1954 FIAT Stanguellini Bertone Berlinetta *071366*. This car is for sale now through Fantasy Junction, but is doing residence at the Petersen Automobile Museum in southern California -worth a visit even if this wasn’t there. If the Sprint and SS have an extended family, this car would be considered an older second cousin, perhaps a first cousin even, and definitely a near sibling of the Sprint and BAT cars. The list of cars Franco Scaglione had a hand in creating is impressive, and includes many of Alfa’s most coveted one-offs, listed one after another (1900L, Sportiva, BAT 5,7,9 etc) and many others like this little guy. Truly art in automotive form. This is a car that demands a place in your house -not your garage. For $295,000 you’ll be in an exclusive club.
This is a beautiful car from some angles and a challenging car from others -but then a lot of Scaglione’s creations are. You have to look at it for a few moments, then remember that this is a hand made car. Panels were hand formed, gas welded together and married to some seed of a FIAT 1100 chassis. Color is great -not a color one would typically associate with Italian sports cars, but common in the palette of early 1950’s Italy.