Fiat – 1100 Industriale Savio

14 Sep 2020
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This very rare Fiat 1100 Industriale was transformed on commission by the Italian Army in 1959 into a 9-seater car by the Savio coachbuilder in Turin. The production was about 50 specimens and about 10 survivors, one of which is in the Museo dell’Arma. Even rarer is the version with steering wheel gearbox and Convertible…

Volkswagen – Karmann Ghia

29 Aug 2020
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A 1959 Karmann Ghia prototype featuring vent windows, a different roof line and re-styled rear lights.

Auto Union – 1000 SP

11 Jul 2020
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It is one of the very few built in Italy by the bodywork Fissore di Savigliano (Turin) In 1921, Bernardo Fissore with his brother Antonio founded Carrozzeria Fissore, which was later joined by the younger brothers Giovanni and Costanzo. The 1000 Special is inspired by its shapes and rear tails to the most famous Ford…

Lancia – Appia

06 Jul 2020
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This Lancia Appia coachbuilt by Canta features some small modifications such as elongated and widened mudguards, headlights moved outwards by 6cm, a panoramic rear window and a modified tail with moldings. Inside we find a more luxurious interior with vinyl-leather upholstery. Two-tone paint was also available on request.

Ghia – Selene

25 Jun 2020
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A very talented man called Tom Tjaarda became one of GHIA’s main stylists, and he made a big impression with the 1959 Selene, a sort of super-sleek forward-control “people carrier’. Its follow-up, the Selene II of 1962, had a central driving seat and two rear seats facing backwards.

Intermeccanica – IMP 700 GT

03 Jun 2020
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The Steyr-Puch IMP (short for Intermeccanica-Puch) was an aluminum two seater coupe with a top speed of 160 km/h. Intermeccanica came into existance in 1959 when a chemical engineer by the name of Frank Reisner founded Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica in Turin, Italy. Born in Hungary in the winter of 1932, Frank Reisner fled Budapest seventeen…

Fiat – 1200 Cabriolet

20 Apr 2020
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In 1959 Fiat replaced the 1200 Trasformabile, with the new Fiat 1200 Cabriolet designed by Pininfarina.  Despite the official name being 1200 Cabriolet, the new car was a real 2-seater spyder with a distinctly more sober and clean styling that incorporates the lines of the contemporary Ferrari 250 GTE in some detail. Fiat used the…

Fiat – 2100 Coupè

21 Mar 2020
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Presented at the 1959 Turin Motor Show.

Fiat – 1800 Coupé

21 Mar 2020
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BMW – 3200 Michelotti

18 Mar 2020
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Giovanni Michelotti was inspired by the U.S. style in the late 1950s when he designed the body of this BMW 3200 Michelotti Vignale.  Sergio Scaglietti manufactured the bodyframe, and the model was assembled by coachbuilder Vignale. This prototype was build on chassis 70184 of a BMW 507 and in contrast to the curved series model,…

Peugeot – 403 Cabriolet

06 Feb 2020
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Lancia – Appia Lusso

31 Jan 2020
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At the 1958 Turin Motor Show Vignale presented, (based on the Appia chassis) a 2-door sedan whose line recall clearly those of the 1957 convertible, which had a positive feedback the year before. This new model was put on sale only the following year and like all the other Appia derivatives, it was included into…

Lancia – Appia Giardinetta

02 Jan 2020
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At the Turin Motor Show in the autumn of 1959, the only real news regarding the Appia range is the launch of the family version from Viotti. The Giardinetta, which adopts the mechanics of the third series sedan, also maintains the front, while the rear is characterized by the unique hatch with hinges at the…

Moretti – 750 Turismo Spider

20 Dec 2019
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Moretti – Tour de Monde Coupé

20 Dec 2019
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This charming Moretti Tour de Monde Coupé was designed for touring and the small displacement racing classes of the 1950s and ’60s, it is an excellent example of Giovanni Moretti’s automobile manufacturing expertise and has Moretti’s own high-revving 750cc engine coupled to a four-speed transmission. Numerous body styles were employed by Moretti, including some by…

