In 1939, Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (FIAT) designed and produced a car that was so elegant, only four were ever built and sold.
Meet the ’39 FIAT 1500 B 6c Touring Superleggera Coupe Speciale. It was FIAT’s first venture into serious aerodynamic body styling and the first Torino-based project to be tested in a wind tunnel.
The Touring Superleggera Coupe Speciale was sylish, fast, sporty and curvaceous, with its radical, sweeping design highlighted by the aerodynamic arrow-shaped nose section.
With only four cars ever built from this model, maybe FIAT believed, at the time, that it had reached automotive design perfection and thought it best to just break the mold, much like four other curvaceous Italian models: Loren, Lollobrigida, Cardinale and Bellucci.
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