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Old 28th September 2008, 10:00   #166
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Look at those lovely original window winder handles ! She seems a cared for and in use car.. Can someone find out if she's for sale ?!?
NOT! We (I when I, alongwith nitrous, saw the car last year and so did Suren later) already did ask.
'would have been worth buying by someone in Hyd. since it has an AP regn.
Are those front indicator lenses original though? I suspect not.
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Welcome O Ronnie's Millicento to the Fiat collector's abode.
Congrats Ronnie on this exceptional buy (and Karl for finding it)
Leave it as it is right now, except with a coat of polish. Those Wheel caps are to die for.
Thanks Gogi. As you already know, she is presently in good shape and therfore I am planning to restore the Milli after all her brothers and sisters are restored. So she has to wait in a long queue.
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I am planning to restore the Milli after all her brothers and sisters are restored. So she has to wait in a long queue.

I can take a hint!!
I will be travelling to Pune tomorrow most probably and hope to see it. You are welcome to come with me and show me your new pride.
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to all 'MR FIATS', this 1100 103/elegant/millicento (please tick the correct answer) . what i think is the tail light is not original.
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to all 'MR FIATS', this 1100 103/elegant/millicento (please tick the correct answer) . what i think is the tail light is not original.
That is a 56/57 1100 103 E, commonly known as the Elegant. The taillights are original, though covered with a nasty looking grille and an incorrect indicator lens. Note the rare original boot lid lock.
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That is a 56/57 1100 103 E, commonly known as the Elegant. The taillights are original, though covered with a nasty looking grille and an incorrect indicator lens. Note the rare original boot lid lock.
ohh...thats good to have a rare bootlid. will the indicators be like this?? (photo taken from the net)
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also this car had a delight kind of a instrument cluster, is it correct or it should have 2 centre metres??

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ohh...thats good to have a rare bootlid. will the indicators be like this?? (photo taken from the net)

also this car had a delight kind of a instrument cluster, is it correct or it should have 2 centre metres??
Yup, that is the correct taillight. also, the Elegants had a delite type meter setup. But with the horizontal speedometer type.
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thanks, another thing which model had the metres in the centre?? the miilc. how is it different from this one??
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thanks, another thing which model had the metres in the centre?? the miilc. how is it different from this one??
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to all 'MR FIATS', this 1100 103/elegant/millicento (please tick the correct answer) . what i think is the tail light is not original.
I think I know this car. Where did you shoot this? The one that I know was repainted in this Maruti 800 blue colour that was launched in 1986.
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I think I know this car. Where did you shoot this? The one that I know was repainted in this Maruti 800 blue colour that was launched in 1986.
i saw it opposite Charuchandra college in south kolkata near Lake Market.
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Chaps,
I was in Pune today on a work visit. Happened to get into an apartment complex to meet a client. Stumbled upon a rather neat Millecento - MHU 69--. Ogled for a while. then saw a beautiful Super select - MHP 36-- . Then surprise of surprises - saw Rony's darling BYH 2166. God, this is the Holy Grail, I thought.. till it stuck me where i was. Simply asked the watchman (who by now, was starting to get jittery at my OTT interest in the cars): "Boss, yeh Bhote Saab idhar rehte hain kya ??"
The answer needless, was positive.
Treasure island !!

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Chaps,
I was in Pune today on a work visit. Happened to get into an apartment complex to meet a client. Stumbled upon a rather neat Millecento - MHU 69--. Ogled for a while. then saw a beautiful Super select - MHP 36-- . Then surprise of surprises - saw Rony's darling BYH 2166. God, this is the Holy Grail, I thought.. till it stuck me where i was. Simply asked the watchman (who by now, was starting to get jittery at my OTT interest in the cars): "Boss, yeh Bhote Saab idhar rehte hain kya ??"
The answer needless, was positive.
Treasure island !!
Hey! You come to my home and don't call? Anyways I don't live there, but just down the road from there. The MHU car isn't mine, but is lying with me temporarily.

Some upsetting news. My Delight head gasket gave way, and oil has entered the water, depositing a sludge all over. We opened the head and found it was probably never opened ever in the past! Two pistons have oil on them, so I am changing rings etc. Since the engine is open, I might as well get her overhauled. And since it is out, I will also be painting the engine components in original finish to save me the trouble once again when I paint the car. Will be asking for periodic advice here.

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Karl the MHU seems very nice and complete.. who does she belong to ? Also the super select ? Her front two tyres need air. Sorry i didn"t call you, was with a client and in quite a rush '
What I like about Pune cars is that they are so rust free - and therefore most have lovely, straight body lines !
Do update us with the delight engine progress, especially the bit about painting the engine components in original finish - sounds interesting and useful for other resto projects.
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Karl the MHU seems very nice and complete.. who does she belong to ? Also the super select ? Her front two tyres need air. Sorry i didn"t call you, was with a client and in quite a rush '
What I like about Pune cars is that they are so rust free - and therefore most have lovely, straight body lines !
Do update us with the delight engine progress, especially the bit about painting the engine components in original finish - sounds interesting and useful for other resto projects.
The MHU car was a single owner till the 90s, when it was bought by fellow Fiat Club member, who also owned my ex 56 at one point. He used it well for a few years (it was still immaculate) and then it changed hands twice I think, and deteriorated quickly. It was picked up last year by an enthusiast who gave it to me to sort out a few issues, and since then has forgotten to collect it Its still very restorable, but many original bits like the wheels have gone missing. The MHP is not a Super Select but an imported 1100 Export which belongs to yours truly. I plan a few tasteful period upgrades on this one though.

If you came 2 days back you would have seen the MHU also with front tyres flat. If you come next week hopefully all would have been up and about. As you would have noticed Im only using it as a cupboard for the moment!

From what I gather the block should be painted in 'chassis red' or redox. The head remains in bare metal, the tappet cover in glossy black. There are some covers on the side which are possibly silver, yet to confirm. The oil filter is in a light yellow with a red top. Pictures as work progresses.

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