Pure fifties: 1959 Fiat 1200 Gran Turismo by Viotti


Although not big as they were used in the U.S. cars, also Italian designers adopted the use of fins on many italian cars: Vignale was the master in this fashion but even others less known designers like Viotti didn’t disdain to put them on his coachbuilt cars.


This coupè was bult, needless to say, on a Fiat chassis: this time the one of a 1200 which was the successor of the 1100 chassis used to built an enormous number of variotion by every italian coachbuilder: indeed the chassis, suspension, engine and transmission of this model was very solid, reliable and cheap to maintain.


This particular car is one of the few produced (we don’t have any source  to affirm how many of these were built, but we are talking of few dozens) and much less than that have survived so far. It has quite an original look and the seller says that it hasn’t rust but a small amount on the hubcaps: that’s not a big deal as they are not difficult to source. Find it for sale at €45,000 (today $50,000) here in Roma, Italy.


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