In 1950, Guido Scagliarini took his brand new Abarth 205A – the very first built – to the Brescia, Italy, starting line of the Mille Miglia. The 1100cc Vignale coupe retired before reaching Rome.
The Abarth’s current owner, Mark Gessler, returned the car to the Mille Miglia 59 years later, but he made it only as far as Florence. This year, however, the Hagerty Collector Car Insurance team of McKeel Hagerty and Angus Forsyth completed the Abarth’s Italian journey, making it all the way to the finish line for the first time in the car’s 61-year history.
Although the pair finished 234th out of 376 cars, it felt like a victory ...Continue reading »