Classic Virus List: #refactor

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“Complicating is easy, simplifying is difficult” (Bruno Munari, designer, artist) After one year from the go-live of classicviruslist.com some improvements were needed and so we made them. From the base user point of view they’re all about increasing the speed and … Continue reading

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Half windshield: 1957 Simca Aronde Plein Ciel by Facel

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This Simca Aronde Plein Ciel seems a very dry car which have been never abused in its life: other than being almost rustless it is also complete, with one exception. Indeed it looks a perfect candidate for a restoration which it’s … Continue reading

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Invest in gold: 1972 Alfa Romeo Montreal

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This metallic gold (Oro 826 is the factory shade name) Alfa Romeo Montreal is not a perfect car, but it’s still in good conditions like many other survivors like it. That’s because the Montreal, thanks to Bertone, was the first … Continue reading

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Ready for the job: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce

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This is of of 1091 cars made because, other than being a Giulia Spider, it carries (at least once) the badge “Veloce”. That means that the engine of these cars was modified to be moe powerful: it actually was the … Continue reading

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Green aluminium: 1952 Siata Daina Trasformabile by Farina

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  We know this car (chassis #SL0168): it is a rare car in itself, then it has a spectacular color combo so it’s easy to spot it around the world. The first time we saw it in flesh was six … Continue reading

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Kill the Irishman: 1961 Dodge Dart Pioneer “Police”

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This enormous Dodge Dart Pioneer is not only a police car with all the proper duty equipment, but it’s also a movie star. Indeed the seller says that this car has been used in three different movies: a low budget … Continue reading

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One of ten: 1953 Cisitalia 505 DF

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DF is for “Derivata Fiat” (Fiat derived) and that simply means that this expensive (then and now) car was based on the reliable and rock-solid Fiat 1900 platform. Of course when it was unveiled at the 1953 Geneva Salon, it … Continue reading

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Abandoned Junior: 1969 Alfa Romeo GT Junior

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Actually, many of these cars have been abused, abandoned, environmentally recycled or crushed in the past: this one has been abandoned but still something remains of it. It s a red GT Junior which has not been abused as it … Continue reading

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Expensive red: 1967 BMW 1600 GT

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One of the cutest models built by BMW was actually a son of Glas, a factory acquired by BMW in 1967. After that, Glas cars were badged as BMW. The design though was made by Frua as, back then, german … Continue reading

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Green and Gold: 1967 Porsche 911S 2.0

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All we know (almost all) that the magic “S” after “Porsche 911” means performance and value, but not all know that if that “S” belongs to a pre-1968 car, the value rises a lot. It raises steeply if that “S” … Continue reading

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Italian delivery: 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT Veloce

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This GT Veloce was originally delivered to its first owner in Italy but then a former soldier stationed in Italy (hence the “AFI” plate) bought the car and took it with him in the U.S.A. That’s not at all the … Continue reading

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