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No head inlets: 1957 O.S.C.A. 1500 S by Viotti

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Exactly as the title suggests, we publish this beautiful boat on which, however, we have some curiosities to satisfy.  The seller says that the aluminum bodywork was made by Viotti, and this is a great thing as long as it … Continue reading

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The rival: 1961 Fiat 1500S OSCA Coupé by Pininfarina

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If we exclude high-end cars. in the 60s the car models with a double overhead camshaft engine, intended for an “average” clientele, could be counted on the fingers of one hand. In Italy, in addition to the Alfa Romeo (of … Continue reading

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One car, two engines: 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

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This is a single car but it has two engines, one inside the engine compartment, the other is incomplete and is located in another State. The seller says that the engine currently installed was rebuilt with new rod bearings, pistons … Continue reading

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1,433 original miles: 1980 Chevrolet Corvette C3 T-Top L-82

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We have already seen this Corvette C3 for sale in a few weeks, but we had never mentioned it because it is not one of the most sought after models. However, this car has two unique characteristics: a very beautiful … Continue reading

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Totally open: 1957 Fiat 1200 TV Trasformabile

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Every time we see a Fiat 1100 or 1200 TV Spider for sale in the US, we wonder what the tortuous path that led it to the other side of the pond may have been. In this case, the owner’s … Continue reading

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Red copy: 1953 Simca Gordini Barchetta replica

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There are replicas of all kinds, badly made, ridiculous, so-so, done well: this Simca 8 certainly belongs to the last category. It is a Simca Gordini barchetta rebuilt based on the chassis, engine and suspension of a Simca 8 (already … Continue reading

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Empty shell: 1957 VW-Devin D 295

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As we have already written several times, the beauty of many hand-built fiberglass cars is the story that leads to their construction, often obscure and full of missing parts. This shell was made by Bill Devin, well known in the … Continue reading

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Radium chance: 1952 Porsche 356 Coupé

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We have already talked about classic cars this week in “driver” conditions, but here we propose another one even if completely different from the 2600 Spider. Completely different for everything: year, type and construction philosophy; we have in fact realized … Continue reading

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In the middle: 1963 Alfa Romeo 2600 Spider by Touring

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The biggest problem of a classic car enthusiast, regardless of which brand he is passionate about, is finding the right car at the right price. In fact, especially in the last 6-7 years, cars under driver conditions have practically become … Continue reading

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No warranty: 1969 Alfa Romeo 1750 GT Veloce

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Let’s not fool ourselves, this car is a mess, but it still has all the most important parts: engine, gearbox, dashboard and seats. The seats are particularly important because this splendid design was only available in 1969 (if we exclude … Continue reading

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