Italian nomad: 1957 Fiat Giardinetta “Sleeping” by Viotti

This 1957 Giardinetta Viotti “Sleeping” is basically the italian, small equivalent of the american Chevy Nomad, as a two door station wagon. Back then, this car had quite a good selling success as it was the ideal car for the big families where the baby-boomers were growing. However, it was not a cheap car: it… Read More Italian nomad: 1957 Fiat Giardinetta “Sleeping” by Viotti

Racing oddball: 1946 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia

If you study the italian cars production between the 30’s and the ’60’s you’ll soon realize that the coachbuit cars production based on Fiat chassis is almost endless. This car is called 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia and it looks like it has an aluminium body put on a Fiat 508 chassis. The seller says that… Read More Racing oddball: 1946 Fiat 508 CS Berlinetta Mille Miglia

Vires acquirit eundo: 1948 Stanguellini-Fiat 1100 by Bertone

In ancient roman latin language “Vires acquirit eundo” (Virgilio, Eneide, IV, 175) means something like “It gains strength by going”. This phrase was stamped on the metal plate put on the dashboard of this car (and often on Stanguellini cars), just in front of the driver. The same plate it’s still clearly visible on the dashboard… Read More Vires acquirit eundo: 1948 Stanguellini-Fiat 1100 by Bertone

Art Déco grille: 1955 Fiat 1100-103 TV by Fissore

Fissore was one of the most famous coachbuilder in Torino, in the years between 1921 and 1976. Differently from other coachbuilder of the same era, he was focused on building commercial vehicles, however he didn’t dislike to build touring cars for the upper-middle class, mostly on the epic Fiat 1100-103 chassis and engine, like this… Read More Art Déco grille: 1955 Fiat 1100-103 TV by Fissore