1949 Fiat 750 Topolino Patriarca Berlinetta Sport / 156073 Chassis Information

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino photograph

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Fiat 750 Topolino
Patriarca Berlinetta Sport
Coachwork: Farina
Chassis #: 156073
Engine # 160288 096 2
Italy and the rest of the world was ready to return to racing after World War II came to a close. Major manufacturers mostly focused on production car offerings, leaving the motorsport work seeking out ingenious mechanics, coachbuilders, and tuners who could transform these economy cars into racing machines. Among the names was Rodolfo Patriarca, renowned for building Fiat-based racing specials.

This particular example is a 750 Berlinetta Sport built by Rodolfo Patriarca. It was the second car he built and was created for gentleman driver Sesto Leonardi. It was based on a Fiat 500 C chassis and given aluminum coachwork by Mario Faina. Power was from a tuned Giannini 750-cc engine, producing 81 bhp.

Sesto Leonardi and Agostino Prosperi drove this car in the 1950 Mille Miglia. With a recorded top speed of 157 kph, and a time of 15 hours, 55 minutes, and 40 seconds, it was one of the first car to arrive back in Brescia. It finished 24th overall and 1st in class. The car's average speed was 105.789 kph. The car helped Leonardi become Italian Champion for the 750-cc class in 1950.

This 750 Berlinetta Sport had a rather extensive racing career, lasting from 1949 through 1955, appearing in at least two appearances at the Mille Miglia. It achieved a 3rd in class at the 1950 Targa Florio and appeared at the Coppa d'Oro delle Dolomiti. It did receive damage while racing in the 1950 Coppa della Toscana.

The car had various owners in Genova before it was sent to the United States more recently.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2019


2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$200,000-$250,000 
Lot was not sold

2017 1
2011 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$26,950$26,9501
2011$20,350$20,3501
2005$11,584$11,5841

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 Fiat Topolino
Sold for $26,950
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1949 FIAT TOPOLINO
Chassis#: 126372
Sold for $20,350
  2011 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction
 
1949 Fiat Topolino
Chassis#: 500C144889
Sold for $11,584
  2005 Coys - Grande Marques 2005
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1949 Fiat 750 Topolino's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1949 Fiat-Patriarca 750 Berlinetta Sport by Faina1560732018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $200,000$250,000

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Vehicle Profiles

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Chassis information for the Fiat 750 Topolino1949 Patriarca Berlinetta Sport
Coachbuilder: Farina
Chassis Num: 156073
Engine Num: 160288 096 2
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