Fiat – 500

11 Dec 2019
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Alfa Romeo – Giulietta Berlina

13 Nov 2019
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Fiat – 600 Promiscuo

28 Oct 2019
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Fiat – 2100 Cabriolet Lusso

22 Oct 2019
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A design by Pietro Frua for Italian coachbuilder Viotti. Only 5 cars were made with this design on the Fiat 2100 chassis, of which 2 have survived. The car shown here was originally sold in Amsterdam to its first owner in 1960. The Cabriolet Lusso and the Coupe Lusso designs were the swan song of…

Fiat – 2100 Coupé Lusso

22 Oct 2019
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Presented at the 1962 Turin Motorshow by Carrozzeria Viotti, this Fiat 2100 Coupè was designed by Pietro Frua. About 7 Fiat 2100s were fitted with this bodystyle.

Fiat – 600 Giardinetta

22 Oct 2019
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Fiat – 600 Plein Air

22 Oct 2019
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Fiat – 1500 Coupé

04 Oct 2019
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Fiat – 800 Coupé Sestriere

01 Oct 2019
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Fiat – 500 Utility

16 Sep 2019
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Fiat – 1200 Roberta

13 Sep 2019
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Fiat – 600 Multipla Sabrina

12 Sep 2019
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Fiat – 500 Canta

02 Sep 2019
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Fiat – 1500 S Coupè

27 Aug 2019
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Chevrolet – Corvette Italia

23 Aug 2019
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Primarily known for their coachwork on Ferrari racecars, coachbuilder Scaglietti handcrafted just three Corvette Italias in collaboration with Gary Laughlin, Jim Hall, and Carroll Shelby. The Italia was intended to be produced in limited numbers for sale to affluent buyers who liked the exotic looks of a European sports car, but preferred the reliability and…

Lancia – Flaminia Sport

16 Aug 2019
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Post-war, Lancia was well-known for producing some of the most sophisticated, technically advanced and elegant cars in the world. The Lancia Flaminia began production in 1957 and replaced the Aurelia as the flagship model. It was available throughout its lifetime as a saloon, coupe and cabriolet with the most sought-after example being the Sport coupe…

Aston Martin – DB4 GT

13 Aug 2019
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Lancia – Flaminia GT

13 Aug 2019
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The Lancia Flaminia was launched in 1957 and was the replacement for the Aurelia. It was available throughout its production as a saloon (berlina), coupé, and cabriolet. The hand-crafted, aluminium bodied cabriolet, GT and GTL coupés from Touring of Milan were considerably more expensive than the Berlina models but the designs epitomised the style and…

Maserati – 3500 GT Spyder

07 Aug 2019
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Introduced in 1957, the 3500 GT coupè of the Touring body-maker was a great commercial success for the trident firm and so it seemed obvious to accompany the coupe with a spider version.Designed by Giovanni Michelotti (one of the busiest post-war Italian designers) and produced by the Vignale body-maker, the spider, with a coupe loom…

Abarth – 750 Bialbero “Record Monza” Coupé

31 Jul 2019
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Abarth – Allemano Spyder

30 Jul 2019
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Fiat – 600 Amalfi

24 Jul 2019
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Maserati – 3500 GT Bertone

04 Jul 2019
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From the large scale production of the Giulietta to a one-off, the Maserati 3500 GT Coupé. As for the Aston Martin DB2/4, which was presented in the same year, the new Maserati received a very favourable response at the international shows. The prototype featured some stylistic elements derived from the B.A.T. project, but also some…

O.S.C.A. – 1500

04 Jul 2019
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The end of the Fifties was characterised by a strong American influence on styling, which was felt not only in the automobile industry, but in all production sectors. In the car world, the American taste for tail “fins” spread to the Italian master coachbuilders too. At the Turin Motor Show in 1959 the Fiat-Osca 1500…

