1942 Fiat 2800 Ministeriale By Ghia

Fiat 2800 Ministeriale

Year: 1942
Chassis no: 620
Registration: 35873BS
Registered In: Italy
Price: €120,000

Make: Fiat

Model: 2800

Year: 1942

Reg:35873BS (Italy)

Chassis: 620

Vintage & Prestige is proud to offer this magnificent example of the Fiat 2800 Ministeriale by Ghia.

 

Between 1938 and 1944, Fiat started the production of the 2800, which was the successor of the 1500. The 2800 is said to have been commissioned by Benito Mussolini in the first place, but this was never confirmed. The Fiat 2800 was supposed to compete with Mercedes-Benz royal cars from the era.

 

Only 620 chassis were made during the war, of which only 288 were used. After the war, even the wealthiest families had to reconsider the cars they were getting, so all the chassis left over remained unused. Except for two of them, one of which is chassis 620, the last chassis ever built.

 

The Fiat 2800 chassis 620 was built in 1942 and remained unused until 1948, when it was given to coach builder Ghia, who built the car in 1950 and designed  by Giovanni Michelotti. The coachwork was named “Berlina Speciale Supergioiello” (Superjewel).

 

This time-warp Fiat 2800 is presented in beautifully preserved original condition, including the paint and interior. The engine is smooth and powerful as it was intended the day it came out of the factory, and the suspensions are nice and soft enough to warrant an incredibly comfortable ride destined only for the wealthiest families of the era. It’s hard to explain the feeling of sitting in the back, where the end of the car is far, far away from you.

 

It is hard to describe how big the car really is, but to help prove the point, with size comes weight, so the Italians had to think of a better way to help the brakes stop such an immense vehicle. Behind the wheel covers are aluminium fins that draw hot air from the brakes, helping to get to a safe stop. When you sit in the back, you can barely see the end of the car, and even without division, you can have a very discreet conversation with your fellow passenger, leaving no chance for the driver to eavesdrop.

 

A truly remarkable find, located in Northern Italy, the car is ready to be driven away and be proud to be part of a collection of unique vehicles. Simple enough, there is not another one like it.

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Make: Fiat

Model: 2800

Year: 1942

Reg:35873BS (Italy)

Chassis: 620

Vintage & Prestige is proud to offer this magnificent example of the Fiat 2800 Ministeriale by Ghia.

 

Between 1938 and 1944, Fiat started the production of the 2800, which was the successor of the 1500. The 2800 is said to have been commissioned by Benito Mussolini in the first place, but this was never confirmed. The Fiat 2800 was supposed to compete with Mercedes-Benz royal cars from the era.

 

Only 620 chassis were made during the war, of which only 288 were used. After the war, even the wealthiest families had to reconsider the cars they were getting, so all the chassis left over remained unused. Except for two of them, one of which is chassis 620, the last chassis ever built.

 

The Fiat 2800 chassis 620 was built in 1942 and remained unused until 1948, when it was given to coach builder Ghia, who built the car in 1950 and designed  by Giovanni Michelotti. The coachwork was named “Berlina Speciale Supergioiello” (Superjewel).

 

This time-warp Fiat 2800 is presented in beautifully preserved original condition, including the paint and interior. The engine is smooth and powerful as it was intended the day it came out of the factory, and the suspensions are nice and soft enough to warrant an incredibly comfortable ride destined only for the wealthiest families of the era. It’s hard to explain the feeling of sitting in the back, where the end of the car is far, far away from you.

 

It is hard to describe how big the car really is, but to help prove the point, with size comes weight, so the Italians had to think of a better way to help the brakes stop such an immense vehicle. Behind the wheel covers are aluminium fins that draw hot air from the brakes, helping to get to a safe stop. When you sit in the back, you can barely see the end of the car, and even without division, you can have a very discreet conversation with your fellow passenger, leaving no chance for the driver to eavesdrop.

 

A truly remarkable find, located in Northern Italy, the car is ready to be driven away and be proud to be part of a collection of unique vehicles. Simple enough, there is not another one like it.

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