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Number 12: 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Speciale

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This Giulietta SS is being sold as you see it: basically that’s a bare shell with wheels and nothing more than that. What’s actually interesting is that this car is said to be the 12th car ever produced (chassis #AR10120*0012) … Continue reading

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Green beam: 1970 TVR Vixen 1600

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This model is the ‘weakest’ sister of the mighty Tuscan equipped with a 289 c.i. Ford Windsor engine. Apart fromt their hearts, both cars, outside, look pretty the same. Also this model, the Vixen, is pushed by a Ford engine … Continue reading

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Lots of records: 1981 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000

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There are a lot of these Alfa Romeo Spiders for sale but there are a problem with most of them: their value is not high (they’re absolutely underrated in our opinion) so a restoration is out of the question. Then, … Continue reading

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Welded louvers: 1961 Jaguar E-Type O.T.S.

This barn find E-Type is a bit different from many others being sold on the market in the same conditions: other than being one of the “flat floor” series cars, this is a very early car with the bonnet louvers … Continue reading

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Spider inside: 1966 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1600

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Someone would say that this is the right car in the right place: every Alfa Romeo enthusiast knows the film “The Graduate” where a young Dustin Hoffman used to drive a car like this, painted with the same color, received … Continue reading

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East coast patina: 1961 Lancia Appia Berlina

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This 3rd series Lancia Appia Berlina slept for many years in a east coast garage before being recently unhearted: it has just been cleaned but nothing more than that. The seller says that, prior to 1970, the car belinged to … Continue reading

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Mutation/4: 1962 Maserati 3500 GT

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The new episode of the series “Mutation” presents a Maserati 3500 GT which had a face surgery (and not only) in the past: the outcome can’t be defined “superb”. Do you remember the time when you could buy one of … Continue reading

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Unknown: 1955 Fiat 500C Barchetta by Orlandi

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Orlandi built cars? Never heard of it before. So, we did a check on the book “La Sport e i suoi artigiani” which is the most important book eve made about the italian cars, but no trace of this car. … Continue reading

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Three seater: 1950 Fiat 1500E Cabriolet “Riviera” By Stabilimenti Farina

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Yep, the name of ths car is quite long and the car which it belongs to is quite rare: probably the only one in the U.S.A. an one of the very few made at the beginning of the fifties. Finding … Continue reading

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The last job: 1969 Fiat 125 S “Samantha” by Vignale

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This 125S Samantha has been registered few months before the car accident in which Alfredo Vignale, an absolute protagonist of the car history, passed away in November 1969: this model is basically his last creation. So, his style heritage is … Continue reading

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