The upcoming auction includes 55 cars, with rarity and exclusivity as the two guidelines of Finarte’s Automotive department, in collaboration with Automotive Masterpieces. The selection includes cars of different price ranges, always unique, and enriched by historical investigation. The vehicles at auction are going to fascinate and attract even the vast and prepared public of the Fiera di Padova.
Of pure beauty and racing flavour, the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport – 1947, chassis no. 915303 is the exceptional top lot of PADOVA FINARTE. The only Pinin Farina cabriolet to have participated in the Mille Miglia in 1949. In the same year, the car also ran the Coppa Inter-Europa, la Coppa d’Oro delle Dolomiti e la Stella Alpina. The vehicle was thoroughly restored and can be indeed a rarity in classic competitions and undoubtedly a protagonist in the concourse d’elegance.
Finarte’s fall catalogue features also a white, elegant, extremely rare Cisitalia, with a pedigree. It is a rare 202 Cabriolet Gran Sport version dated 1948, chassis no. 089SC. Raced by Paola Della Chiesa in 1949 with excellent results, it was found, restored with “ancient” techniques and preserved for 40 years by the famous historian and Cisitalia’s expert, Nino Balestra. It was featured in numerous articles and books, was exhibited at the Museo dell’ Automobile di Torino, at the Museo Bonfanti-Vimar of Romano d’Ezzelino and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.
Born as a family car, the 1979 Opel Ascona B 2000 S Rally Group 2, chassis no. 9192762347 turned out to be a queen of gravel. It’s a piece of rally history: this very car is the former Miki Biasion’s race car and, thanks to this car, he won the Italian Rally Championship in 1980. Subjected to a complete restoration by Tony Lentinu, Opel specialist, the car is race-ready.
The Fiat-Abarth 750 Spyder (Zagato) is unique. It is believed to be the car presented at the 1958 Salone Internazionale dell’Automobile di Torino. First of only three known vehicles and the only one with streamlined rear fins. Beautiful, it can be perfect again after careful restoration, ready to shine in the most significant events, in race competitions and prestigious concours d’elegance.
At auction, also a “world premiere,” the first implementation of the project ID|EM “Twin Works”, providing a pair of different-but-twins Porsche cars– a 911 old-timer, restored to perfection and an equivalent modern 911, tailored, with livery and details matching the first one. The lot ID|EM “Twin Works” is composed, in detail, by a 1968 Porsche 911 S Targa SWB Soft Window, Chassis no. 11850424 and a 2018 Porsche 911 (991.2), Targa 4S - twin of the chassis no. 11850424. Both cars present a light ivory livery and red interiors.
For the the barn find lovers, the extraordinary 1961 Maserati 3500 G.T. (Touring), chassis no. AM101*1714*, drove by Juan Manuel Fangio during his sojourns in Italy as an everyday car and, informally, to verify its strengths and weaknesses on behalf of Maserati’s technicians. Among the pieces of evidence, an autograph letter signed by Fangio. A page of history to bring back to its original beauty.
Tasteful opportunities but also objects of safe investment are all the “instant classics” at either zero mileage or with a few certified km. Pure breed supercars, brand new or as new, as the beloved Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione, with its “Martini 5” livery, or the three Ferrari, the German BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren and, finally, the Alpine A110 Première Édition.
At PADOVA FINARTE you will find ancêtre and young timers’ cars, racing cars and luxurious vehicles, big sports cars and small jewels. How small? Really small! The auction house is really proud to present a selection of small utility cars that have made the motoring history, all in exceptional conditions: from the Isetta to the 600, from the Renault 4 to the 2CV, from the Bianchina to the Steyr Puch 650 TR - small but peppery and, above all, eligible for the Rallye Monte Carlo Historic, where it can compete effectively against bigger vehicles.