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You’ve heard of the Cunningham, I suppose? How about something along similar lines but a little more exclusive? That’s what this 1955 Fina Sport (not the one in the photo above) offers. So exclusive, in fact, we so far haven’t turned up a definite production number for the Vignale-bodied car. All we know for sure is that at least one coupe and one convertible were built, and it’s the latter of those that is currently for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description (which appears to be largely taken from Yann Saunders’s Cadillac database:
Perry (USA) His specialty was building and tuning fine imported cars. Among the creations made by the American-Italian duo was this 4-passenger sports roadster. Here are excerpts from the press release describing this 18-foot-long convertible [complete with spelling and other mistakes : In addition to such fancy accessories as Carlo Borrani wire racing wheels with “knock-off” hubs, Continental mounted spare wheel and tire, radio, heater, defroster, 6,000 RPM tachometer, the Italo-American creation also features fully adjustable airplane-type reclining seats and a manually adjustable André Tele-Control shock absorbing system.
The sleek body … is upholstered entirely in genuine calfskin leather … the tire size is 6:50 x 16″. Suspension in the front is by coil springs, aircraft shock absorbers and manually adjustable tele-control shocks; the rear suspension is the same except semi-elliptical springs are employed instead of coil springs. The Fina Sport is fitted with two sets of Marchal lights, one for driving in normal traffic, another for night-time highway touring; these are fitted gracefully into the radiator grille. The very proffesional [sic] looking steering wheel is of the competition type being made by Nardi-Denise of Italy. The wheel frame itself is made of aircraft dural and polished Hunduran [sic] mahogany; lock to lock 2½ turns. Other features of this automotive masterpiece includes a panoramic “wrap-around” windshield, Rochester 4-barrel carburetor, automatic windshield washer, electric windshield wiper, 22 square feet [sic] of luggage space and triple-chromium plated fittings. The car had optional power brakes, a 3.31:1 rear axle and an estimated top speed of 120 MPH. Overall height with top up was 56″.
This car was shown at the 1955 Motorama!! This is a project car.
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