Evaluation: First registered in Uruguay. Restored in the 2000s and shown at Pebble Beach in 2017 and Amelia Island in 2018. Beautiful paint, although there is a small blemish on the back edge of the driver’s door. Gorgeous, barely used interior. A lovely little car, still good enough for the show field and eligible for just about any other event you’d want to use it in.
Bottom Line: Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia (Cisitalia) came out of the postwar gate in the 1940s with space-frame racing cars, finishing second at the 1947 Mille Miglia and racing a Grand Prix car designed by Ferdinand Porsche before embarking on a road car program with the 202.
All were handmade with only about 60 built, and according to the New York Museum of Modern Art are pretty enough to have one in their permanent collection. This is an expensive price, but gorgeous coachbuilt early ’50s Italian Spiders with show-quality restorations are expensive cars.