The FIAT Torpedo is a car that made history in 1939. Throughout World War II, the Torpedo chauffeured some of the worst guys to ever come out of Western Europe. Guys like Germany’s Adolph Hitler, Italy’s Benito Mussolini and Spain’s General Franco. After the war, the open air four door FIAT was used by the first prime ministers of Italy, Einaudi and De Nicola and remained in the garage at the Quirinale palace until 1963. The Torpedo is going to the highest bidder at the International Auction House, COYS in Monaco. This 1960’s limousine would be the perfect addition to any WWII nut’s collection, starting bid: $377,000.

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6 comments:

  (137) posted on 05.19.2009

This Torpedo is definitely a performance in its time that is the reason why it was chosen by those men in power

  (314) posted on 05.19.2009

If you want to feel evil while riding a perfectly good car..this is the one for you

  (289) posted on 05.19.2009

Hail Fiat Torpedo. Hail to the vilainous car of some outrageous personality in history. I hope this auction will give this car the benefit of the doubt. Don’t doubt this car is very good.

  (318) posted on 05.18.2009

Keeping one of this FIAT Torpedo inyour garage would be very interesting knowing that one of these may have served man’s most evil person

  (231) posted on 05.18.2009

I am thinking if this car would make for a charity fund raising campaign to somehow change the image this car played in our history

  (421) posted on 05.18.2009

This car is a collectors item in itself, aside from its historical connection, this car is based on a Fiat 2800, but bodied in a special Drophead Dual Cowl Phaeton style for the Italian military, only 12 of these cars were built and only half of those still exist today

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