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

Vintage purple: 1948 Fiat 1100 Trasformabile by Balbo

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 front end recalls many american cars of the same period, especially Chrysler. A bit more… Read More Vintage purple: 1948 Fiat 1100 Trasformabile by Balbo

Stylish Topolino: 1948 Fiat 500b Giardiniera by Accossato

This ultra-rare Fiat 500b (aka “Topolino”) Giardiniera is not only one of the last survivor of its series, but it’s a rare coachbuilt car by Turin coachbuilder Accossato too. This particular car was featured in a 2012 article of italian classic cars magazine Quattroruote. The seller says that this car is the last survivor of… Read More Stylish Topolino: 1948 Fiat 500b Giardiniera by Accossato