1938 Fiat 1500 Berlina

The Fiat 1500, which debuted at the Turin Motor Show in 1935, boasted eye-catching aerodynamic design created by Dante Giacosa and was among the initial European car models to be perfected utilizing a wind tunnel.

This promptly resulted in aerodynamic benefits such as headlamps seamlessly integrated into the front wings, and recessed door handles that assisted in the drive to effortlessly glide through the air.

A four-speed gearbox transmitted 43 horsepower from an overhead valve six-cylinder engine beneath the hood to the rear wheels. The factory offered two body styles: a four-door berlina and a convertible.

Source: RM Sotheby’s