Whenever I read Letters to the editor in some magazines, people complain about the relevance of the Lamborghinis, the Enzo Ferraris and the SLR McLarens: no-one can drive these things quickly, so what’s the point of having them?
Fiat unveiled its infamous Otto Vu at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show. Its cutting-edge 2-litre V8 engine and sophisticated lines soon led to the model’s lasting reputation as one of the most important Fiat sports cars ever built. One of 24 early examples, the 1954 Fiat 8V is an exciting and rare model sculpted by the prestigious carrozzeria Zagato. Intended for competition, this car was finished in Italian Racing Red livery with distinct features including the absence of air outlets and a thin aluminum strip on the hood scoop. With original engine and bodywork restoration completed by top European specialists, this two-time Mille Miglia participant is an ideal contender for today’s best rallies and tours. Gooding & Company estimates that this car will sell for $ 675,000–$ 750,000 at this year’s Pebble Beach Auction.