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Find another one: 1950 Fiat 1500 6C Trasformabile by Balbo

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Balbo was one of those coachbuilders who operated in the shadow of famous brands like Pininfarina, Farina or Vignale, however he built beautiful cars, especially before the WWII. Indeed Balbo shut his doors in 1954 but he still had time … Continue reading

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A special one: 1957 Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS by Ghia-Aigle

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Ghia-Aigle was a subsidiary of the well known Ghia of Turin, Italy, which opened in Aigle (Switzerland) another shop in 1948. This became indipendent from Ghia in 1953 and then started to build car bodies under its own name. Many … Continue reading

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Hen’s teeth: 1955 Fiat 1100 Gran Turismo by Viotti

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Here it is a very rare car. It belongs to the big family of the coachbuilt Fiat 1100-103 build during the fifties, an obscure but very fascinating story. This is called “Gran Turismo” (as the badges on the front fenders … Continue reading

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Italian japanese: 1963 Fiat 1600S Coupé by Fissore

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The “standard” Fiat 1600S Coupé is yet a rare car as just 273 were build, this one is a special version built by Fissore coachworks and so here we’re talking of a true rarity. Indeed we don’t know how many of … Continue reading

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“Impossible” to find: Fiat 600 Rendez Vous by Vignale

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“Impossible to find” are the words used by the seller to describe this car: actually we agree that this is a coachbuilt car hard to find. This is actually the third Rendez Vous we have seen for sale in years: … Continue reading

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One just: 1951 Gilco-Fiat 1100 by Zagato

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This car is one relic of the endless number of prototypes built in Italy during the fourties and the fifties. This particular car can boast two important name of the business: Gilco and Zagato. There are some sources which clearly … Continue reading

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Patina has a face: 1951 Fiat 1400 Coupé by Frua

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Yes, sometimes patina has a face which most classic cars enthusiasts know well, on this car it has the colors and the shades of this ultra rare aluminium coachbuilt Fiat. The three decades in the first half of the last century, … Continue reading

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Italian Targa: 1972 Moretti 128S

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This is the first time we see a car like this: we have seen some Moretti coupé but never a targa (or Roadster as the seller says). Of course these are rare cars: few coupé were built by Moretti (which, … Continue reading

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O.S.C.A. badged: 1955 Fiat 1100 TV by Fissore

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This is the second 1100TV by Fissore we have published here: honestly we didn’t believe to see another one for sale for years but here it is another one just one year later. Actually the seller says that this is … Continue reading

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Rising gold: 1966 Fiat 1500 “Sportinia” by Scioneri

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Scioneri was a coachbuilder who mostly focused his production on little Fiat’s, mostly road cars. Although he had a little shop, he often worked with great designers like Michelotti, who designed this car. It’s clear that these cars were built for family men … Continue reading

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