This is one of three Berlinettas supplied to Vignale of Turin in 1955 by the OSCA Company. This car with chassis number MT4-2AD, has a unique body style, and it is also the only one of the three to have the larger 1.5-liter engine. It is complete in every way, including its original fitted luggage, paint, carpets and interior trim. During its 10,000 kilometers of use in Europe the car has led a quiet life-unusual for OSCAs as they tended to be used enthusiastically on the road and on the race circuit. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti and built on the Fiat 8V chassis, it was first shown at the Turin Auto Show in 1955. It then went in to private ownership in France and later in Switzerland. More recently, it sold at an auction in Paris for more than half a million dollars, the most ever paid for any OSCA.
This 1955 OSCA is a very special 'one-off' Vignale Berlinetta, and was the 1955 Turin Auto Show car. It has had only four owners in its 50-year history, and was acquired by its current owner in 2005. The most important aspect of this car is that it is entirely original, and has never been restored. It is a 'time warp' machine with an elegant body style and a wonderful patina.
O.S.C.A only made four original Berlinettas ex-works, and the Vignale coachwork on this example is unique on the MT4-2AD chassis. This car is the only one of the four to have the larger and more powerful 1500cc engine. In addition to the one-off bodywork, other unique features include fitted luggage, plexiglass rear window, alloy filler cap and custom rear lights. The odometer reads only 10,000 kms, and it still retains the original tool kit (with the chassis number stamped on it). The key to the fitted luggage is still attached to the suitcase handle by the original string.Also photographed at :