Tag Archives: 1948

Almost blue: 1948 Fiat 1500 Trasformabile by Monviso

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The Monviso body shop was not new to the standard Fiat modification, to create special cars for those wealthy customers who wanted to stand out from the crowd. Clearly Monviso was one of the dozens of Italian bodyshops that dedicated … Continue reading

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Smaller is harder: 1948 Siata 500 Sport Barchetta

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In fact we believe it is difficult to find a car (not born as a microcar) smaller than this barchetta, strictly red as the regulation of the time established. The reason for this smallness is simple: this boat was built … Continue reading

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Carrozzerie Speciali: 1948 Fiat 1100 B Trasformabile

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If it is true that we like the small Fiat Berlinetta built in the 40s and 50s, it is also true that the convertibles built in the same period have their dignity of publication. This is the case of this … Continue reading

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Bring an expert: 1948 Cisitalia 202 MM Aerodinamica

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The asking price of the 1900C Zagato published yesterday is a very important amount but, you know, sky’s the limit and so today here it is a Cisitalia 202 Aerodinamica. This car (chassis #202/4) belongs to the same collection of … Continue reading

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Tragically famous: Lancia Esatau 864

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We are not uesd to publish articles on tucks but this one is so rare and beautiful that we owe it some rows. These trucks were built by Lancia in Bolzano, far from Torino as there it was their “industrial … Continue reading

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Disused postwar torpedo: 1948 Fiat 500 “Siluro”

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Once again here it is another relic of the magnificent and bygone era of hand-crafted italian sports cars. It is called “Siluro” (Torpedo) as usual for this kind of cars. This is one of the many (most of which lost) cars … Continue reading

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Vires acquirit eundo: 1948 Stanguellini-Fiat 1100 by Bertone

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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 … Continue reading

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Expensive Hope: 1946 Mercury Templeton Saturn

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This car has been built in 1950 – starting from a 1946 Mercury chassis – by Lloyd Templeton and his sons. It’s also known as “Bob Hope Special” because it was supposed to have been used in a film with … Continue reading

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Just baked: 1948 Helm’s Bakery Truck by Divco

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This truck represents one of the mores which have been lost through the years. Once there was a carefree and simplier America where “house wives would flock to the Trucks for fresh loaves of bread, pastries, cream puffs, and other … Continue reading

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Vintage purple: 1948 Fiat 1100 Trasformabile by Balbo

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Balbo coackworks built many special Fiat between the ’30’s and the ’50’s, this car is one of those specials. The seller says few about this car, but watching some period photos this car seems correct (at least from outside). The … Continue reading

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