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.

1949 O.S.C.A. MT4-2AD 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Morelli
  • Chassis n°: 1106
  • Engine n°: 1106

The legendary "O.S.C.A. of Cabianca”. On the podium for 16 years. 12th OA at the Mille Miglia, winner of 1951 Italian title in 1100 cc. 7 Targa Florio contested.

Private collection

1950 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

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

One of 5 Berlinettas bodied by Carrozzeria Touring. One of 2 painted in light blue. Intense racing career. Three times at the Mille Miglia, in 1951, 1952, 1953.

Private collection

1950 Fiat Ermini Siluro 1100

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria 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°: 101000017332

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°: 385861746

Born Dyna saloon, became Disco Volante, then spider. From idea of Gastone Crepaldi and hands of Tino Bianchi. Shown at the Salone di Torino. Ran 5 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 raced 1951 Varese-Campo dei Fiori with Luciano Gramegna and 1953 Cortemaggiore-Merano with Giordano Rota.

Private collection

1951 Lancia Aurelia B20

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

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

Private collection

1952 Siata 208CS

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: CS*055*
  • Engine n°: SC*013*

One of the 6 bodied by Stabilimenti Farina. One of 3 examples in the 1952 Mille Miglia, the only one to finish: 11th overall/3rd in class. It raced SCCA events.

Private collection

1952 Jaguar C-type

  • Coachbuilder: Jaguar
  • Chassis n°: XKC 008
  • Engine n°: 7B1192-8

Factory prepared for Leslie Johnson. One-off for its Laycock overdrive. It raced the 1953 Mille Miglia and was on the podium in British championships until 1958.

Private collection

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 Ernesto Tenconi (IT)

1952 Ermini Sport Internazionale

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

This car raced 1952 Mille Miglia and Targa Florio (1st in class) and 1953 Mille Miglia and Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti, among other important races in early 50s.

Edoardo Ernesto Tenconi (IT)

1952 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 000002
  • Engine n°: 104 000 *000006***

2nd of 6 pre-production cars. Oldest surviving of all 8V. Prototype for the 8V Zagato. 8V that raced the most ever. 4 Mille Miglia. Broke several speed records.

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 attracted the curiosity of historians and motoring enthusiasts alike.

Private collection

1952 Lancia Aurelia B20

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

This car participated to 1953 Mille Miglia with the racing driver Gustavo Richter and in sporting events between 1953 and 1954. Owned recently by Stefano Ricci.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V "Corsa"

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat
  • Chassis n°: 106*000034*
  • Engine n°: 104*000083*

One of 4 "Corsa" with racing engine and lightweight body. It was twice at the Mille Miglia: 20th OA in 1953 and 48th OA in 1955, ranking 8th in class both times.

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

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

Born with "Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat" II series body, it 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°: CS*042*

8th of all Fiat 8V and 2nd oldest surviving with Rapi body. Custom features for E. F. Nasi. It raced 1957 Mille Miglia with Siddi, bronze at 1948 Olympic Games.

Private collection

1953 Lancia Aurelia B20

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: *B20-2342*
  • Engine n°: B20-2590

Sporting history from late 1954 to all 1955 with Carlo Croce: huge palmarès including 18th overall at the Mille Miglia and 4th overall at the Coppa Intereuropa.

Private collection

1953 Lancia Aurelia B22 Berlina

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

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

Private collection