Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia (Cisitalia) was one of many small Italian firms that built specialty sports cars on Fiat parts during the immediate postwar period. After its successful one-seat racing cars, the firm introduced the road-going 1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe, a Pinin Farina-designed grand touring fastback with a modified Fiat engine.
Considered one of the most attractive cars ever built for its taut lines and graceful proportions, it was featured in MoMA’s 1951 exhibition 8 Automobiles, which helped establish automobile coachwork as a legitimate art form akin to sculpture.
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