suggest please remove the meters and surrounds and get them cleaned and restored they are extremely difficult to find and there are chances of them getting damaged if you leave them on the car.

As far as paint goes, i would paint this car as a two tone light blue and cream.
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