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Cavallino 201: La Nina Bonita Recovered

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014

It was sold new to Argentina to enthusiast Angel Maiocchi, and it had a long and decent racing career in South America. Its body by Vignale was unusual for its time, and earned it the name La Nina Bonita – the “Lovely Girl.” It’s the 225 Export Vignale Spyder, s/n 0216 ED, and it is coming off a thorough and extensive restoration by RPM in Vermont. After its years in South America, it was brought to the USA and received a decent restoration. Then it sat in a private collection for 20 years. Now the current owner has elected to bring this “Lovely Girl” back to pristine condition, both visually and operationally. No one knows who at Vignale first came up with the idea of the cut-away front fenders but it presaged the famous pontoon-fendered 250 Testa Rossas by...

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