Author Archives: Classicvirus

Bricked up: 1954 Moretti 750 Alger-Le Cap

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This Moretti 750 is a rare car in itself, but it is even more so if you know its history, rather out of the ordinary. For a start, this car was the protagonist of the 1954 Turin Car Show, where it … Continue reading

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Autumn stash: Two 1964 Sabra GT Coupé

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In the past we have published articles on the Sabra Roadster because they were the only ones we found on sale: this time it is a coupe, or rather, two coupes. These two Sabra are not only the same model … Continue reading

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Very long wheel base: 1971 Matra M530 LX

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The Matra M530 (in this case in the “LX” version) is a particular car: you love it or you hate it but it certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. This car is the French equivalent of the Fiat X1/9 or the Volkswagen-Porsche … Continue reading

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Cordoba red: 1968 Maserati Mistral 4.0

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Ok, we are not suddenly set with the Maserati Mistral, it’s just that everyone seems to be selling them at the same time and our job is to report them, at least the most interesting ones. This Mistral 4.0 is … Continue reading

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Burgundy special: 1963 Siata 1300 TS Coupé by Michelotti

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This is one of the few existing 1300 TS Siata, built on the basis of the Fiat 1300/1500 and designed by Michelotti. And it has also been completely restored! It is not a small thing because the restoration of a … Continue reading

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Rest in pieces/2: 1967 Maserati Mistral 4.0

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What we have here is a Maserati Mistral – with a four liter engine – disassembled years ago to be modified: fortunately for the car, the project to modify it has failed. A substantial part of the project concerned in … Continue reading

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Back to the past: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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This 356 Coupé, chassis #51530, has been stored since 1996 by the same owner for over 45 years. Factory Kardex confirms matching engine and transmission. The paint is not original though, it had a new paint (Ivory?) in the early … Continue reading

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Malibù brown: 1983 Maserati Quattroporte 4.9

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This is a second series Maserati Quattroporte, but it is not like all those (not many, actually) that are usually on sale: its conditions seem superb. In fact, the seller claims that this car has traveled only 28,000 miles since … Continue reading

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Well known: 1968 Abarth 1000 TCR

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The owner of this rare Abarth 1000 TCR (where “R” is for “Radiale”, the term used to describe the hemi combustion chamber) says that this is a true works car and is well known throughout Europe. Now, we could be … Continue reading

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Soft spot: 1967 Mustang GT 390 Fastback

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Maybe because of Bullitt, or maybe just because of the car itself, but I’ve always had a weakness for the 1967-68 Mustang GT Fastback. And I don’t think I’m the only one here. The weakness is even deeper if the … Continue reading

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