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Chassis no. 915169 - Engine no. 923830
Coachbuilder: Pinin Farina
Categories: A- Concept and show cars; C- One-off models; E- Historic event cars; F- Cars owned by the famous; L- Limited edition cars (no. 6 remaining of no. 28 manufactured)
Owner: Private Collection
history - owners & events
1945
22nd October 1945
event: Built | country: Italy

1946
from
October 1946
to
1948
owner: Giuliana Tortoli | country: Italy

owner's details:
Wealthy woman, owner of parfum design company. Married to Cuccioli.




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3rd - 13th October 1946
event: Salon de l'Automobile de Paris | city: Paris | country: France

note:
In 1946 Italy and all its "Carrozzieri" were barred from exhibiting at the Paris Salon for political reasons surrounding the war. Battista “Pinin” Farina himself drove this Alfa and his son Sergio drove a Lancia Aprilla on a 15 hour drive from Turin to Paris. When they arrived they quickly washed both of the cars and parked them in front of the Salon for all to see. This was a statement that the Salon directors later received well in declaring Farina’s efforts worthy of a spot in the following years’ Salon. The French press commented “Ce diable de Farina a ouvert son antisalon personnel”.


driver: Battista Pinin Farina (Italy)

co-driver: Sergio Farina (Italy)

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5th - 6th October 1946
event: Exposition de la Mode Italienne | city: Lausanne | country: Switzerland

driver: Giuliana Tortoli (Italy)

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13th October 1946
event: Concorso d'Eleganza dell'Ente Moda di Torino | city: Torino | country: Italy

note:
11th edition. Class: 13


driver: Giuliana Tortoli (Italy)

entry number: 19

results/prizes: Coppa ACI - Miglior cabriolet del concorso
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1947
27th March 1947
event: Concours d'Elegance Automobile Monte-Carlo | city: Montecarlo | country: Monaco

note:
29th Edition


entry number: 12

results/prizes: Grand Prix d'Honneur
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1948
from
January 1948
to
June 1948
owner: Giovanni Battista Pinin Farina | country: Italy

owner's details:
Italian automobile designer, the founder of the Carrozzeria Pininfarina




note:
He used it as his personal car.


from
January 1948
to
1950
owner: Austin Motor Company Ltd | country: United Kingdom

owner's details:
English manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin.




note:
Pinin Farina sold the car to the company through his chairman Leonard Percy "Len" Lord. It was used as the basis of the design for the Austin A-90 Atlantic. Then it was used as personal car of the managing director, George Harriman.


1950
from
1950
to
1952
owner: Holden "bob" Koto | country: United States - New York

owner's details:
A protégé and designer on the staff of the famous designer Raymond Loewy.




note:
Koto landed a contract to design a new Austin. He worked in England from London Loewy's office supervised his staff. He expressed the desire to buy the Alfa Romeo the managing director Mr. Harriman. Mr Harriman offered the car to him for a bonus at a lower price. David Koto (son of Holden Koto) reveals the car’s ill-fated trip to America. The stevedores fastened hooks and chains to the front and rear bumpers to unload it from the ship. When they tried to lift it, they tore off the front and rear bumpers and damaged the front bodywork. His father took the car to his mentor Raymond Loewy and asked him to repair it. Loewy did so and changed its metallic champagne colour to a bright metallic green. The insurance company insisted there was only $50.00 worth of damage done. The restoration work included: pennants missing on bonnet, modified front bumper and a new dark-green color. Car colors: champagne (1950), dark green (1951).


price: 1,000 GBP
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1951
26th - 30th May 1951
event: Indianapolis Custom Auto Show | city: Indianapolis | country: United States - Indiana

note:
2nd edition. Class: Sports car. The prize including 400,00 dollars.


driver: Holden Bob Koto (United States - New York)

results/prizes: 1st in class
1952
1952
owner: James Kent | country: United States - Missouri

note:
James Kent "Americanized" the car: installing whitewalls and removing the rear wheel spats and wheel disks.


price: 1,900 GBP
1990
1990
owner: Clark Moore | country: United States - Alabama

1994
from
1994
to
March 2003
owner: Unknown | country: Japan

2003
from
March 2003
to
2nd May 2007
owner: Cave Creek Classics | country: United States - Arizona

2007
3rd May 2007
owner: Private Collection | country:

who sold the car: Cave Creek Classic
2014
17th August 2014
event: Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance | city: Carmel | country: United States - California

note:
Class O-1: Postwar Touring


driver: Christopher Ohrstrom (United States - Virginia)

entry number: 01

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2015
22nd - 24th May 2015
event: Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este | city: Cernobbio - Como | country: Italy

note:
Class F: Hollywood on the Lake – Convertibles for a grand entrance at Villa d'Este


driver: Christopher Ohrstrom (United States - Virginia)

entry number: 64

results/prizes: Trofeo Foglizio - The best interior design by the Jury
13th June 2015
event: Concorso d'Eleganza Pininfarina | city: Torino | country: Italy

2016
10th - 13th March 2016
event: Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance | city: Amelia Island | country: United States - Florida

driver: Christopher Ohrstrom (United States - Virginia)

entry number: 279

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from
27th May 2016
to
9th October 2016
event: Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945–1975 | city: Nashville | country: United States - Tennessee

note:
Frist Center for the Visual Arts


unknown
from
date unknown
to
1994
owner: Jerry Mc Alevey | country: United States - California

owner's details:
Sometime later it ended up in the restoration shop of Hill and Vaughn where it was disassembled and abandoned.




from
date unknown
to
1990
owner: George Monning | country: United States - Illinois

 
 
 

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