1907 Peking to Paris Itala
Arguably one of the most important cars in all of motoring history, this Itala took part in the first global epic, the 10,000-mile 1907 Peking to Paris rally. Prince Scipione’s mount finished not only finished first, but rather than rest on its laurels in the French capital, immediately headed on to Milan. It then lay dormant for decades until Fiat decided to revive it in 1989 to recreate its defining achievement. It did, of course, and it has since completed the raid a third time, but that time from west to east. Remarkably preserved, it still has its original engine and, understandably, is rarely permitted to be driven by all but the chosen few.