Classic suggestions: A buyer’s guide

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What has been written here is not meant to be some sort of “bible” to follow when you’re going to buy a classic car. I just tried to put down in words and share my experience (read it as: my mistakes) … Continue reading

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Silver sixer: 1963 Lancia Flaminia Coupé by pininfarina

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Of course “sixer” is not related to the car condition (as far as we can see9 but to the V6 engine of this elegant Flaminia Coupé. Unfortunately the seller doesn’t specify if this was originally a 3b (three carburetors) car, … Continue reading

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Two wheels more: 1960 ACMA Vespa 400

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This car wanted to be the anti-Fiat 500, unfortunately it was produced too late so it lost the war with the more famous Italian competitor. Nonetheless it was sold in good numbers: when it was exhibited for the first time … Continue reading

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Cheap and chic/2: 1964 Renault Caravelle

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Actually you can imagine that a project under 1K is a joke or, at least, a parts car or a rust bucket but this case seems pretty different.  It’s a 1964 Renault Caravelle which is said to be off the … Continue reading

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Startin’ high: 1947 Alfa Romeo 6c 2500 by Touring

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Lately we’ve seen a good number of these 6C on ebay, and basically they come all from England or from Russia like this last one. It’s a 1947 6c bodied by Touring so that’s a quite valuable piece for the … Continue reading

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The quest for authenticity: 1969 Abarth 595 SS

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Of course when you’re looking for and Abarth 595/695 the first thing which comes to mind is: is it the real thing? Well, there are many ways to check the originality of an Abarth: the basement casting numbers, the Abarth … Continue reading

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Supercharged advertiser: 1956 Alfa Romeo “Romeo” T10 by Boneschi

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It’s not usual at all to spot a Romeo for sale, but it’s absolutely unique to see a first series for sale, especially if bodied like this one. It’s actually a 1956 Romeo bodied by Boneschi in order to advertise … Continue reading

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Mission accomplished: The Giulietta Spider (Veloce) has gone

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We think to know a good amount of data on classic cars but, of course, that’s way far from knowing everything. So, it jumps up that this cars had not only a Veloce engine, but it was actually a true … Continue reading

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Ouch: 1967 Maserati Ghibli 4.7 Coupé

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This Ghibli coupé has known better moments and, actually, a better shape than the one it has now. The crash It had was pretty serious: the right front fender is totalled and probably also the chassis in that area has been … Continue reading

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A colonial tale: 1936 Fiat Balilla 508B 4M Convertibile

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This car made a long trip around the world before landing in the U.S. and, by the way, it’s rare to see one one the other side of the ocean. The seller says that, according to his researches, this 508B … Continue reading

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Patina has a face: 1951 Fiat 1400 Coupé by Frua

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Yes, sometimes patina has a face which most classic cars enthusiasts know well, on this car it has the colors and the shades of this ultra rare aluminium coachbuilt Fiat. The three decades in the first half of the last century, … Continue reading

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