1947 Cisitalia 202 coupe

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1947 Cisitalia 202 coupe. This car redefined automotive styling when it was introduced in 1947. It was lower. It was tight. It was concise. In fact, it was so pretty that the New York Museum of Modern Art considered it a work of sculpture and acquired one for its own permanent collection. It was a centerpiece of their 1951 Eight Automobiles show that spoke to three different approaches to coach building. The Cisitalia is still regarded as one of the most beautiful, beautiful cars ever built. And even though it’s got a small 1.1-liter engine, it’s capable of going more than 100 miles per hour because of its lightweight and aerodynamic design.

Collection of the Margie and Robert E. Petersen Collection