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Coachwork: Gilco
Chassis Num: MI 0139154 MI
Engine Num: SL0215
Sold for $616,000 at 2014 RM Auctions.
According to the 'Certifcato d Origine,' the basis for this car was an earlier Fiat 1400. The first owner was Gilberto Colombo, whose company, Gilco, manufactured tubing and chassis. They built this one for Ovidio Capelli. He was a Fiat Dealer, a race driver and head of Scuderia Ambrosiana at that time.

The new owner was Roberto Montali of Oucona, Italy, and it ran in the Mille Miglia. The car saw action in both the 1954 and 1955 events. In 1956, a United States soldier, Alfred Maggiocomo, bought the car and shipped it stateside. His brother, Jocko, installed a TR3 engine at his shop, in Poughkeepsie, New York. The car was raced and eventually scrapped, once in New York and again in Vermont. It was acquired by Dave Dubrul, and eventually found its current owner in 1985.

The current owner restored the car with much help from Jack Brown. The required historical information provided by John de Boer. The restoration was completed in time to be shown at the 2010 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
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Mirandola, Medolla, Moglia, Guastalla. These are some of the Emilian city centers most affected by the 2012 earthquake. Today – almost a year away – the Red Arrow visits the places hit by a tragedy that is still so felt by the Emilian population. Reggio Emilia, 18 May 2013 – It is the only real deviation from the traditional Mille Miglia race route, the one that the 24 historic speed editions followed from 1927 al 1957. About one year has passed since the earthquake severely hit Emilia...[Read more...]
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RM Secures One-Of-A-Kind Ferrari and Talbot-Lago For its Monterey sale
RM Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is delighted to announce two new headline attractions for its highly anticipated Monterey, California sale, August 17–18: a spectacular 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Berlinetta and a flawless 1938 Talbot-Lago T23 Teardrop Coupe. On display at the company's sale in Monaco this week (May 11–12), both automobiles represent the pinnacle of exclusivity and style. The extraordinarily rare 410 S, chassis 0594 C...[Read more...]

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