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1000 Finarte Auction Returns with Exceptional Fiat 8V of Last Mille Miglia.


 

Ladies and gentlemen start your engines! 1000 Finarte will be back at the Museo Mille Miglia in Brescia on Monday, May 13, 2019. Finarte is to date the first Italian auction house in the automotive sector, in fact, in May 2018 has achieved three Fiat world records.

The Automotive Department is organising a second cars’ auction, this May, again one day before the start of the Mille Miglia. Important lots have already been collected, and the department is continuing the research for consignments and is available for free and confidential valuations. Finarte decided to organise a second auction based on the concept of the great Brescian race.

The bidding also includes a fantastic Fiat 8V that belonged to Emanuele Filiberto Nasi, nephew of Giovanni Agnelli. The car raced the 1957 Mille Miglia, and that is the oldest surviving 8V model.

The auction will also feature a 1950 Cisitalia 202 B Berlinetta (Stabilimenti Farina), similar to the one permanently exhibited at the MoMA in New York.

The "top lot" currently to be auctioned on May 13th, 2019 are characterised by the concept of the world of the Mille Miglia: 1953 Fiat 8V (Carrozzerie Speciali Fiat), chassis no. 106.000008, engine no. CS042. The second produced, after six pre-series, eighth of the entire Fiat 8V production. It’s the oldest surviving model with this type of bodywork: only 26 of 34 first series retained the original shapes designed by Luigi Fabio Rapi and were not re-bodied or modified. Of these 26 we have certain news of only seven surviving. Three were destroyed, one dismantled. There is no news on the other 15 cars. The engine is particularly precious, as it comes from the famous one-off Siata 208 Coupé Bertone CS068, chassis no. 106.000008 and had been reserved to Emanuele Filiberto Nasi, president of Automobile Club Torino, son of Baron Carlo Nasi and Tina Agnelli, nephew of Giovanni Agnelli. Nasi had run with this car the uphill race Colli Torinesi, Sassi-Superga and ranked 7th in class. Moreover, Nasi ordered the car with out-of-series extras, such as the interior cloth. The original panels, with the written instructions of the customer, have been retained. The car participated to the 1957 Mille Miglia in the hands of Antonio Siddi, an athlete who won the bronze medal at the 1958 Olympic Games in London. The car is mentioned and appears in Tony Adriaensens’s "bible": Ottovu.

For forty years in the same family’s collection, this 8V is a car that, due to its history and uniqueness, can be accepted at the Mille Miglia re-enactments. The car has an estimate of € 1,800,000 - 2,000,000.

At auction, also a 1950 Cisitalia: A 202 B Berlinetta (Stabilimenti Farina), chassis no. 156 SC, one of the 153 Berlinette that were built. It is a 100% Italian car, as it has travelled, in the history of its owners, part all over the Italian peninsula: registered in Milano, it later passed to Roma, Isola d’Elba, Piombino, Gorizia, again Milano and, finally, Pordenone where it remained in the same collection for 40 years. Born from the single-seat Cisitalia, the 202 was designed and created by the biggest names of the time.

The car at auction is one of those assembled by the Stabilimenti Farina; the bodywork is by Giovan Battista's older brother, Giovanni Farina. It is an example of the B version, different from the previous one for the additional rear seat and other details. The Cisitalia 202 is the only car exhibited, since 1951, at the Museum of Modern Art when an exhibition dedicated to automobile design was set up. Since then, it has been part of the museum's permanent collection. The car has an estimate of € 450,000 - 600,000.

Among the lots, also a S.I.A.T.A. Daina, produced from 1950 to 1958, based on a modified Fiat 1400 chassis and mechanics. Extremely rare, due to the highly hand-crafted production, even more, rare in this Motto bodied version. The car has an estimate of € 420,000 - 450,000.

Impressive lots for 1000 Finarte, 2019 edition at the Museo Mille Miglia! The Automotive Department is evaluating prestigious proposals: do not miss the opportunity to offer your car for this unique auction. Finarte's experts are available for free and confidential evaluations and to define the best sales strategy. Finarte also provides a Private Sales service in all the auction categories, including Automotive.