Never this nice: 1949 Fiat 1100 “Derby” by Bertone

There are still few specimens around of this rare coachbuilt Fiat built by Bertone and called “Derby”, but if you search for other cars like this you immediately see that this is the most correct and complete specimen. And, other than being basically perfect, it has also a striking color combo: apple red with tan interiors… Read More Never this nice: 1949 Fiat 1100 “Derby” by Bertone

Not a concours car: 1949 Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet by Pininfarina

When you think at the Lancia badge, you of course think about style, technology and elegance: this car is faithful to such concepts. This is one of the coachbuilt Aprilia made by Pininfarina across the end of the fourties and the beginning of the fifties and, most of all, it is speculated as being the 1949 show… Read More Not a concours car: 1949 Lancia Aprilia Cabriolet by Pininfarina

The experiment: 1949 Fiat/Lancia Barchetta by De Luca

Update, September 27: It seems that the car has been sold. Once we wrote that the classic car world never gets you bored as very often your certainties are questioned: this is another example. Actually this car was built by a gentleman driver, Luciano De Luca, puttin’ toghether a Fiat 509 chassis with a narrow… Read More The experiment: 1949 Fiat/Lancia Barchetta by De Luca

Another Michelotti job: 1949 Fiat 1100 E “Gioiello” by Ghia

“Gioiello” means jewel: this is the name of a specific design line made by Michelotti in collaboration with Felice Mario Boano who, back then, was the design director at Ghia coachworks. The seller says that this particular car, based on the Fiat 1100 E chassis and mechanicals, was purchased at the 1949 edition of Villa… Read More Another Michelotti job: 1949 Fiat 1100 E “Gioiello” by Ghia