The small Italian automaker Cisitalia was founded by the wealthy industrialist and sportsman Piero Dusio in 1946. His first cars were single-seat racers based on the Fiat 500 Topolino, and several were raced as voiturettes. In 1947 Dusio produced his first road car, the Cisitalia 202, the first of which were coupes styled by Pinin Farina. Later, Vignale bodied a small run of lightweight cabriolets, a few of which were built in steel and aluminum, including this car, a second series model. This car is one of six built by Cisitalia and sent to Uruguay in 1950 for Emilio Fontana, who was the Cisitalia dealer for South America. This is the only 202 SC Vignale convertible of 3 built which were steel and aluminum (a unique convertible/cabriolet). It has a split windshield like in the first series, but with dashboard, instruments and other details of the second series cars. The car has a four-cylinder 1100 cc 60 horsepower engine.
Its first owner sold the car to a U.S. Air Force pilot in 1959 who kept it until 1970. Then, in 1986, it was sold to an Italian collector, who brought it home to Italy to be restored. Its current owner saw the car in the Mille Miglia Museum in 2013 and purchased it a year later.