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.

1948 Cisitalia 202 Corsa

  • Coachbuilder: Stabilimenti Farina
  • Chassis n°: 066
  • Engine n°: 200MM

It is one of three special “Corsa” coupes prepared for the Mille Miglia and Targa Florio races in 1948. Different from the later production cars in many ways.

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.

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°: 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 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 ran 1951 Varese-Campo dei Fiori with Luciano Gramegna and 1953 Cortemaggiore-Merano with Giordano Rota.

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

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)

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 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 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