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Country of origin:Italy
Produced from:1937 - 1939
Numbers built:10 (all bodies)
Designed by:Touring
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:February 12, 2016
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Chassis: 412020
Understood to be the very first Touring Berlinetta built on 8C 2900B underpinnings, this example was displayed at the 1937 Paris Auto Salon. It can be distinguished from the later cars by the more steeply raked radiator and the horns built into the front fenders. Shown again at the early 1938 Berlin Motor Show, chassis 412020 also starred in the sales brochure. The car is believed to have remained in Germany and was spotted by a British soldier shortly after the War. A decade later it was acquired by an American sergeant and it eventually made its way to the United States in 1960.

Following subsequent spells in Italian and British hands, it was completely restored during the 1990s when it was, perhaps fittingly, owned by a German collector. The restoration was carried out by Tony Merrick and it paid off as the car won its class at Pebble Beach in 2001, and also won best of show at the 2003 European Concours d'Elegance. It was subsequently acquired by British collector Bill Ainscough, who showed the car at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

It then passed to an American enthusiast in 2015. He had the car restored once more, by marque specialists RX Autoworks in Vancouver. The work was completed in time for the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it was duly awarded Best in Show. The following year that same feat was repeated at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1937
Engine number 422001
License plate CCH 897
Last known location American Private Collection
Appearances

2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este
2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2019 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2003 European Concours d'Elegance
2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance
2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance 2003 European Concours d'Elegance
2003 European Concours d'Elegance

  Article Image gallery (93) Chassis (5) 412020 Specifications