Padova Finarte, Friday October 25th: From Fangio’s GT Maserati to Miki Biasion’s Opel Gr.2

Gear up for PADOVA FINARTE! The auction is going to be held during Auto e Moto d'Epoca, on Friday, October 25th at 2.30 pm.  

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. 915303is 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 AlpinaThe vehicle was thoroughly restored and can be indeed a rarity in classic competitions and undoubtedly a protagonist in the concourse d’elegance.  

Lot 14 – 1947 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Sport (Pinin Farina)

Finarte’s fall catalogue features also a white, elegant, extremely rare Cisitaliawith 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. 

Lot 8, 1948 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet Gran Sport (Stabilimenti Farina)

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.  

Lot 16 – 1958 Fiat Abarth 750 Spyder (Zagato)

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 kmPure 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 McLarenand, finally, the Alpine A110 Première Édition. 

Lot 22 – 1960 BMW 250 (BMW) Isetta

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 4to the 2CV, from the Bianchinato 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. 

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