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

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

It raced 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. 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

  • 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 3 cars built. 1956 1000 Kms of Buenos Aires with Musso - Collins. Involved in an alleged sabotage at the Mille Miglia. 7th in Swedish Sports Car GP.

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 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

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

1958 Lancia Appia GTZ

  • Coachbuilder: Zagato
  • Chassis n°: 81201.1875
  • Engine n°: 81400.1859

An almost one-off: the 1st of just 3 GTZ prototype of the GTE. First owner Elio Zagato. Often 1st in class from 1958 to 1961. Supposed to be the only surviving.

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

1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2

  • Coachbuilder: Autodelta
  • Chassis n°: 75033014
  • Engine n°: 0028

Originally bodied as a classic Daytona coupé for the Autodelta works team, chassis '014' placing 7th at the eponymous Florida race and 3rd at the Targa Florio. 

Private collection

1969 Porsche 911 S Sportwagen

  • Coachbuilder: Karmann
  • Chassis n°: 119301155
  • Engine n°: 6522811

Born as a standard 911 S model, it was built by Sportwagen for racing purposes as S/T for Targa Florio 1973 - 1974. Huge palmares. Driven by Patamia and Govoni.

Private collection

1970 March 701

  • Coachbuilder: Specialised Mouldings
  • Chassis n°: 7018
  • Engine n°: TBD

In Colin Crabbe’s Antique Automobiles team and the car of the Ronnie Peterson's Formula 1 debut. It raced several 1970 Formula 1 GPs. Former Autodelta test car.

Private collection

1974 Lancia Strato's HF

  • Coachbuilder: Bertone
  • Chassis n°: 829AR0001512
  • Engine n°: 135C00-0008322

First Strato's homologated in Group 4 in October 1974. This ex-Works has participated and won the World Rally Championship 1974 with the Lancia-Marlboro team.

Private collection