1953 Panhard X86 Berlinette Allemano For Sale by Auction
For sale in our forthcoming auction in Paris, on 17 June 2019:
Chassis n°481 813
- Fantastic Michelotti design
- Ideal car to compete at the Mille Miglia!
- Charming past restoration
Panhard's import to Italy was secured from 1951 by Milanese Gaston Crepaldi. Crepaldi was also known for managing the Italfrance Milano team and bought a number of motorised bare chassis from Panhard. These chassis are dressed at the great coachbuilder Allemano based in Turin, either in barchetta or berlinetta. 25 Panhard chassis were delivered to Crepaldi from September 1951 to April 1953 (23 chassis type X86 and two chassis X87. Designed by Giovanni Michelotti and put together with aluminium sheet by Allemano, the Berlinetta we are offering today seems to be one of four examples produced.
One of them was displayed at the Geneva Motorshow in March 1954. This specific car chassis 481813 is included in a series of ten Dyna X86 chassis that were delivered to Crepaldi on 28 April 1953. The car was completed and delivered on 30 September 1953 and registered 1st October 1953. The Scuderia Crepaldi sold it on that date to Carlo Bonini, in Milan. In October 1954, it goes into the hands of Gino Paladini. Two berlinettas with the same type of bodywork have competed in the 1954 Mille Miglia,
The first one (race number 2301 Team Ferruccio Musitelli / Z. Rini) ranks 6th in the 750cc Sport category. Still in existence today, this car is now restored. Managed by Lumir Velely and Antonio Cetenari, the second one bears a two-tone livery and started the race under number 2308. To date, we are unable to find its chassis number. This same two-tone car also participated in the 1953 Tour of Sicily with the number 123, where it achieves a stellar performance on two wheels and ranks 3rd in the 750cc category.
This elegant berlinetta came out of a long sleep in 1979 when it was found in wreckage in a Milanese scrap dealer. It is bought by a collector who died the following year. The car is then handed over to Oswaldo Avalle who will carry out a careful restoration. During this process, the car gets a more recent 851cc type M5 5cv engine. The engine's turbines were removed in order to get as close as possible to the esthetical structure of the 750cc S3 4cv which was fitted in the car at the time. The original drive axles has been preserved.
It is repainted in a blue metallic colour that highlights the purity of its design lines. The upholstery is redone in grey leather grey and the car is registered by the ASI in 1987. With the probability of having only two examples in existence today, this extremely rare berlinetta has participated in many historic racing events during the 1980s including the Mille Miglia. It also attend the 3rd Michelotti gathering on the 6th and 7th October 2001 chaired by Edgardo Michelotti. A high quality restoration has been carried out on this car during the 1980s, it has therefore weathered the test of time and developed into a beautiful patina. As the car has not been driven for many years, this rare pearl does require a service.
With the contribution of Alain Gaillard and Bernard Vermeylen.
Auction estimate: €100 000 / 150 000
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