Fiat 1100 Boat-Car Carrozzeria Coriasco

This Fiat 1100 ‘boat on wheels’ is definitely not seaworthy.

The Turin bodywork manufacturer Coriasco built this striking Fiat 1100-based vehicle in the 1950s to make publicity for a sailing school in Bologna, the Scuola Nautica Scarani. Coriasco applied all sorts of nautical details to the car, such as portholes, lifebuoys and a varnished wooden deck; the mudguards represent the water and waves.

As early as the 1920s Coriasco was building coachwork for Fiat, Ceirano and Itala. The firm then concentrated predominantly on light lorries and delivery vans. In the 1970s they reverted to passenger cars, among which a station-wagon version of the Fiat 127.

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