Automotive Masterpieces' Cars

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1924 Alfa Romeo RL Targa Florio

  • Coachbuilder: Riva
  • Chassis n°: TF11
  • Engine n°: 110RS

This is the sole survivor chassis of the Alfa Romeo works team that raced in the 1924 Targa Florio. It is believed to be #11 car of Count Giulio Masetti - 2nd OA.

Private collection

1925 Aston Martin Grand Prix

  • Coachbuilder: Enrico Bertelli
  • Chassis n°: 1961
  • Engine n°: 6

Works car built to be raced in 1925 at the Brooklands 200 Mile Race, driven by Humphrey Cook (pilot and founder by ERA - English Racing Automobiles). 

Private collection

1927 Lancia Lambda Spider 7a serie tipo corto

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Casaro
  • Chassis n°: 15725
  • Engine n°: 5811

A rare 7th series Lancia Lambda, chassis “Tipo 218”, coachbuilt by Carrozzeria Casaro.

Private collection

1927 Amilcar CGSS

  • Coachbuilder: Boone & Porter
  • Chassis n°: 41097
  • Engine n°: 41097

A rare Manx version bodied by Boone & Porter in UK.

Private collection

1927 B.N.C. Type 527 Sport Monza

  • Coachbuilder: Carrosserie Charles Duval
  • Chassis n°: 27082
  • Engine n°: 2669DS

One of the four cars bodied by Duval in Sports conformation.

Private collection

1928 Chrysler 72

  • Coachbuilder: Chrysler
  • Chassis n°: CP982D
  • Engine n°: C J213188 C

One of four Works Chryslers racing the 1928 Mille Miglia and Circuito di Caserta. Driven by Emilio Materassi and the nephew of the tenor Enrico Caruso, Rodolfo.

Private collection

1928 Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Mille Miglia Speciale

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 0231325
  • Engine n°: 6C 211407

A rare survivor, a supercharger model. It raced the 1929 Mille Miglia, ranking 17thoverall and 3rdin class.

Private collection

1928 Riley 9 HP Brookland Speed Model

  • Coachbuilder: Thomson & Taylor
  • Chassis n°: 60/19
  • Engine n°: 40100

A prototype ex works specimen by Thomson and Taylor. It ran the 1928 and 1929 Tourist Trophies driven by Edgar Maclure. It was firstly registered by Percy Riley.

Private collection

1929 Bugatti Type 40 Grand Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Bugatti
  • Chassis n°: 40775
  • Engine n°: 656

The personal car of S.A.S Gustave de Croÿ, Prince de Croÿ Roeulx and Prince de Solre.

Private collection

1929 Lancia Lambda Spider 8a serie tipo corto

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Casaro
  • Chassis n°: 20483
  • Engine n°: 10212

A rarest Lambda chassis Type 221 coachbuilt by Casaro and owned by Counte Vittorio Zanon di Valgiurata.

Private collection

1929 Zanussi Alfa Romeo 1100 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Zanussi Treviso
  • Chassis n°: 0211463
  • Engine n°: mod. BMW 319

One-off barchetta race car built by Fioravante Zanussi, using a Fiat 508 C chassis; born with an Alfa Romeo derived engine and, as last development, fitted with a 1100 S engine.


1929 Bugatti Type 41 Royale Coupé Napoleon

  • Coachbuilder: Bugatti
  • Chassis n°: 41100
  • Engine n°: 41141

If there was ever a motorcar that deserved to be referred to as a Automotive Masterpiece, that car is the Bugatti Royale.


1930 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix

  • Coachbuilder: Bugatti
  • Chassis n°: 4952
  • Engine n°: 209TC

It was commissioned by the Portoguese racing driver Henry Lehrfeld. It ran and won the 1930 Setúbal Start Kilometre and 1934 Circuito Internacional de Vila Real.


1930 Delage D8N

  • Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron Carrossier
  • Chassis n°: 34410
  • Engine n°: 1307

This handsome “Mouette” saloon bodywork is a creation of Henri Chapron. The car was owned by the famous restaurateur André Surmain.

Private collection

1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A SS Torpedo

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
  • Chassis n°: 1651
  • Engine n°: IF 1651

Built for an American customer wears a one-off torpedo body built by Carrozzeria Castagna.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)