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Category: Brumm

Brumm, Fiat 508C Berlina 1100

by Peter
Categories: Brumm, Cars, Diecast models, Fiat
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Brumm is a diecast collectible model company that makes cars.

It is based in Oltrona di San Mamette, southwest of Lake Como, Italy, and about 25 miles northwest of Milan.

Models are almost exclusively produced in 1:43 scale.

This is my first Brumm diecast and is the Fiat 508C Berlina 1100 in 1:43 scale.

Although it came boxed and in it’s original hard plastic display case, it had been opened so was easy to remove for the second picture in this article, there does seem to be something missing on the front of the roof, possibly a roof aerial but more likely a cab triangle, I did pick it up quite cheaply for a Brumm model,

Overall a nice model, although the paint finish could of been better.

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The real Fiat 508c

The Fiat 1100 was first introduced in 1937 as an updated version of the 508 “Balilla” (its real name was the 508C) with a look similar to the 1936 Fiat 500 “Topolino” and the larger 1500, with the typical late-thirties heart-shaped front grille, with styling by the emerging designer Dante Giacosa. It was powered by a 1,089 cc four-cylinder overhead-valve engine. Drive was to the rear wheels through a four-speed gearbox, and for the period, its comfort, handling, and performance were prodigious, making it “the only people’s car that was also a driver’s car”.