Hi All, thought I'd post some photos of a car I've had for a while now.
Thin gauge steel and aluminium body, tubular chassis with Fiat 1100 front suspension. 116 engine, 105 box and prop. 220cm wheelbase and correct narrow track. All hand fabricated. Pretty quick.
PM here if it's of interest.
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That is impressive. In a brief image search for 1900 SS barchetta, I would say, in my opinion, this is prettier and more graceful than most of the originals. They are either more bulbous or more slab-sided in general. The shape on this one is really elegant, and sits on it's wheels so well. The waist and back are SO nice.
I'd like to know more about who was involved in both the design and the fabrication of this car.
The beautiful but much taller and fuller back of the 57 Maserati 250S barchetta...
This lovely 1980s repro of a 1900 has nice proportions, but more solid...
Then I ran across this, which has a similar lightness to it, but has a much flatter body with protruding fenders. Curious that it's listed as a Disco Volante - were there more traditional variations of the Disco made?
This is listed as a (built in ?) 1968 "barchetta" - feels more influenced by Testa Rossa pontoon fenders with a completely different and long nose.
Here are some images that seem very close to your car, but with significant differences.
EDIT - (Now I think these three cars are related to the "Disco Volante" variation in the museum in Post 14 above. Look at the cowling, cockpit area, and the way the rear fender jumps up rather than flows like the OP's car.)
So now we're all curious - who designed your particular car, and can you share any fabrication and build photos?