AUSTIN, Texas _ Motostalgia Auctions announced its star entry for its March 11th annual Amelia Island auction: the 1950 Cisitalia-Abarth 204A raced by Tazio Nuvolari. Classiche certified with the highest grade of originality by Abarth Co. as the FIRST car registered by Carlo Abarth under Abarth Co. One of the LAST cars that Ferdinand Porsche was involved in before establishing his own Porsche Co. One of the last 3 cars Cisitalia produced before Piero Dusio closed the legendary Cisitalia factory. The Cisitalia Abarth 204 A Spyder Corsa Chassis 04/08 was driven in competition by the racing legend Tazio Nuvolari.
The car is fully documented with Abarth Classiche, FIA passport, FIVA card, original documents, extensive period photography and the 1950 Nuvolari video below.
With verified certificates of origin, chassis 04/08 has a documented racing pedigree. The 204A Cisitalia-Abarth that successfully took Nuvolari to his last winning podium in 1950 before “The Flying Mantuan” died in 1953 of natural causes. Subsequently, this Cisitalia-Abarth continue its impressive racing carrier with the 1950 Mille Miglia, Gran Premio di Napoli, winning Grand Premio di Pergusa and Buenos Aires 1000km among the 18 Grand Prix races between 1950 and 1958.