We know finding pre-war cars for sale to take to your next Pebble Beach tour can sometimes be tough. But don't worry, we did all the hard work and found the perfect car—a one-of-one 1938 Siata 500 "Record" custom race car.
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Built before World War II, this strange-looking Siata uses a Fiat Topolino chassis, a Fiat engine block, a Siata Supertesta cylinder head, and a supercharger. The car was designed to break the 500cc-class world speed record, with a displacement of just 480cc.
After the war, the original headlights were replaced with lights integrated into the body, before later being reverted to the original configuration seen here. At some point in its life, the car was also given a more potent 750cc Siata engine.
According to the ad , no top speed run was ever attempted with the car, and it spent most of its days hidden in a micro-car collection in Northern Italy before arriving in Marreyt's showroom. It remains in perfect driving condition, and still holds a valid Italian registration, according to the listing.
The car is currently located in Belgium (or around $467,000 as of this writing). That may seem like a lot, but before you judge, think about what you're getting: A one-of-one pre-war piece of art you can drive. We think that's a fair trade.