advance preview of 1952 styling may be had by inspection of a
design which is already four years old.
The Cisitlalia, along
with other Italian automobiles, may be justly credited for the
"Italian school of design" which is now being followed
thruout the world. The distinctive Cisitalia finned rear fenders,
exhaust "portholes" and blending of front fender into
rear have all become familiar sights of American, British, and
Yet to be equaled, however, is the graceful
manner in which the hood sweeps down from the windshield to the
grille at a level lower than the tops of the fenders. There is
already a trend toward this appealing and practical design by 1952
several American manufacturers will adopt this feature.
inches high, the "Cissy" is so well proportioned that it
appears to be a much larger car. Absence of unnecessary
ornamentation helps to emphasize the beauty of this refreshing
car. Almost perfect is the simple radiator grille design-real art
in the automotive field.
The 1950 Cisitalia continues use of
the now popular styling with improvements such a one piece
windshield. larger bumpers with rubber inset, individual parking
lights, and a new interior. Chromed exhaust ports are mounted high
in the fenders as on the Mille Miglia Coupé.
improvements include dual carburation, a reinforced clutch,
stronger suspension, and a new type steering gear. Fuel
consumption been materially reduced: less than 3.4 gallons are
required for a 100 mile trip. Brakes have been improved.