Simca – Lido

04 Jul 2019
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Fiat – 2100 Coupè

26 Jun 2019
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Ferrari – 400 Superamerica Coupè Speciale

26 Jun 2019
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Ferrari – 250 GT SWB

26 Jun 2019
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Cadillac – Starlight

26 Jun 2019
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Between 1958 and 1961, the Italian coach-builder Pininfarina drew great inspiration from the Cadillac Eldorado Brougham project. During that time, they designed and built four exclusive, Cadillac custom bodies. One of those was the Starlight: Unveiled at the Paris Salon in 1959, this car had an interesting Plexiglas top with an ingenious “headliner” consisting of…

Alfa Romeo – Super Flow III

26 Jun 2019
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Fiat – 1800 Cabriolet

24 Jun 2019
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Founded in 1946 near Turin by Giorgio Sargiotti, Monterosa began as a carrozzeria producing special bodies. Their earliest examples were mainly estate cars, including those based on the Fiat 1100, in 1949, and the Lancia Aurelia, in 1953. The desire to produce their own cars led to the Monterosa 600, based on the Fiat 600…

Maserati – 3500 GT Spyder Frua

24 Jun 2019
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Abarth – 1600 Coupè

24 Jun 2019
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Abarth – 1600 Spider

24 Jun 2019
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Abarth – 2200 Cabriolet

24 Jun 2019
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Unveiled by Allemano in 1958 and designed by Michelotti, the Abarth 2200 Spider is a 2 door convertible/cabriolet style road car with a front mounted engine powering the rear wheels. The 2.2 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 6 cylinder unit that develops 120 bhp (122 PS/89 kW) of power at 5400 rpm….

Abarth – 850 Spider Riviera

24 Jun 2019
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Lancia – Flaminia Sport 3C

18 Jun 2019
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Fiat – 2100 En Plein

18 Jun 2019
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In 1959 Vignale presented this very american styled sedan based on the 2100 chassis designed by Michelotti. Many elements of the body like hood and trunk are build of alluminium. Only 10 were build with less than 4/5 survivor.

Triumph – Italia 2000

18 Jun 2019
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The Triumph Italia 2000 Coupé was built between 1959 and 1962, during which time 330 cars were produced. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti, the TR3 chassis and mechanical components were supplied by the Triumph Motor Company in the United Kingdom, and built by Alfredo Vignale in Turin, Italy. By most accounts, only 330 (2 prototypes and 328 numbered production cars) of these hand-crafted…

Maserati – 5000 GT Persia

18 Jun 2019
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The first Maserati 5000GT car in the Tipo 103 series was the Shah of Persia, delivered to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had been impressed by the Maserati 3500 after a test drive but demanded a more exclusive car for himself. He commissioned Maserati’s chief engineer Giulio Alfieri to fit a slightly modified 5-litre engine from the Maserati 450S in the 3500GT’s chassis. Carrozzeria Touring developed the superleggera tubing…

Lancia – Flaminia 3B Coupè

18 Jun 2019
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Introduced at the 1959 Turin Motor Show, the Flaminia Coupè got back to the saloon aesthetical features, but on a 2.750 mm shortened chassis. Its style, clean and lacking in the American stylistic excesses very common in Europe at that time, was designed by Pinin Farina, who later chose a Flaminia Coupè as his personal…

Ferrari – 250 GT SWB

18 Jun 2019
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Ferrari – 250 GT Berlinetta Tour de France

18 Jun 2019
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Abarth – 2200 Coupè

18 Jun 2019
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Abarth – 850 Scorpione

18 Jun 2019
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The Fiat-Abarth 750/850 is a series of sporting cars by the Italian firm Abarth & C. of Turin, Italy in the 1950s and 1960s. The cars used the floorpan of the Fiat 600, but were fitted with Abarth’s modified engines. There were derivatives, which were sold as the Fiat-Abarth 850, Fiat-Abarth 1000, and Abarth Monomille…