Italian cars and American cars: Who begat whom? Some examples of pre- and postwar influence, coincidence and serendipity (part 1)

The baby Bel air by Fiat, complete with nice two toning, the ’54 1900 A Granluce

Text and photos by Matteo Giacon, except where noted.

[Editor’s Note: Most of you will probably know him as italianiron, a frequent commenter on our carspotting posts. But Matteo Giacon is more than just a carspotting savant; he’s also a part-time car writer and has put together a number of dissertations on Italian and American cars, including the one below examining similarities and links between the two...

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