Storied 1946 Cisitalia 202 CMM Going up for Auction at Pebble Beach
The Cisitalia 202 CMM was built for endurance racing. Those initials stand for Coupe Mille Miglia, and the car made its debut at the 1947 racing season. This example of the 202 CMM was specifically built for the 1948 race and is coming up for public auction for the very first time. Chassis CMM-002 was entered into the race by the factory team and driven by Piero Tarrufi and Domenico Rabbia. It was based on the 202 model, which was successful in its own right with an advanced chassis and modified Fiat 1100 mechanicals. The project was a collaborative effort between engineer Dante Giacosa, designer Giovanni Savonuzzi, and coachbuilder Alfredo Vignale. RELATED: See Images of the 1948 Cisitalia-Fiat Speciale
Sometime after the race, it ended up in the hands of a Japanese collector who held on to this rare piece of automotive history for decades. Only now has it finally surfaced as it comes up for auction at Pebble Beach.
There is no expected sales price listed by Gooding & Company, managers of the auction. They're open to inquires, though, if you think you have enough cash to make this collectible your own.
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