Automotive Masterpieces' Cars

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1947 Cisitalia D46/48

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

A single seater by Dante Giacosa. Cisitalia and Abarth competiton car. It was driven by Felice Bonetto, Achille Varzi, Giuseppe Farina, Piero Dusio and Piero Taruffi.

Private collection

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Cabriolet

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: 915335
  • Engine n°: 926116

An example of a limited series. A very rare work of Giovanni Michelotti for Stabilimenti Farina, with an unusual grille shape for an Alfa Romeo. Completely restored.

Private collection

1947 Fiat 1100 S

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

One of the first "pre-series" specimens designed by FIAT for purely competitive use. It is distinguished by some details from the definitive specimens. It boasts a long career in re-enactment competitions.

Private collection

1947 Lancia Stanguellini Aprilia Berlinetta Special

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: 439S-12000
  • Engine n°: 25057

One of the three built Bertone of this type with the brand Lancia, probably the last surviving.

Private collection

1947 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

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

Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport: defined as “a rolling sculpture” and was exposed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).  This example took part in some races in Argentina.

Private collection

1947 AMP Special

  • Coachbuilder: Prete
  • Chassis n°: 1566
  • Engine n°: 824046

The "homemade" one-off Alfa-Maserati-Prete. It achieved an overall third place at 1949 Giro di Sicilia - Targa Florio with Giovanni Rocco and Placido Prete.

Private collection

1947 Fiat Stanguellini 1100 Berlinetta Special

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

Built by Stanguellini with a Bertone body designed by Luigi Fabio Rapi. It ran the Coppa Inter-Europa in 1951 and its engine was tuned-up by Giannini in 1954.

Private collection

1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 S Cabriolet

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: 915339
  • Engine n°: 926138

A rare car with design by Michelotti and interiors by Mario Revelli di Beaumont for Stabilimenti Farina. Probably a show car in several concours and motor shows.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1947 Rovelli Fiat 1100 Testadoro Spider hardtop

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

With a sleek body by Castagna, it ran the Mille Miglia of 1947 driven by Ghirindelli/Galli and the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti of 1947 driven by Giulio Cabianca.

Private collection

1947 Bristol 400

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 400/181
  • Engine n°: 400/85C/1971

One of three Bristol 400 chassis bodied by Pinin Farina. Originally sold to Peter Bolton (UK racing driver) and then re-purchased and kept by Bolton for over 40 years.

Private collection

1948 Fiat trasformazione Stanguellini 1100 Sport

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

Began her career as an official team car, immediately raced in the most competitive fields, like the 1948, 1949 Mille Miglia and 1949 Circuito di Pescara. The car changed the “Siluro” body with a Motto’s “Barchetta” body and ran again the Mille Miglia in 1953.

Private collection

1948 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500135*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500116*

A former Mille Miglia racer. It has participated in 1951 and 1952 editions. Completely restored, it was featured in a Ruoteclassiche magazine’s article in 2004.

Private collection

1948 Fiat 1100 S Stanguellini

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500053*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500069*

Stanguellini powered. Born with Fiat Carrozzerie Speciale body, it evolved in a Ferrari-like Motto shape. It has participated in 1951 and 1952 Mille Miglia. It ranked 9thplace overall at the L’Aosta- Gran San Bernardo.

Private collection

1948 Fiat Ermini 1100 M.M.

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Mariani
  • Chassis n°: 1100*214184
  • Engine n°: H106880

Born as a Fiat 1100 sedan, it was transformed into a sport. It ran the 1948 Mille Miglia, damaged and rebuilt, it ran 1949 Coppa della Toscana and 1955 Mille Miglia.

Private collection

1948 Packard Super Eight Victoria Convertible

  • Coachbuilder: Briggs Manufacturing Company
  • Chassis n°: 414305
  • Engine n°: TBD

Purchased new by its first owner, a dutch industrialist, who lived on the Orta Lake. It remained there until purchased by its current owner, an Italian enthusiast.

Private collection