Find the perfect car for the 2020 Mille Miglia next week in Brescia

On 13 May in Brescia, one day before the 37th Mille Miglia retrospective sets off on its 1,000-mile Italian odyssey, Finarte will offer 42 collector cars, almost all of which are eligible for what is commonly held as ‘the most beautiful race in the world’. These are our favourites…

Poised to take place at the Museo Mille Miglia on 13 May in conjunction with the organisers of the legendary road race, 1000 Finarte is a thematic sale dedicated predominantly to Mille Miglia-eligible classic cars. And the Italian auction house, which was formed in 2018, has curated a quite astonishing selection of historically significant automobiles, each of which boasts an intrinsic link to the Mille Miglia. Take the headlining 1953 Fiat 8V, the second example built and the oldest surviving with this style bodywork. An entrant to the 1957 Mille Miglia, the utterly gorgeous 1950s Grand Tourer has been in the same family ownership for 40 years and is estimated accordingly at 1.8–2m euros. 

Rivalling the Fiat in the outright beauty stakes are the 1950 Cisitalia 202B resplendent in the lesser-seen shade of navy blue (450,000–600,000 euros) and the Pininfarina-shaped 1956 Lancia Aurelia B24S America (420,000–480,000 euros). Though if we could drive home only one car from the sale, it would have to be the beautifully preserved 1949 Maserati A6 1500 Gran Turismo. The impossibly elegant matching-numbers coupé is the 23rd of just 61 built and boasts simply the most beguiling patina – just look at that two-tone leather and velvet interior. A sensational example of Maserati’s very first road car, it’s estimated to garner 600,000–750,000 euros next week. You can find our 10 favourites from the sale listed below or, alternatively, browse the entire catalogue in the Classic Driver Market

Our 10 favourites from 1000 Finarte