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1949 Ferrari 166 Panoramica Sanction II

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 0061S
  • Engine n°: TBD

A philological reconstruction. A tribute to 'Panoramica' bodywork concept built nowadays by Zagato on a rolling chassis originally of a Ferrari 166 Vignale coupé.

Private collection

1949 Gilco Giannini 750 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Giulio Ferrandi e Figlio
  • Chassis n°: 5194849
  • Engine n°: 100.000*39485*/G1*073

A one off assembled by Patriarca on a Gilco chassis with Giannini engine, it was twice at the Mille Miglia in 1950 and 1951 with owner-driver Luigi Musso. Long racing career.

Private collection

1949 Fiat 1100 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 500065
  • Engine n°: 500215

Produced in 1949 with the standard Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat body, it was chosen, a little later, to carry a body by Fabio Luigi Rapi, pre series for the Fiat 8V. Kept in the famous collection of Mario Righini, it was a protagonist in 1980s re-enactments with Flaminio Valseriati.

Private collection

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Villa d'Este

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 915882
  • Engine n°: 928190

Coachbuilt by Touring as a Superleggera, it's one of 31 built and the last hand-made Alfa Romeo of its era. Formerly owned by Dutch racing legend Toine Hezemans.

Private collection

1949 Maserati Tipo A6 GCS 2000 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Fantuzzi
  • Chassis n°: 2012
  • Engine n°: 2012

One of 15 "Monofaro" built, features a one-off experimental engine; it's one of two sold in Brazil. It raced in 1952 Grande Premio da Cidade de Rio de Janeiro.

Private collection

1949 Fiat Ermini Siluro 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Motto
  • Chassis n°: 5210049
  • Engine n°: 5210049

Built on a Gilco chassis with a Motto dress. It ran several Mille Miglia and Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti. It is the winning car of the 1949 Coppa della Toscana.

Private collection

1949 Ferrari 166 Inter Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria A. Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: 0059S
  • Engine n°: 0083S

This is the first of only six examples of Ferrari 166 Inter Coupé bodied by Vignale on Michelotti design. 166 Inter was considered Ferrari's first true "granturismo". 

Private collection

1949 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 915769
  • Engine n°: SS923793

Built on the SS short chassis with a Pinin Farina body, this one-off coupé it is believed to be one of the first cars featuring the twin headlamp configuration.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1950 Fiat 500 C

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 500C*222313*
  • Engine n°: 500B*386380*

A former Mille Miglia racer. It raced the 1954 “red arrow”, competing for the World International Championship and comprehending the new Gran Premio Nuvolari.

Private collection

1950 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 0048/M
  • Engine n°: 0048/M

One of five Berlinettas manufactured by Carrozzeria Touring. One of two painted in this light blue color. Intense racing career. Three times at the Mille Miglia, in 1951, 1952, 1953.


1950 Fiat Ermini Siluro 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Motto
  • Chassis n°: 008850
  • Engine n°: 008850

One of two Fiat-Ermini "siluro" bodied by Motto. It ran the 1950 Mille Miglia with Ugo Puma and Robert Delpech and several races in Sicily such as Targa Florio.

Private collection

1950 Fiat 1400

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 101*015781
  • Engine n°: 017008

Abarth elaborated by De Sanctis, it ran 29 races, with three Mille Miglia (1952, 1st in class) and Campionato Italiano in 1952 - 1st in class, 1953 - 3rd in class.

Private collection

1950 Giaur 750 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Meccaniche Taraschi
  • Chassis n°: BT-006
  • Engine n°: 500B*131799*

Owned and raced by Maria Teresa De Filippis. This car participated with Luigi Musso in the 1952 Mille Miglia, and with Giuseppe Sapienza at the 1955 Targa Florio.

Private collection

1950 Panhard Autocorse Gilco 750 Sport Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Colli
  • Chassis n°: 306529
  • Engine n°: 306529

Born Dyna, grown up as a Disco Volante, became a spider. From ideas of Gastone Crepaldi and hands of Tino Bianchi. Shown at the Salone di Torino. Ran 4 Mille Miglia.

Private collection

1950 Abarth 205A berlinetta

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria A. Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: 205101
  • Engine n°: 204016

Chassis 205-101 was the first of three example built and surviving. The first car with an Abarth badge, ran several races and was driven by Guido Scagliarini.

Private collection