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1950 Aston Martin DB2 Saloon Vantage

  • Coachbuilder: Mulliners
  • Chassis n°: LML/50/21
  • Engine n°: LB6V/50/238

The 1st Vantage produced; delivered to the American Racing Driver Briggs Cunningham who drove it in the 1st Sebring Race in 1950 and the Giant Despair Race in 1951.

Private collection

1950 Cisitalia 202 Spyder

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
  • Chassis n°: 154SC
  • Engine n°: 279

One of two Cisitalia 202 bodied by Castagna Milano. It ran 1951 Varese-Campo dei Fiori with Luciano Gramegna and 1953 Cortemaggiore-Merano with Giordano Rota.

Private collection

1950 Giaur 750 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Meccaniche Taraschi
  • Chassis n°: BT-004
  • Engine n°: G1-085

Giaur: a Taraschi structure for a Giannini engine in a small but effective combination. It ran four Mille Miglia and one Coppa della Toscana, among other races.

Private collection

1951 Ermini Sport Internazionale 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto/Lotti
  • Chassis n°: #043251#
  • Engine n°: M.00011

One of three cars manufactured; the 2nd built and the only bodied by Motto/Lotti. It took part in the 1952 and 1953 seasons in about thirty races throughout Italy, from the Mille Miglia to the Targa Florio.

Private collection

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: B20-1246
  • Engine n°: B20-1269

A classic Pinin Farina coupé with a story of big races: it ran four editions of the Mille Miglia and four Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti between 1952 and 1955.

Private collection

1951 Fiat 500 C

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 306125
  • Engine n°: 308619

A little but angry Topolino facing the big races in 1950s Italy. The car ran the 1952 Mille Miglia, ranking 192nd and the 1952 Coppa della Toscana, ranking 102nd.

Private collection

1951 Ferrari 195 Inter

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: 0103S
  • Engine n°: 0087S

One of only 11 examples of 195 Inter built by Vignale with coupé body. It had a Granturismo life but raced the Campeonato de Arranque do Clube 100 á Hora in 1953. 

MUSEU DO CARAMULO (PT)

1951 Lancia Aurelia B21

  • Coachbuilder: Lancia
  • Chassis n°: *B21-1171*
  • Engine n°: 1169

Fitted with Nardi tuning kit, it faced the 1952 Mille Miglia, ranking 32ndin class. It participated to several Mille Miglia re-enactments in the years.

Private collection

1951 Fiat Ermini Siluro 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Mariani
  • Chassis n°: 028051
  • Engine n°: 28051

A one-off "siluro" body by Fratelli Mariani. The 10th car built by Ermini. It ran the 1951 Mille Miglia, the 1952 Targa Florio and several Italian hillclimbs.

Private collection

1952 Fiat 500 C

  • Coachbuilder: Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 500C*366836*
  • Engine n°: 500B*242769*

A little Topolino facing the Mille Miglia. The car ran the 1953 Mille Miglia, ranking 247th. Still original BS 39515 plate from new.

Private collection

1952 O.S.C.A. MT4-2AD

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Morelli
  • Chassis n°: 1117
  • Engine n°: 1116

It took part in 1954 and 1955 Mille Miglia. Really huge palmares from early 50s to mid 60s. After several changes, is fully restored to its original appearance.

Private collection

1952 Parisotto 750 Sport Siata

  • Coachbuilder: Parisotto
  • Chassis n°: 5062652
  • Engine n°: 000145

One of the nine Parisotto built in 1952 for Scuderia Patavium Team, raced at the 1952 Mille Miglia. Often first in its class that year at the main hillclimbs. 

Private collection

1952 Alfa Romeo 1900 L Cabriolet Victoria

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: AR190020075
  • Engine n°: AR130603886

One of few examples remaining of Cabriolet Victoria. It is believed to be the car used by the Patriarch of Venice, Cardinal Roncalli, later Pope Giovanni XXIII.

Private collection

1952 Rolls Royce Phantom IV Sedanca de Ville

  • Coachbuilder: Hooper & Co
  • Chassis n°: 4AF20
  • Engine n°: P10A

One of 18 "unique" cars for maximum representation and head of states. This example was custom-built in 1952 for the Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah, aka Aga Khan III.

Ion Tiriac (RO)

1952 Fiat 8V

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto
  • Chassis n°: 106.000004
  • Engine n°: 104000003

The fourth car built in a series of six pre-production prototypes. It was rebuilt in 1952 probably by Motto, it ran four Mille Miglia in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955.

Edoardo Tenconi (IT)