Seeing that we’re having Big American Car Avoidance Week at CC,and this shot by kurtzos of a Fiat 1800/2100/1500L showed up at the Cohort the same day as the Austin A110 Westminster, it makes a nice point of comparison. The Fiat also arrived in 1959, the same year as the Austin, but has much cleaner lines and no genuine fins. The Fiat, Austin and Peugeot 404 were all done by Pininfarina, and share significant similarities. The Peugeot 404 and Austin have very similar front ends, handsomer than the Fiat. But from there back, the Fiat and Peugeot win hands-down. I suspect BMC insisted on the fins.
– April 5, 2012