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The future has passed: 1975 Fiat 850 T by Bertone

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In the period from the early 70s to the early 80s, when the twenty-first century began to be seen at the horizon, the world of commercial and industrial design was driven to seek new forms and interpretations of everyday and … Continue reading

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Beach Tank: 1974 Fiat 500L “Tilly” by Baldi

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Once again we did not know the Baldi coachworks that transformed a normal Fiat 500L into a “Spiaggina” version. Let’s be honest: the car is very particular but, according to the “classic” aesthetic standards, the result certainly does not seem … Continue reading

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Montreal, Texas: 1965 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

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This Sprint 2600 seems to have arrived in Canada after having been “resident” for some years in Texas: if it comes to the western part of this last state, it follows that the car must be quite dry. Dust aside, … Continue reading

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Chariot of Gods: 1965 Apollo 5000 GT Coupé

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Just a few days ago we published an article on three Apollos that will be auctioned next August, but this one (chassis #1060) is not in concours conditions and is for sale. The seller says that the engine is the … Continue reading

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Check if it fits: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO steering wheel

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Nope, we could not absolutely miss the opportunity to publish this object which is said to be, no less, the original steering wheel mounted on the Ferrari 250 GTO chassis #3851GT, a car belonged for 45 years to the italian … Continue reading

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Red shift: 1985 Innocenti Mini De Tomaso Turbo

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No, I didn’t go crazy for publishing this car, rather I’m nostalgic because as a child I was often in the passenger seat of a car like this (a white one, though). The car in question was most likely imported … Continue reading

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Chip blue: 1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

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This Giulietta Sprint has been on sale for quite a few days and is observed by many people, yet it is still there. We will not in fact comment on the model that everyone knows, rather there are considerations to … Continue reading

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Rest in pieces/3: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta

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Few Mangusta were produced – about 400 – and obviously a lot less survive: this is a representative of those survived, unknown until today. Unknown since it seems that this de Tomaso has been locked in a garage since 1976, … Continue reading

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Approved by the son: 1955 Lancia Aprilia “Mille Miglia” Barchetta by OSA (recreation)

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OSA was the acronym of Officina Specializzata Automobili, a workshop in Naples (Italy) specialized in tuning standard cars, during the 50s and 60s. This workshop was founded by Agostino Accadia who, besides being a mechanic, was also a car driver … Continue reading

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Tilting bumper: 1972 De Tomaso Deauville

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We have to admit that, although it is not the first time I see a De Tomaso Deauville, I have only now noticed an interesting detail. The detail in question concerns the opening of the engine hood: if you look … Continue reading

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