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Old 11th January 2010, 20:42   #16
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Very nice sir,

Cheers.
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Old 11th January 2010, 23:13   #17
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Heres the picture of the Millecento monogram.
Wow, this is the first time I'm seeing a monogram of this type. The ones usually seen have a more straight sort of a font..
Is it OE or period aftermarket ?
I would give my right arm for a monogram like this !!

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Old 11th January 2010, 23:24   #18
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Wow, this is the first time I'm seeing a monogram of this type.
Is it OE or period aftermarket ?
I would give my right arm for a monogram like this !!
Yes it is a OE fitted monogram and not a after market one.
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Old 11th January 2010, 23:34   #19
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Jai: Some Engine pics please.
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Old 11th January 2010, 23:40   #20
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Lovely restoration of the Millicento.
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Old 11th January 2010, 23:51   #21
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Wow, this is the first time I'm seeing a monogram of this type. The ones usually seen have a more straight sort of a font..
Is it OE or period aftermarket ?
I would give my right arm for a monogram like this !!
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Yes it is a OE fitted monogram and not a after market one.
Jai, are you sure? The font, although similar looking, is a bit different from that on the yellow monogram in the black car, especially the shape of the "m" and the "o". Also the yellow monogram doesnt seem to be an etching on metal unlike yours?
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Old 12th January 2010, 00:58   #22
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Amazing and astonishing work done Jai, congratulations. I appreciate the detailed restoration which you have taken up on this car understanding the fact that you being a new bee in restoring a classic car. Your car has come out fantastic I was amazed seeing the before and after restoration pictures. All the best to you and your millecento.
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Old 12th January 2010, 08:11   #23
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Wow !!! What a transformation !!!!! I remember our family had a Millicento just like yours, but in light blue (BYB 1490) The starter was a mechanical pull knob. How many of you know that the 1956 Elegant was followed briefly by another model called Millicento, which eventually became the 1100 in 1961 until the present body was introdued in 1964-1965 ? We had one, dark grey WBE 2161. It was bought in Calcutta in 1959, and that same year, my father & uncle actually drove it down from Calcutta to Ahmedabad, where it remained until it was replaced by a 1962 light blue 1100 (GJD 7176) !!! This 1959 Millicento too had a pulling starter, but the 1962 1100 had a key starter, that was the only difference I can recall. Millicento actually means "Mille" (1000) & "Cento" (100) in Italian, which = 1100 !!

I know about the millicento model of fiat1100 which came after the elegant in 1958.but being a newbie I was afraid to mention that in this forum!!
I am glad at least now this has come to light.
actually this model had the millicento badge/monogram at the right bottom of the bootlid.the lettering was straight.
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I know about the millicento model of fiat1100 which came after the elegant in 1958.but being a newbie I was afraid to mention that in this forum!!
I am glad at least now this has come to light.
actually this model had the millicento badge/monogram at the right bottom of the bootlid.the lettering was straight.
Here is one such example in Pune with the badge still intact, a 1-owner car but sadly not in use anymore:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1168642-post216.html

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-1...ml#post1171547
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Jai buddy,

vandi rambo nalla wandache (car came out real good). Last time we spoke I din't got the drift but after seeing the pictures my god this has come out super.
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Jai buddy,

vandi rambo nalla wandache (car came out real good).
It's romba nalla vandhachu.
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Congrats on a great restoration. The car looks as good as new. Drive safe.
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It's romba nalla vandhachu.
OOPS my bad, but I can only speak tamil and cannot read / write, so my mistake is justifiable.
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OOPS my bad, but I can only speak tamil and cannot read / write, so my mistake is justifiable.
No problem...you've got to make your own mistakes as you could learn most from them.
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Hi Jai - congratulations on your restoration. Dont bother with too much nitty gritty on incorrect parts - the most important thing is that you have given new life to a car that would have otherwise been scrapped. The car is looking very pleasing, well done!
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