1947 Cisitalia 202 Coupe s/n 036, engine no. 069 Red with Tan Interior The Cisitalia 202 is a fascinating car created by Piero Dusio’s Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia (which gives the name CISItalia). Dusio was previously a soccer star and set up the consortium in 1939, which was involved in sporting equipment, military uniforms (during World War II), textiles, and banking. After the war, he hired Fiat engineers Dante Giacosa and Giavonni Savonuzzi to go to work help realize a long-held dream of making his own sports and racing cars. The firm’s first creation, the D46 was a single seater with space frame chassis and modified Fiat mechanical components, including the 4-speed gearbox (although modified to be a 3-speed pre-selector in this application) and 1100cc engine. The engine was suitably upgraded with dry sump lubrication and Zenith-Torino downdraft carburetor, which increased the output. Seven D46s made Cisitalia’s competition debut at the Coppa Brezzi and Dusio himself won the race driving one of them. The company’s second model was the 202, a car with similar mechanicals but full bodywork on a space frame chassis, available in closed form by Pinin Farina, or in open fo
left-hand-drive 1947 cisitalia 202 red 4-speed restored
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