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Swedish plate: 1958 Fiat 1200 Coupé by Pininfarina

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It is the second time we see a Fiat Pininfarina like this on sale and, definitely, we are amazed because we thought that after the one published here, we would not have seen another one on sale for many years … Continue reading

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Little blue special: 1955 Fiat 600 Rendez Vous by Vignale

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And here, every now and then, another one of these small, elegant coupés comes out, built on a humble but solid base and dressed by a top-tier coachbuilder. The carmaker in question is (or rather, it was) Alfredo Vignale whose … Continue reading

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Prewar coachbuilt: 1934 Lancia Augusta Coupé by Ghia

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We do not take much care of the pre-war cars but not because we do not like them, but they are rare in themselves and the “specials” for sale are extremely rare. But every now and then some of them … Continue reading

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Stranger thing: 1958 Karmann Ghia – Porsche “Custom”

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This strange coupé was built, as you can easily imagine, by one person, not in Stuttgart but in a neighboring city, Kaiserslautern. It’s a mix between Porsche, Karmann Ghia and the fantasy of the German craftsman who decided 60 years … Continue reading

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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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