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1953 Ferrari 340 MM Spyder

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Scaglietti
  • Chassis n°: 0294AM
  • Engine n°: 0294AM

Villoresi's 340MM at 1953 Mille Miglia with Touring body and winning car at 1953 BRDC International Daily Express Trophy Race. Since 1954 with Scaglietti body. 

Private collection

1953 Chrysler New Yorker Ghia Special

  • Coachbuilder: Ghia
  • Chassis n°: 7231533
  • Engine n°: 31901

Purchased by Leon Coulibeuf, postwar industrialist and racing driver. It parteciped in 1953 Concours d’Elegance d’Enghien-les-Bains and in nowadays concours.

Private collection

1953 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 5

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: 01396
  • Engine n°: no number

The B.A.T. 5 is the first concept car of the B.A.T. series built by Bertone on the chassis of the Alfa Romeo 1900C presented at the Turin Motor Show in 1953.

Private collection

1953 Lancia Aurelia Gran Turismo 2500

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: B20-2527
  • Engine n°: B202823

This classic in elegant burgundy livery was fitted back in the days with an original Nardi intake for twin carburettor and alloy airbox. Owned by Stefano Ricci.

Stefano Ricci (IT)

1953 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon Vantage

  • Coachbuilder: Mulliners
  • Chassis n°: LML/50/301
  • Engine n°: VB6B/50/1124

A rare Vantage version of the DB2. This car was first owned by Gerald Rudolf Ford Jr., the 38th President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977. 

Private collection

1953 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Fantuzzi
  • Chassis n°: 0264/M
  • Engine n°: 0264/M

3rd out of a total of 13 MM/53. It raced '53 and '56 Mille Miglia. Ferrari collector Pierre Bardinon commissioned a rebody as a Barchetta Touring by Fantuzzi.

Private collection

1953 Maserati Sport 2000

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Fantuzzi
  • Chassis n°: *2066*
  • Engine n°: 2066

The car faced the 1954 Mille Miglia and was entered in the 1955 one. It faced an intense racing season between 1954 and 1956 with the gentleman driver Alberico Cacciari.Found in South America in the 1980s and then restored.

Private collection

1953 Cisitalia 505 DF

  • Coachbuilder: Ghia
  • Chassis n°: 505F00210
  • Engine n°: 00210

One of 3 remaining Cisitalia 505 DF (Derivata Fiat). Chassis and engine derived by Fiat 1900, body designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi and built by Carrozzeria Ghia.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 1100/103

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 103*021504*
  • Engine n°: 103.000*021609*

A family car for the races. Twice at the Mille Miglia in 1956, ranking 11thplace in class, and 1957. For fifty years in the hands of the same owner.

Private collection

1953 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Ferrari/Carrozzeria Autodromo
  • Chassis n°: 0272M
  • Engine n°: 0272/M

Twice at the Mille Miglia, one-off body. Bill Mason‘s (father of Pink Floyd's Nick) directed the Shell MM Film in this car. Car for Kirk Douglas in "The Racers". 

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106.000026
  • Engine n°: 104.000031

Born with original Rapi lines, it was rebodied: it's one of only six 8V Zagato with double-bubble roof. It ran 1957 Rally del Sestriere, ranking 3rd in class.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106.000059
  • Engine n°: 000110

It's the third pre-production Zagato model. It raced for Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus two Mille Miglia and two Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti, among several other races.

Private collection

1954 O.S.C.A. 2000 S

  • Coachbuilder: Frua
  • Chassis n°: 2004
  • Engine n°: 2501

2nd of three new 2000S chassis built. Ran the Giro di Sicilia and the Mille Miglia. In the U.S. it ran the Pikes Peak. Restored with a one-off 2.5 liter engine.

Private collection

1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS La Fléche

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: AR1900C*01942
  • Engine n°: AR1308*01097

One-off prototype, designed by Giovanni Michelotti, presented at the 1955 Salone di Torino. Always in Italy, also remembered for appearing in Italian 1980s’ movies.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1954 Panhard Dyna X86 Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Rimondi
  • Chassis n°: 481821
  • Engine n°: *021335* S3

Former Mille Miglia car, participated in the last four editions: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957. One-owner from 1982. Completely restored. A scaled-down sport barchetta.

Private collection