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DIOCCUSA: Far Flung Fiat

*repost, because I posted it so early only 30 people saw it*

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In these trying times, social distancing has ruined just about all the fun. Well, this forlorn Fiat is desperately distancing itself from the riotous mosh pit all the other cars are having behind it down in Old Car City USA.

This is a Fiat 1100D. I do not know much about them, since they were pretty rare when new, and the Tonys of the world got annoying enough that most owners ditched them before too long. The presence of whitewall tires would seem to indicate that it could not have scrapped much later than the late 60s.

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The formal and understated profile view is generic enough that even today there isn’t much to look at. I do like how the C pillar is textured.

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Yuuup, it’s a Fiat. Is the red molding behind it supposed to have a webbed pattern or is it just decaying?

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This car likely sacrificed its bumper to let another live. The side marker lights were probably smashed after it entered the junkyard. With the rare windshield glass smashed, there isn’t much hope for this one.

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This has certainly been here a long time. Long enough for the plastic taillight lenses to decay under the harsh rays of the sun, falling apart at the seams under the weight of its years.

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The interior clearly didn’t offer much in the way of amenities. One, possibly two dials on the center stack and a center mounted clock are all you get. What are the dials next to the clock in the middle?

This Fiat has taken social distancing to the extreme, but I am actually about to venture out on a hiking excursion just to get away for a bit. How have you been, Oppo?

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