1948 FIAT 1100 BERLINETTA SUPERLEGGERA VIGNALE
UNIQUE EXAMPLE FOR 1948 TURIN MOTORSHOW
CONCOURS RESTORATION, ORIGINAL PLATES
This masterpiece of elegance and refinement is a unique example that Alfredo Vignale presented at the Turin motor show in 1948 to advertise the newly created Carrozzeria Vignale.
For his first participation in the show Vignale prepared three custom-built cars with particularly luxurious equipment, an Alfa Romeo 6c Cabriolet, a Lancia Aprilia and this spectacular Berlinetta Superleggera on a Fiat 1100 chassis.
It is a unique example in which the influence of the fact that Vignale in those years was building the Cisitalia body on contract is perceived.
The car was immediately appreciated because immediately after the show it was already registered to the first and only owner who used it for all his life until 1971.
Then the car was left in total oblivion in a garage from which a passionate collector in 2014 brought it to light.
The condition was still incredibly original despite the years of neglect, every detail was still in its place, the paintwork and interior were still the originals.
After an intense cleaning job in order to understand the state of conservation and document its originality, an exceptional concours restoration was carried out to allow this highly prized piece to be presented at the highest contests of elegance.