Final FIVA Preservation Award given to Ferrari 195 Inter at Autoclasica 2016 event
This year’s final FIVA Preservation Award has been presented at the Argentinian Autoclásica 2016 event, with a carefully maintained Ferrari 195 Inter taking the prize.
As part of the World Motoring Heritage Year, which has been organised by FIVA to celebrate the organisation’s 50th anniversary, a total of eight awards have been handed out across the world’s top historic events. UNESCO has also granted official patronage to the event.
The Argentinian-based event, held in Buenos Aires, was the final stop for the FIVA judges ahead of the Paris Week celebration, which will be held from 16-20 November in the French capital. The six winners will be invited to display their historic vehicles at the UNESCO headquarters.
What made this particular car a winner? The first owner of this Vignale-bodied Ferrari 195 Inter was Italian actress Anna Magnani, who owned the car for a total of six years. It was later shipped to the USA by a different owner in 1959 – going on to form part of the William F Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada.
After sitting in this collection for 36 years, it was bought by the current owner, Daniel Sielecki, who ran it in the 1996 Mille Miglia. Today, it remains in original and unrestored condition.
Other winners of the Preservation Award include a time-warp 1902 Thomas at the Pebble Beach Concours, winner of the first Monaco GP – a Bugatti Type 35B – at Chantilly Arts and Elegance, as well as the Peugeot-powered CD SP66
that was on display at the Le Mans Classic. The fascinating ‘half and half’ Zagato-bodied Alfa Romeo prototype
seen at Villa d’Este also received the award.
Patrick Rollet, the President of FIVA commented: ‘October’s Autoclásica in Argentina was the final event of 2016 at which FIVA will present a preservation award, and choosing the winner from a selection of such beautifully preserved, important motor cars was hugely enjoyable – but not easy.’