Automotive Masterpieces' Highlights

The highlights are the gems of Automotive Masterpieces. Cars with a traced past and history, full of vintage photos and rediscovered documentation.
To achieve this result are cars in "Researches & updates ONGOING" mode and which have owners who (in whole or in large part) supported and funded to the research proposed by us.
In any case, all the cars on the site are real "Automotive Masterpieces", so we invite you to browse out of the highlights.

1931 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 GT Mille Miglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 6C 10914569
  • Engine n°: 6C 10914569

A 2-door berlinetta “Weymann” based on the V series Gran Turismo, in an unusual Olive green. It ran the 1933 Mille Miglia, ranking 17th overall and 1st in class.

Private collection

1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Brianza
  • Chassis n°: 6C10814395
  • Engine n°: 10814395

One of only two still existing 6C 1750 with Carrozzeria Brianza bodywork.

Private collection

1933 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Castagna Milano
  • Chassis n°: 121215037
  • Engine n°: 6C121215037

Sporty and stylish coachwork by Castagna, the eighth example built, bearing production number 37, this 6C 1750 Gran Sport was in the hands of the same owner for forty years, then travelled the world. Recently restored with meticulous attention to details.

Private collection

1935 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 Pescara Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: 6C 700635
  • Engine n°: 6C 700635

Personal car of dictator Benito Mussolini, portrayed in parades. It participated with Ercole Boratto in the 1936 Mille Miglia, finishing 13th overall and 3rd in class.

Private collection

1938 Lancia Astura Mille Miglia Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Colli
  • Chassis n°: 413207
  • Engine n°: 41297

The car was prepared in 1939 by Carrozzeria Colli, by order of the Milanese Scuderia Ambrosiana, for one of the Scuderia top drivers: Luigi Villoresi.

MUSEO NICOLIS (IT)

1938 Lancia Aprilia Sport Pagani

  • Coachbuilder: Viotti / Benelli
  • Chassis n°: 39.2849
  • Engine n°: 977586

A one-off Aprilia. Prepared by Pagani, born with an aerodynamic body and later transformed into spider, it ran with both bodies including three Mille Miglia. 

Private collection

1939 Siata Fiat 1100 Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Viberti
  • Chassis n°: 508C238030
  • Engine n°: 108C

Absolutely typical of Italy's entirely charming Fiat-based racing specials. It ran the Gran Premio di Brescia delle Mille Miglia with Ruggeri/Dansi, ranking sixteenth overall and sixty in the up to 1100 cc class.

Edoardo Tenconi (IT)

1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Coupé

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: 915516
  • Engine n°: SS923616

A one-off car designed by Mario Revelli di Beaumont for Bertone and part of the cars of Scuderia Automobilistica Milan. Queen in concourse d'elegance for its lines.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1948 Fiat 1100 S Stanguellini

  • Coachbuilder: 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 Siata Fiat 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

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 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