1953 Abarth 1100 Sport by Ghia
Italy in the 1950s – wouldn’t you have loved to live during those incredible times? The automotive industry alone should be enough to make you want to travel back in time, and the 1953 Abarth 1100 Sport by Ghia does it for you. This unique Abarth coupe, based on the Fiat 1100, is now up for grabs. Looking all futuristic, this vehicle is somewhat reminiscent of those flying car George Jetson used to fly to work; the streamlined bodywork of this project debuted at the 1953 Turin Salon.
Ghia subsequently sold the concept car to one Bill Vaughn in the US, who rebadged it as the Vaughn SS Wildcat. It was later advertised at the New York Auto Show in 1954 as a V8-powered car, which shows that people used to lie during the 1950s as well. The concept car was then lost, although it has recently been put through a 5-year restoration process. It’ll be offered for sale in Monterey, California, this August and I think it’s safe to assume few of us will be able to afford it.