Finarte, the auction house specialized in art and collector's items since 1959, will be taking part in the 2019 edition of Auto e Moto d'Epoca with a collection of surprising and historically fascinating models.
First on the list is the 1961 "barnfind" Maserati 3500 GT Touring chassis no.AM101*1714*, which Juan Manuel Fangio officially used to drive during his stays in Italy and unofficially on behalf of Maserati technicians to assess its strengths and weaknesses. One of the historic documents attached that come with the vehicle is an autograph letter by Fangio.
Up for auction is also a small yet big Italian masterpiece in terms of elegance and sportiness: a 1949 Fiat 1100 S Berlinetta (Pinin Farina), chassis no. 500336, matching numbers. It is a very rare car indeed: it is one of only seven models of its kind which still exists and is eligible for the most important Vintage Car competitions (this model has taken center stage in these for many years) and leading Elegance Competitions, such as Mille Miglia and Villa d'Este.
Completing this brief round-up is an agile, fast, fun and rare pre-war precursor of the English-style roadster: MG TB, frame no. TB0481 dated 1939. The history of this model, which was purchased shortly before the war by the Kent Police department probably to serve as a patrol vehicle, is very interesting.
These cars, alongside many others, will be exhibited at Auto e Moto d'Epoca from Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th October 2019 and will be auctioned at Finarte on Friday 25th.