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.

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

1953 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Fantuzzi
  • Chassis n°: 0264/M
  • Engine n°: 0264/M

3rd out of a total of 13 MM/53. It raced '53 and '56 Mille Miglia. Ferrari collector Pierre Bardinon commissioned a rebody as a Barchetta Touring by Fantuzzi.

Private collection

1953 Ferrari 166 millemiglia

  • Coachbuilder: Ferrari/Carrozzeria Autodromo
  • Chassis n°: 0272M
  • Engine n°: 0272/M

Twice at the Mille Miglia, one-off body. Bill Mason‘s (father of Pink Floyd's Nick) directed the Shell MM Film in this car. Car for Kirk Douglas in "The Racers". 

Private collection

1953 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106.000059
  • Engine n°: 000110

It's the third pre-production Zagato model. It raced for Scuderia Sant'Ambroeus two Mille Miglia and two Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti, among several other races.

Private collection

1954 O.S.C.A. 2000 S

  • Coachbuilder: Frua
  • Chassis n°: 2004
  • Engine n°: 2501

2nd of three new 2000S chassis built. Ran the Giro di Sicilia and the Mille Miglia. In the U.S. it ran the Pikes Peak. Restored with a one-off 2.5 liter engine.

Private collection

1954 Panhard Dyna X86 Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Rimondi
  • Chassis n°: 481821
  • Engine n°: *021335* S3

Former Mille Miglia car, participated in the last four editions: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957. One-owner from 1982. Completely restored. A scaled-down sport barchetta.

Private collection

1954 O.S.C.A. Foglietti Valentini MT4-2AD

  • Coachbuilder: Valentini
  • Chassis n°: 1144
  • Engine n°: 1127

One-off 1100 O.S.C.A. MT4, born Morelli, re-designed by specialists Enrico Foglietti and Giorgio Valentini. Constant fighter, often 1st in class from 1954 to 1963.

Edoardo Tenconi (IT)

1954 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106*000078*
  • Engine n°: 104.000*000150*

One of six Fiat 8V built by Zagato with “double-bubble” roof. Participated in 1956 Mille Miglia, ranking 47th overall. Modified in nose shape in the early ‘60s.

Private collection

1954 O.S.C.A. MT4-2AD

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Morelli
  • Chassis n°: 1146
  • Engine n°: 1131

The car raced the 1955 Mille Miglia, ranking 14th overall and 2nd in class. From 1954 had a long and successful career, mostly in France, driven by Luc Descollanges and later by Paul Pignard, father of the famous Michel (Pinuche), until the end of ‘50s.

Private collection

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

  • Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
  • Chassis n°: 198.043.5500441
  • Engine n°: 198.980.5500368.

The 17th of 29 Alloy Gullwing. Raced the 1957 Mille Miglia and had an intense racing career, especially in France from 1955 to 1958, always with its owner-driver René Cotton. In recent years it had an intense participation in the re-enactment races.

Private collection

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR

  • Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
  • Chassis n°: 196.110-00004/55
  • Engine n°: M196/60

The winner of the 1955 Mille Miglia, driven by Stirling Moss, holding the undefeated speed record for the race in its history. It had a busy racing season. Always owned by Mercedes-Benz.

Private collection

1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: AR1493*00094*
  • Engine n°: AR131500186

This car is a pre-series and one of the oldest Giulietta Sprint around. It ran the 1955 Mille Miglia, ranking 130th overall and 13th in class. Barn find in 2016.

Private collection

1955 Fiat 8V ZAGATO

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106.000083
  • Engine n°: 104.000168

One of the only six 8V by Zagato bodied with peculiar double-bubble roof. It ran several main races, including Coppa Intereuropa, Mille Miglia and Targa Florio.

Private collection

1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 149500007
  • Engine n°: AR131540009

This chassis (no. 07) is one of three convertible prototypes built by Pinin Farina and final development of the model. It debuted at the Paris Salon in 1955.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Super Sprint Zagato

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: AR1900C*01931
  • Engine n°: AR130800942

This SSZ raced in 1955 the Mille Miglia, finishing 2nd in class, and the Coppa Inter-Europa, ranking 11th overall. Over 50 years in the hands of the same owner.

Private collection