1953 Fiat 8V Cabriolet by Vignale

The Fiat 8V was a marvel in the early fifties, showcasing an innovative aluminium V8 engine, which displaced two litres. Other achievements included four-wheel independent wishbone suspension, sporting shock absorbers and coils springs. The V8 engine itself was fed by two Weber 36 DCZ3 carburettors, which gave the 8V 110 horses.

How rare is this 1953 Fiat 8V Cabriolet by Vignale? Well, let’s put it this way. Only fifty-eight cars were wrapped in the body Fiat designed. Other carrozzerias built bodies for the car, given that it was created to show off all of Fiat’s technological benchmarks at the time. Zagato did twenty-seven bodies. Ghia did fifteen. Pinin Farina did one. Vignale did ten cars, but each was unique—and, nine were coupes, with one convertible.

So, how rare? Exactly. Expect this one to go for a couple million.

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