Fiat 1100 A Cabriolet Balbo A small cabriolet based on the Fiat 1100 A chassis built by Balbo and unveiled at the 1948 Turin…
The Siata 1100 GT shares its bodywork with the Fiat 1100 Charmant, both made by Vignale. Designed by Michelotti, this little yellow gem is part of the Milano Classiche collection in the province of Varese, near Milan.
We are trying to create a register of all Lancia Aurelia series B50, B51, B52, B53 and B55+B56 chassis.
The Cisitalia 202 is particularly important to automotive history both because it was the first car in the world to be permanently exhibited in a modern art museum, the MoMA in New York, and because it can be considered the first example of the postwar Italian-style granturismo.
The Lancia Aurelia chassis history From the moment the Lancia Aurelia was unveiled to the public at the Turin Motor Show in April 1950,…
The collector Paolo Milini tells us the story of this Lancia Aurelia B52 Vignale designed by Giovanni Michelotti. A “fuoriserie” built in two specimens that was the protagonist of the film “La Provinciale” with the well-known Italian diva Gina Lollobrigida.
An elegant convertible, built in 1949 on the popular Fiat 1100 B chassis by Stabilimenti Farina in very few speciments, remains the emblem of this extraordinary coachbuilding of cars in the early 1950s. The resemblance to Ferrari’s 166 Inter is surprising, which let to controversy between Giovanni Farina and Enzo Ferrari.
The birth of the Spiaggina (Spiaggia = Beach) takes place in the immediate post-war period at the initiative of some Italian coachbuilders which transformed small mass production cars in order to make them suitable for the needs of wealthy customers during the holiday period in the seaside resorts.
The Fiat 600 was undoubtedly the car that accompanied Italy through the economic boom. When it was presented it was very popular thanks to its modern lines, the brilliant engine and a cockpit large enough to fit the whole family. The demand for the 600 was so high that Fiat was unable to meet the waiting times, so that many relied on the coachbuilders in order to get its small family car sooner, even at the cost of a higher price.
The story of Carrozzeria Vignale represents one of the many somewhat forgotten success stories born against the backdrop of an Italy that was torn apart by the Second World War and which, starting from the end of the 1950s, was able to recover enough to know a real miracle. economical just a few years later.
The Lancia Flaminia was born as the Lancia flagship model of the 50’s and 60’s with the aim to replace the glories of the…
After a week from “Auto e Moto d’Epoca Padova” we finally found the time to take stock of the situation. This year’s show was spectacular, full of surprises and more. Among these, certainly part of the Bertone collection.