Automotive Masterpieces' Cars

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1952 Ferrari 212 Export barchetta

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 225 0158/ED
  • Engine n°: 0158ED

The last Touring bodied Ferrari 212 Export with a barchetta shape. A racing career: Targa Florio competitor in 1952 and 1953. Entrant in the 1956 Mille Miglia.

Private collection

1952 Ferrari 166 millemiglia berlinetta

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: 0244M
  • Engine n°: no number

One of 4 Ferrari 166 millemiglia berlinetta Vignale bodied. Winning car at 1953 12 Heures internationales d’Hyères and 2nd at 12 Heures internationales de Reims.


1952 Lancia Aurelia 2000 Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: B52-1072
  • Engine n°: B21-4496

A one-off Lancia Aurelia B52 bodied by Vignale and designed by Giovanni Michelotti. After a long and detailed restoration, a star in the concourse d'elegance.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1952 Ermini Sport Internazionale

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Motto
  • Chassis n°: 055352
  • Engine n°: 004

This car has a Gilco modified chassis. It ran Mille Miglia and Targa Florio in 1952 and Mille Miglia and Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti in 1953, among others races in the 50s.

Edoardo Tenconi (IT)

1952 Siata Daina Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: SL*0274*B
  • Engine n°: SL*0274*B

One of 300 Daina Sport produced, one of just two with the body built in aluminum. 5th in class at the 1952 Mille Miglia with the couple Comirato-Dumas.

Private collection

1952 Ferrari 225 S

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale & C.
  • Chassis n°: 0198ET
  • Engine n°: 0198ET

One of the 14 Ferrari 225 Sport Spider bodied by Vignale. Built on "tuboscocca" chassis. It boasts an intense activity of races in 1952-1953 in Portugal.

Private collection

1952 Biondetti Jaguar Special

  • Coachbuilder: Lotti
  • Chassis n°: 001
  • Engine n°: W1147-9

Always shrouded in "mystery", Clemente Biondetti's Works Jaguar-engined special has always been a car which has attracted the curiosity of historians and motoring enthusiasts alike. Created on a bespoke chassis with a factory-prepared XK120 engine, it competed in 1952 and 1953 before being rediscovered and restored in the 2000 by an Italian collector.

Private collection

1952 Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: *B20-1630*
  • Engine n°: B201736

It participated to 1953 Mille Miglia, with the racing driver Gustavo Richter. Owned recently by Stefano Ricci.

Private collection

1953 Ferrari 250 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 0340MM
  • Engine n°: 0340 MM

It raced the 1954 Mille Miglia with Vittorio Colocci and Roberto Parisi. It faced several competition in 1954 and 1955, then in 1960s went to the US. Now restored in its elegant Blu Pavone color with tan interiors.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 1100/103 TV

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 103TV*033956*
  • Engine n°: BO 18031254 BO

The FIAT family sport-car. This deeply tuned example was twice at the Mille Miglia with the same (121) race number, in 1954 (DNF) and in 1955, when it ranked 11thin class.

Private collection

1953 Porsche 356 1500 Super

  • Coachbuilder: Stuttgarter Karosseriewerk Reutter
  • Chassis n°: 11361
  • Engine n°: 30240

It results to be the first chassis of 356 equipped with the one-piece bent-window windscreen. Participated in the 1953 Mille Miglia with Italo Sancilio and Fritz Esslinger.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106*000088*
  • Engine n°: 104.000*000123

Born with bodywork "Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat" II series, evolved into a Zagato model. It raced the 1954 Mille Miglia and competed on important tracks until 1960.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 106*000008*
  • Engine n°: 000053

8th of all the Fiat 8V, the oldest surviving with this body. Out-of-series features for E. F. Nasi. It raced 1957 Mille Miglia with Siddi, bronze at 1948 Olympic Games.

Private collection

1953 Lancia Aurelia B22 Berlina

  • Coachbuilder: Lancia
  • Chassis n°: B22-1263
  • Engine n°: 1379

One of 3 cars registered to the Scuderia Lancia s.r.l., it participated to 1953 and 1954 Rally del Sestrière driven by Christillin – Fiorio and by Giletti - Cinti.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Speciale Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 106000067
  • Engine n°: 104.000*000115*

The car pictured in the official sales brochure of the II series "Fiat 8V". Exposed in 1953 at the Fiera del Levante in Bari and at the Salon Internationale de l'Automobile – Paris; in 1954 at the Salone Internazionale dell’Automobile in Torino. Its 1stregistered owner was Umberto Agnelli and it was entered in the Sestriere International Automobile Rallye.

Private collection