Patina Monster/9: 1935 Lancia Augusta by Viotti

We are not writing anything new when we argue that “Barn Find” conditions are what most fascinate collectors or simple enthusiasts, but when it comes to pre-war cars, it increases exponentially. We do not know what the history of this car is but it is the car itself that can tell us a part of… Read More Patina Monster/9: 1935 Lancia Augusta by Viotti

Mini Bugatti: 1935 Fiat 508S Balilla Aerodinamica Mille Miglia

There are classic cars that are not practical, fast, safe, and among other things are also very expensive, but that have an irresistible charm, just like this Balilla Aerodinamica. Very few units built by Fiat’s Special Bodywork department, this small car summarizes the vision of the racing cars of the 1930s: a flowing line that… Read More Mini Bugatti: 1935 Fiat 508S Balilla Aerodinamica Mille Miglia

Streamliner: 1935 Fiat 508 C Berlinetta Mille Miglia Aerodinamica

In the 1930s (but also later) it was thought that a “streamlined” line was also aerodynamic: the science of fluids has however proved to be often counter-intuitive. The tapered tail (or boattail), on the other hand, creates turbulence that is harmful to the car’s aerodynamic resistance and is therefore not only poorly indicated but also… Read More Streamliner: 1935 Fiat 508 C Berlinetta Mille Miglia Aerodinamica