The world of Heritage
All about the department that champions the historic heritage of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth.
The history of our cars and our brands
People’s passion for classic and vintage cars has no borders, but there are certain places at a definite point in space, and suspended in time, which conserve the essence of this passion. Places like Heritage.
Centro Storico Fiat
Heritage HUB
Officine Classiche
Museo Alfa Romeo
Heritage Gallery
Heritage Points
A world of grand international events
Participating in the sector’s main events is an unmissable opportunity to admire up close the legendary cars that have inspired generations of fans.
The latest events:
Paris (FR) |
1 - 5 February 2023
Rétromobile 2023
The Parisian exhibition dedicated to classic cars.
Rho (MI) |
18 - 20 November 2022
Milano AutoClassica 2022
Heritage presents the Abarth Classiche 500 Record Monza '58 for the centenary of the Monza Racetrack.
Heritage stories
We describe a century of technology, style, competition and performance. We tell our story, and yours.
Last Stories:
Some connections lead to great stories.
HF Squadra Corse (HF Racing Team)
Between high fidelity and authentic passion.
Fiat Uno
The robotics revolution
The Heritage universe is constantly evolving
Stay up-to-date with the hottest news, don’t miss out on the latest collaborations and discover behind-the-scenes insights and anecdotes in interviews with insiders.
Last News:
1 December 2022
“Ruoteclassiche – Best in Classic 2022” Award
Lancia Delta S4, Youngtimer of the Year
September 14, 2022
Heritage Hub is open for guided tours
Our priceless historical heritage is revealed in an exhibition space that is open for guided tours and bookings for private or corporate events.
Discover our brand and model clubs all over the world
Use our locator to find your nearest brand and model clubs.
The history of four world-leading Italian motoring brands
From the most emblematic models to the most successful, revolutionary people, and the most significant events, this section illustrates and celebrates the cornerstones of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth.
From now on, you and your passion can count on a team of experts
Certificate of Origin, Certification of Authenticity, restoration. To guarantee your car's timeless charm.
The classic boutique
Enter a world built on passion. An extensive range of products offered by Heritage to feed your timeless passion.
Cars for sale
Reloaded by creators is the Heritage project involving the sale of a small number of classic cars from the Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia and Abarth brands: historic models, with certified authenticity, restored to their original beauty by the Constructor itself.

The racing Fiat 1100

Debut at the 1000 Miglia in 1947.

In 1947, Fiat expanded the 1100 range with an original, sleek and sporty berlinetta with sophisticated mechanicals, of which just a few hundred were built. The rare car - belonging to the Heritage Collection - is on show at the Fiat Historic Centre.

The Fiat 1100 S was designed by Dante Giacosa at the end of the Second World War, with inspiration from the pre-War 508 C Mille Miglia. It had an aerodynamically contoured body without bumpers and featured fender skirts covering the rear wheels. The tail section was tapered, but the standout feature was the nose, including a grille divided into three distinctive parts with chrome bars arranged horizontally at the sides and vertically in the centre, creating sequences of parallel and transverse lines that would become the hallmark of the 1100 S. 

If the design hinted at the car’s racing potential, the mechanicals removed all doubt. To cope with the considerable power increase, the 1089 cc four-cylinder engine was fitted with an oil radiator and a centrifugal water pump. The camshaft was gear-driven. The result was a remarkable output of 51 hp at 5200 rpm and a dry weight of 825 kg that combined to propel the Fiat 1100 S to a top speed of 150 km/h

FIAT 1100 S
FIAT 1100 S
4 cylinder in line Otto cycle, camshaft driven by gears, oil cooler, anterior longitudinal 1089 cm³
51 HP @ 5.200 rpm
150 km/h
825 kg (empty)

Racing success soon followed. At the 1947 1000 Miglia, four 1100 S berlinettas finished among the top ten overall: they took fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth places.

The crews that achieved this impressive feat in the splendid Brescia-based race were all Italian: Capelli-Gerli fifth, Della Chiesa-Brandoli sixth, expert race mechanic "Pasqualino" Ermini seventh and Balestrero-Bracco ninth. The 1100 S left its mark not only for its racing exploits, but also due to the unmistakable nose line that was to bring it a lasting fame still showing no signs of dimming today. 

Results at the 1948 Mille Miglia were even better: the Apruzzi brothers steered the Fiat 1100 S to third place on the podium ahead of three other Fiat berlinettas among the top fifteen overall.

401 Fiat 1100 S cars were built between 1947 and 1950 but, as in the case of many cars intensively used for racing in that period, very few have survived. The rare car belonging to the Heritage Collection is normally on show at the Fiat Historic Centre in Turin.

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