My Car Quest

August 21, 2019

Eva Peron’s Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

by Mike – 

This 1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet is a rare car made even more rare because the original owners were Juan and Eva Peron of Argentina, where this beauty spent most of its life.

1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

It was restored in Europe to what appears to be perfection and acquired by the San Francisco Academy of Art.

1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

The 1947 Cisitalia 202 was a revolution in automobile styling and is considered the beginning of modern car design.

Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

Battista Farina of Pinin Farina based this design on Giovanni Savonuzzi’s Cisitalia race car. The Cisitalia 202 has a smooth flowing shape that integrates all of the components of an automobile (hood, body, fenders, and headlights) into one seamless design for the first time.

Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

I was fortunate to see this car at the Marin Sonoma Concours d’Elegance in May 2012 where it won first place in it’s class.

1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

1947 Cisitalia 202 Cabriolet

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