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Chassis no. 508C-238030 - Engine no. 108-242242
Coachbuilder: Viberti
Categories: C- One-off models; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous
Owner: Private Collection
It ran the Gran Premio di Brescia delle Mille Miglia with Ruggeri/Dansi, coming in sixteenth over-all and sixty in the up to 1100 cc class.
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This berlinetta Aerodinamica, name as it was called this type of body, is absolutely typical of Italy's entirely charming and engaging Fiat-based racing specials that were produced in very considerable quantity both before and after the Second World War. 

In 1926 Giorgio Ambrosini founded in Turin the S.I.A.T.A. (Società Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) company for the production of racing kits for Fiat engines, special four and five-speed gearboxes and volumetric compressors. In 1937 Ambrosini took over the Andrea Mantelli’s Carrozzeria Italiana and started the construction of complete cars.

This particular car was ordered by Arialdo Ruggeri of Gallarate (VA) to S.I.A.T.A. as confirmed by the mortgage indicated on the chronological documentation. Arialdo Ruggeri was later the founder of the Scuderia Milan in 1946 together with his brother Emilio.

This curious Fiat 1100 was based upon a modified Fiat 508 C chassis and fitted with a S.I.A.T.A. tuned 1089cc Fiat 508 C engine.
It is believed that the S.I.A.T.A. involved the Viberti, who created the fashionable aero-dynamic bodywork according to the engineer Luigi Rapi projects, and results of aerodynamic tests in the wind tunnel at the Polytechnic of Turin for the aerodynamic Lancia Aprilia previously built for the Colonel Mario Leoncini. The profile refers in fact a section of a wing of aircraft and construction with aeronautic concepts allowed a very light construction (560 kg total). The two cars are very similar in shape.

The S.I.A.T.A. Fiat 1100 Coupé took part in the Gran Premio di Brescia delle Mille Miglia with Ruggeri/Dansi as crew, coming in sixteenth over-all and sixth in the up to 1100 cc class of the Sport category. From a photo, it can be induced that the car also took part in the Mille Miglia of 1947, but its crew and its result are not known.

Following an attachment order issued by the Civil and Criminal Court of Milan the car was stored for three decades from 1951 to 1971.
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4th April 1940 - 25th April 1940
owner: Arialdo Ruggeri | Italy
28th April 1940
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Cremona - Mantova - Brescia | Italy
driver: Arialdo Ruggeri
entry number: 42
14th May 1998 - 17th May 1998
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Arrigo Cocchetti
co-driver: Edoardo Tenconi
entry number: 130
25th May 2000 - 27th May 2000
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Edoardo Tenconi
co-driver: Arrigo Cocchetti
entry number: 121
11th May 2006 - 14th May 2006
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: G. Boscarino
co-driver: F. Scriffignano
entry number: 84
5th May 2010 - 8th May 2010
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Corrado Minussi
co-driver: Giuseppe Rizzo
entry number: 69
24th September 2010 - 27th September 2010
uniques special ones international concours
| Firenze | Italy
driver: Edoardo Tenconi
entry number: 18
11th May 2011 - 14th May 2011
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Andrea Martini Antonini
co-driver: Alberto Martini
entry number: 70
17th May 2012 - 20th May 2012
Mille Miglia
| Brescia - Roma - Brescia | Italy
driver: Bernd Dannenmaier
co-driver: Ekkehard Strobel
entry number: 84
18th March 2016 - 20th March 2016
Milano AutoClassica
| Milano | Italy


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