The first exhibit of automobiles as works of art in a museum occurred in New York City in 1951, at the Museum of Modern Art. This landmark exhibit, called simply “Eight Automobiles,” was the beginning of interpreting the automobile as more than transportation. Included among the curators’ choices of the eight finest cars ever built were the Cord and Cisitalia. Many automobile historians and designers consider the Cisitalia to be one of the most beautiful cars ever conceived. This low-to-the-ground body was built by Pinin Farina in Italy. The car sold new for almost $7,000. This car was donated by the late Indianapolis 500 driver Scott Brayton. Total production was only 170 vehicles of which only 17 were convertibles.