This is correct, the 1.1 does come out from the top.
Can be done even without any major lifting eq.. Back in the 70's I would remove the transmission, bellhousing,exhaust pipe, and intake/carbs. This would reduce the weight so that you could manually lift the engine with only a couple of straps. Lift the engine high enough to clear the body and slide a piece of plywood over the engine bay - covering fenders with protective cloth- at this point I would just roll the engine over to me and carry it into the basement. Wouldn't try it this way now, but it shows how light the 1.1 is in comparison to the 1.9.