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1952 Fiat 500 C

Chassis no. 500C*366836*
Engine no. 500B*242769*
Coachbuilder Fiat

#DanteGiacosa

Dante Giacosa was an Italian automobile designer and engineer responsible for a range of Italian automobile designs and for refining the front-wheel drive layout to an industry-standard configuration. He studied engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin until 1927. After completing his compulsory military service he joined Fiat in 1928. Giacosa was engineering manager at Fiat by 1937. Wealthy Italian industrialist Piero Dusio approached Giacosa in 1944 with a request to design a single seat racing car that could be purchased for a relatively low price. This he did in his free time away for the Fiat factory. The design utilised components from the Fiat 500 and 508C. The resulting car the Cisitalia D46 was on sale in 1946. Giacosa did the initial design work on the next Cisitalia model, a two-seat sports car, the Project 202. Giacosa had become director of the engineering division of Fiat by 1950. He retired from his full-time position with Fiat in 1970. 

 

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1929 Zanussi Alfa Romeo 1100 Sport

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

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1935 Fiat 508 S Berlinetta Mille Miglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 508S076019
  • Engine n°: 000609

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1935 Fiat 508 S Berlinetta Mille Miglia

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 508S*082535
  • Engine n°: 00899

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1938 Ogna Fiat 750 Giannini

  • Coachbuilder: Domenico Ogna
  • Chassis n°: 035785
  • Engine n°: 500B*205163*

Private collection

1938 Fiat 500 Sport Vendrame

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Vendrame
  • Chassis n°: 500*040806*
  • Engine n°: 5207450

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1939 Fiat 508 CMM

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Savio
  • Chassis n°: 508CM*238700*
  • Engine n°: 108C241575

Private collection

1939 Siata Fiat 1100 Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Viberti
  • Chassis n°: 508C238030
  • Engine n°: 108C

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  • Coachbuilder: Bertone/Ortolani
  • Chassis n°: 1100*279904*
  • Engine n°: 305909

Private collection

1947 Cisitalia 202 Spyder Mille Miglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Garella
  • Chassis n°: 002S
  • Engine n°: 029

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1947 Cisitalia D46/48

  • Coachbuilder: Cisitalia
  • Chassis n°: 0031
  • Engine n°: 018

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1947 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500006*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500002*

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1947 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 033
  • Engine n°: 314

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1947 Fiat Stanguellini 1100 Berlinetta Special

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: 290996
  • Engine n°: 324347

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1947 Rovelli Fiat 1100 Testadoro Spider hardtop

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
  • Chassis n°: 0039147
  • Engine n°: 293028

Private collection

1948 Fiat trasformazione Stanguellini 1100 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto
  • Chassis n°: CS01107
  • Engine n°: CS1106

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