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Cernobbio, 23rd - 25th of May

Class F was named “Le Fuoriserie” that means special edition including special designs and show prototypes. Based on the Hudson Jet was a very small series of Touring designed Hudson Italia.

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Just as the Mercedes-Benz 230 SL Pininfarina Prototype this showed that the Italian design was also seen on foreign cars. A very special design based on the Ferrari 250 GT SWB was the Bertone version (1739GT) that was shown at the Geneva Salon in 1960. Whereas the normal Pininfarina design is very round the Bertone Coupe features a longer rear with proper boot and a different interior with different dashboard and gear lever. A much bigger bonnet also made the engine more accessible and might be very popular by the mechanics but the Bertone SWB stayed a one-off just as its Aston martin counterpart, the Jet. The SWB is also a very good indicator for the development of the market as it failed to sell 5 years ago at the RM Auction in Maranello at 1.6 Mio € to be sold last December also by RM in New York for more than 7 Mio $.

Even more exciting was the Alfa Romeo 6C 3000 CM Superflow IV. Based on a racing chassis driven by Fangio to a second place at the 1953 Mille Miglia this “street version” featured a big sliding plexiglass roof giving the driver almost the feeling of a convertible. Best in class went to the radical Abarth 2000 Scorpione, also designed by Pininfarina in 1969 with very low lines. With very little ground clearance every small bump in the gardens of the Villa D´Este was a challenge but the experienced mechanics had several wooden panels to get the car on its intended space.

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