Auto of the day – May 5th 2012 – Vignales
Fiat 600 Vignale For Sale
Fiat 600 Vignale ASI, 4/1963, 35000km,31hp, engine overhauled
in 2002, complete restored car, original plates, 770cc,
Being offered here: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C299057
Value: US$10,000 – 15,000
Comment: Cute, cute, cute
Lancia Flavia 1.8 Convertible Vignale For Sale (1963)
LHD – Original and matching numbers Lancia convertible in good condition.
Runs and drives very well.
Metalic grey with black interior and top.
New half tonneau. Michelin tyres
Being offered here: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C282808
Value: US$15,000 – 30,000
Comment: A great looking car, would be a good drive.
Aston Martin DB2/4 Vignale 1954
A truly unique Vignale bodied Aston Martin, supplied in chassis only form to Vignale and bodied in an elegant fast-back design, originally ordered for His Majesty the King of Belgium, in need of full ground up restoration. The project represents a major opportunity to acquire a truly unique 6 cylinder 3 ltr 1950’s Aston.
The car was delivered to Vignale as a DB2/4 chassis only on 28th September 1954. It was then completed in a one-off distinctive fast-back design, with a large opening rear hatch. This stunning Grand Tourer was then delivered on 10th March 1955. It was fitted with the later, three litre engine and the 1.73:1 ratio.
Work has now started, the body is largely original and as much as possible is to be retained along with the original chassis complete, see pictures, we expect the body to be finished early in the new year, costs will not be known until the works are well advanced, needless to say this is not a project for the faint hearted, having said that it represents an opportunity to own a totally unique Aston from the fifty’s with fantastic styling and guaranteed to please the most discerning collector. Please call us with your interest to discuss this very exciting and unique project.
Comment: an amazing car, one off, quite pretty if not beautiful. Lovely car.
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Vignale 1954 for sale
Only One Built! This Vignale bodied Silver Wraith Rolls-Royce records show as the only one produced. Built on a long wheelbase chassis Custom ordered by Joseph Maschuch of New York, this long wheel base chassis went to Alfredo Vignale Coachworks in Italy and was finished in spring 1955. There were many unique special features ordered by Maschuch on this car like; the engine block, head, dynamo, starter, air cleaner, carburetor, and inlet manifold were to be painted green. The rocker cover was to be highly polished. All visible pipes under the hood were to be chrome plated. The front seats were electric operated and the radio was a Becker Mexico. Under the back seat was a toilet that was mostly used to keep the champagne chilled. It was also equipped with a full bar and a television
Being offered here: http://www.prewarcar.com/postwarclassic/classifieds/ad24188.html
Value: ?? (At least 1 million USD)
Comment: One – off, not exactly good looking, but it is unique, and is very glamorous, would be great at concours.
1953 Ferrari 166 MM Spyder series II Vignale
Enzo Ferrari once said that, “the Mille Miglia created our cars and the Italian automobile industry”, for noother car was this more the case than the fabled Ferrari 166 MM.
This car is one of just seven stunning vignale bodied spyder 166’s built and was sold new to Edoardo Lualdi-Gabardi who competed in no less than 7 races in four months before selling the car to Primo Pezzoli who raced the car in the 1954 Mille Miglia. Following a total restoration in 1993 by DK, this car was exercised frequently on retrospective events such as theMille Miglia and The Shell Historic challenge. Following the Mille Miglia in 2000 the car was stolen from outside a hotel and presumed destroyed until discovered in a scrap yard in Italy during 2008 stripped to bare metal and missing vital components.
DK has once more painstakingly restored the car to perfection, building a correctly specified engine and gearbox from period components and refinishing the bodywork and details to the same high standard as the original restoration. The car has taken part in this year’s Mille Miglia (running faultlessly), The Ferrari Owners Club Concours (winning its class despite having completed the Mille Miglia in torrential conditions – testament to the quality of the restoration)and this year’s Goodwood Revival. The car is offered for sale in race ready concours condition.
Sold March/ April 2012, for more info see here: http://www.finecars.cc/en/detail/car/102924/index.html
Value: US$3 – 5 million
Comment: A lovely car, would be great to drive, and eligible for any event. Desevred car of the day