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Auto e Moto d’Epoca Bologna 2023 best of

Fiat 1100 A Cabriolet Balbo

A small cabriolet based on the Fiat 1100 A chassis built by Balbo and unveiled at the 1948 Turin Auto Salon.

Fiat 600 Berlinetta Monterosa

Unveiled at the 1956 Turin Auto Salon, this small coupé was designed by Michelotti and built by the Monterosa Coachbuilder.

Fiat 1100 E Giardinetta Viotti

A rare Giardinetta based on the Fiat 1100 E chassis built by Viotti.

Abarth 1600 Spider Allemano

The Abarth 1600 Spider Allemano was one of the first production spider made by the brand of the scorpion. It was designed by Giovanni Michelotti.

Fiat 500 Elegance Savio

The Fiat 500 Elegance, a Spiaggina designed for Savio which was the latest proposal by Mario Boano before going to manage the Fiat Styling Department. It was exhibited at the 1965 Turin Motor Show.

Touring Arese RH95

The Touring Arese RH95 Grigio Artico, the special version of the modern “fuoriserie” made by the milan coachbuilder.

Maserati Bellagio

The Maserati Bellagio Fastback, the wagon version of the Quattroporte built in only 4 speciments by Touring Superleggera.

Fiat 1100 Stella Alpina

The Fiat 1100 Stella Alpina by Carrozzeria Monviso, the flagship model of the small turin coachbuilder which was bought in the later days by Ghia.

Fiat 1100 TV Coupé Monterosa

The second Monterosa model on this list. The Fiat 1100 TV Coupé of the small turin coachbuilder is not the most elegant proposal built on the most powerful 1100 chassis.

Fiat 1500 Coupé Vignale

This Fiat 1500 Coupé was one of the last creation from Michelotti for Alfredo Vignale.

Stanguellini 1100 Berlinetta Speciale

The Stanguellini 1100 Berlinetta was born after a meeting between Nuccio Bertone and Vittorio Stanguellini. It was based on the Fiat 1100 mechanics.

Ford Mustang Zagato

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Zagato, a real gem and it was surprising to see it at the Finarte stand. A one-off elaborata version made by the milan coachbuilder.

Fiat 1100 Giardinetta Sleeping

The Fiat 1100 Sleeping is basically the italian, small equivalent of the american Chevrolet Nomad, as a two door station wagon made by Viotti.

Abarth 750 Coupé Viotti

The Abarth 750 Coupé Viotti designed by Giovanni Michelotti based on the Fiat 600 chassis.

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Alfa Romeo’s newest hypercar: the 33 Stradale built by Touring Superleggera in 33 speciments.

Lancia Aurelia B50 Lusso

The rare Lancia Aurelia B50 Lusso built by Pininfarina.

Fiat 1100E Coupé Vignale

This Fiat 1100 Coupé Vignale, designed by Michelotti was built in very few speciments and was unveiled at the 1953 Turin Motor Show.

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Automobili Pininfarina, the pinnacle of Italian luxury automotive design, has unveiled the Battista Cinquantacinque, a hyper GT paying homage to the timeless elegance of the 1955 Lancia Florida. This one-of-a-kind masterpiece blends cutting-edge technology with the spirit of classic Italian design, capturing the essence of automotive history.

Named “Cinquantacinque,” meaning 55 in Italian, the car’s moniker pays homage to the legendary Pininfarina-designed classic car. The Battista Cinquantacinque proudly showcases the iconic Blu Savoia Gloss bodywork and a contrasting Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof, inspired by the original Lancia Florida show car.

The Lancia Florida, created by Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina, served as a muse for the creation of the Battista Cinquantacinque. Farina, the visionary behind the classic model, also lent his name to the fastest and most powerful Italian road car, the Battista.

The exterior of the Battista Cinquantacinque features flawless Blu Savoia Gloss paint, complemented by a Bianco Sestriere Gloss roof and Brushed Anodised jewelry pack. Inside, the bespoke Mahagoni Poltrona Frau Heritage Leather upholstery exudes luxury and sophistication.

Each Battista Cinquantacinque bears unique inscriptions, including the signature ‘Cinquantacinque 55’ on the passenger door plate and the underside of the active rear wing, signifying its heritage and provenance.

Underneath its exquisite exterior lies a powerful heart—a 1,900hp electric powertrain propelled by four independent motors and a 120 kWh lithium-ion battery. With staggering performance figures like 0-100 kph in 1.86 seconds and a driving range of up to 476 km, the Battista Cinquantacinque promises an exhilarating driving experience.

Dave Amantea, Chief Design Officer at Automobili Pininfarina, expressed his excitement, stating, “This was a truly special and unique opportunity to design a car that pays homage to Pininfarina SpA’s heritage.” Amantea highlighted the significance of the Lancia Florida’s influence on both the Battista Cinquantacinque and the PURA Vision design concept, setting the stage for future Automobili Pininfarina models.

The Battista Cinquantacinque will make its debut in Tokyo, Japan, alongside retail partner SKY GROUP, marking Automobili Pininfarina’s global expansion. Clients in the region will experience the brand’s promise of ‘Dream Cars. Made Real.’ firsthand, with each hand-crafted vehicle tailored to reflect the personality of its owner.

Automobili Pininfarina’s dedication to crafting bespoke masterpieces ensures that each vehicle leaving the Atelier facility in Cambiano is a unique expression of luxury and automotive excellence, rooted in Italian heritage and innovation.