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.

1955 Ferrari 250 Europa GT

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: 0399GT
  • Engine n°: 0399GT

One of just 28. Each example built with specific features. Sold new to Sydney E. Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin's son. First restoration in 1961 by Domenico Spadaro.

Private collection

1955 O.S.C.A. MT4-2AD

  • Coachbuilder: Fratelli Morelli
  • Chassis n°: 1162
  • Engine n°: 1130

It took part in the Mille Miglia three times with Carlo Falli, in 1955, 1956 and 1957. It was part of the Rosso Bianco Collection from 1987 to 2003. The specimen is matching numbers.

Private collection

1955 Jaguar XK 140 OTS

  • Coachbuilder: Jaguar
  • Chassis n°: S800035DN
  • Engine n°: G3 513-8S

One of 3 works Jaguar XK 140 built in 1955. It raced the 1956 Mille Miglia with Georges Guyot, ranking 40th overall and 1st in class. 1 of only 73 RHD examples.

Private collection

1955 Ermini 357 Sport

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Scaglietti
  • Chassis n°: 1555
  • Engine n°: Unknown

An Officine Ermini Firenze works car with a great racing career and the only Ermini 357 Sport born with 1500 engine. One of the three with body by Scaglietti.

Private collection

1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: AR1495*0004
  • Engine n°: 131540182

One of two prototypes of the Giulietta Spider built by Bertone and designed by Franco Scaglione. It remained a concept and is a star in concourses d'elegance.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1955 Fiat 8V Elaborata Zagato

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 106*000109*
  • Engine n°: 000174

Last chassis number for one of only five 8V “Elaborata” built by Zagato. Used in races by Emanuele Quartara from 1955 to 1957, both in standard and Zagato shape.

Private collection

1955 Alfa Romeo 1900 C Super Sprint Zagato

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: AR1900C*02060
  • Engine n°: 130810398

Owned by Luigi Taramazzo, this 1900 SSZ raced with Paolo Lena the 1956 Mille Miglia and Rallye del Sestriére. It later participated to motoring events up today.

Private collection

1955 Lancia Aurelia B24 Spider

  • Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
  • Chassis n°: B24-1021
  • Engine n°: B24-1058

A B24 Spider with special custom features both in mechanic and in devices that make it a one-off. This is the only B24 racing two Mille Miglia, in 1956 and 1957.

Private collection

1956 Ferrari 410 Super America Competizione

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Scaglietti
  • Chassis n°: 0596 CM
  • Engine n°: 0596 CM

2nd of just three cars built. In 1956 it was driven by Luigi Musso and Peter Collins in the 1000 Kilometers of Buenos Aires, enrolled by Sture Nottorp in the Mille Miglia and involved in the story of an alleged sabotage, ranked 7th in Swedish Sports Car Grand Prix.

Private collection

1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

  • Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz
  • Chassis n°: 198.040.6500028
  • Engine n°: 1989806500038

Factory set-up: race car and pop-art icon. It raced Mille Miglia, Targa Florio and Giro di Sicilia. Later subject of a poster, basis for the work of Andy Warhol.

Private collection

1956 Porsche Spyder Type 550-1500 RS

  • Coachbuilder: Karosserie Wendler Reutlingen
  • Chassis n°: 550-0084
  • Engine n°: P90130

550-0084 with gentleman driver Gotfrid Köchert at the wheel was 1st in class at 1956 Nürburgring Grand Prix of Germany. Stunning at the Mille Miglia, same year.

Private collection

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: AR1012000001
  • Engine n°: AR0012000003

This car is the first prototype of Sprint Speciale and it was presented at the 1957 Salone dell'Auto di Torino, featuring a highly refined study of aerodynamic.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1957 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: AR1493E*04349
  • Engine n°: 1315/30497

This car, a desirable Veloce, took part in the last edition of the Mille Miglia in 1957, with Rinaldo Parmigiani, who gained 40th place in the overall ranking.

Private collection

1960 Alfa Romeo 2000 Sprint Praho

  • Coachbuilder: Carrozzeria Touring
  • Chassis n°: AR10205*00001
  • Engine n°: AR00204-01345

This prototype was presented at the Salone dell’Automobile in Torino in 1960. Its name is inspired by Malaysian ships for the concave shape of the rear window.

Corrado Lopresto (IT)

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: AR10511750018
  • Engine n°: AR00511000002

With female driver Christiane Petit, it raced Rallye du Var, Course de Côte Nationale Automobile d'Ampus, Course de Côte de Turckheim-Trois Epis, among others.

Private collection