Automotive Masterpieces' Cars

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1948 Fiat derivata Stanguellini 750 Siata

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Scaglietti
  • Chassis n°: *CS04073*
  • Engine n°: *CS04073*

It has participated in the Mille Miglia four times, in 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952. Ex works. It raced in Italy between 1949 and 1954 with a "siluro" body, then rebodied in the form of an elegant spider.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1948 Fiat 1100 S Spyder

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto
  • Chassis n°: 508C235206
  • Engine n°: 794148

A Sport "Barchetta" that was bodied by Rocco Motto, modified by Stanguellini and ran the 1948 Mille Miglia with entry no. 395 and the team Pedretti-Alessio.


1948 Siata Fenocchio 750 Spider Corsa

  • Coachbuilder: Carozzeria Bresciana
  • Chassis n°: 133748
  • Engine n°: 133748

A one-off. Built in 1948 in the garage of the motorcycle racer Fenocchio in Brescia. Siata 750 engine on a Fiat Chassis, covered with a streamlined barchetta shape. It raced the 1948, 1949 and 1955 Mille Miglia.

Private collection

1948 Ferrari 166 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 005S
  • Engine n°: 013S

Ferrari prototype exhibited at 1948 Turin Salon; it won the 1st Coppa Intereuropa in 1949. It is believed to be the first 2+2 and the oldest “road-going” Ferrari.


1948 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500160*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500198*

A matching numbers car, featured in a 4/97 Ruoteclassiche magazine monographic article.

Private collection

1948 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500107*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500151*

A “family business”: the car has always been property of the same family. The car took part in the 1948, 1949 and 1953 Mille Miglia. The same car won the 1988 reenactment of the Mille Miglia.

Private collection

1948 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500099*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500098*

A rare 1100 S by Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat, still bearing the original Brescia plates from 1948, which took part to many Mille Miglia re-enactments in recent years.

Private collection

1948 Gilco Fiat 1100 Sport Stanguellini

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Mariani
  • Chassis n°: 10-13058
  • Engine n°: 325692

One-off built by Fratelli Mariani on a Gilco chassis with a reworked Fiat Stanguellini engine for Elio Checcacci. Participated in the 1949 Mille Miglia, Targa Florio; was 2nd in class and 4th overall in the 1st Coppa della Toscana.

Private collection

1948 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 035
  • Engine n°: 076

A car with a racing and V.I.P. history, it raced the 1949 Mille Miglia, driven by Nino Beninati ranking 109th overall. In 1949 it was purchased by Carlo Ponti.

Private collection

1948 Cisitalia 202 Corsa

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: 066
  • Engine n°: 200MM

It is one of three special “Corsa” coupes prepared for the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio races in 1948. Different from the later production cars in many ways.

Private collection

1948 Fiat Zanussi Fontebasso Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Vendrame
  • Chassis n°: 5500748
  • Engine n°: 100AN15490

It is the only uprated by Antonio Fontebasso and ran the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti in 1949.

Private collection

1948 Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 073
  • Engine n°: 115

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

Private collection

1949 Aston Martin DB Mark II

  • Coachbuilder: Aston Martin
  • Chassis n°: LML/49/4
  • Engine n°: LB6/49/29

The Birth of the Aston Martin DB Line and the first DB2 pre-production prototype built for David Brown. It raced Coppa Inter-Europa and Targa Florio in 1950.

Private collection

1949 Fiat 500 C

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 500C*163306*
  • Engine n°: 500B*383770*

An ex Mille Miglia racer. Used in racing events for the 1950 racing season. It faced the XV Mille Miglia, ranking 177th overall, and the Coppa della Toscana.

Private collection

1949 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 1100S*500326*
  • Engine n°: 1100S*500348*

A matching numbers car. It participated in a great number of re-enacting events.It participated in the 1000 Millas Sport in Argentina, in 1999.

Private collection