Rare Mille Miglia Race Car in Palermo, Italy
Visiting Palermo, Sicily, a few years ago, while I was nosing round the old harbor area, I hit the jackpot stumbling across a specialty garage. Outside that garage, when I told the garage owner that I was from Texas and wanted to take a look inside, he gruffly turned away in apparent disgust. I stood at the entrance a few moments, looking at all the cars inside just out of my reach, but finally asked another mechanic if I could take a few pictures. Shockingly, I was given full access. Here is one of seven cars I photographed there. That mechanic even uncovered this car for me!
It took me a few years to identify it as a 1949 Fiat 1500 6C Sport Lanzarone Trasformazione with a Mille Miglia decal. Turns out that the Falanga Tommaso garage is well-know. This was one of my greatest discoveries, SCORE!!