The green barchetta: 1955 Microplas Toledo


We seem to have already published – a few years ago – a small barchetta similar to this one, red in color, but we didn’t know it with the name Microplas.


This company was founded in 1954, also taking advantage of the experience of some partners whose families had produced reinforced plastics for some military applications during the Second World War; building bodies for sports cars was therefore simple for them.


This car in particular is said to be one of the four Toledo survivors and that the car was sold, through an announcement published in February 1957 in Motors magazine, already partially deprived of the Aquaplane elaboration, with a windshield and a hood. After several changes of ownership in England it was purchased by the current owner in 2011, restored to its original configuration with a total and professional restoration covering the chassis, engine, mechanics and bodywork, and since then has traveled only 800 kms, mainly for participation in re-enactments of classic competitions. Find it for sale at €45,000 (today $51,000) here in Forlì, Italy.


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