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Yellow, sometimes: 1969 Francis Lombardi Grand Prix

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Sometimes it is pleasant to see that there are variations of color for these small berlinettes produced on the basis of the Fiat 850: probably the green is what we like best, but also yellow is not bad at all. … Continue reading

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Invest in silver: 1969 Alfa Romeo Duetto 1750

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This might seem like a week deliberately dedicated to Alfa Romeo, but it depends only on the ads we happen to find and, of course, the condition of the car. However, we believe that many of you do not mind … Continue reading

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Less than invested: 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

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Anyone who has followed the market evolution of these Alfa Romeos of the 50s and 60s has certainly noticed that in recent years the number of good specimens to be restored has drastically decreased. Surely there is still a good … Continue reading

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No step: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT

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Among the various options on the modification of a vintage car, there are some that work on some characteristic details of a specific model: not to enhance them, but to eliminate them. And in fact this is not the first … Continue reading

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Oldest isn’t cheapest: 1957 Fiat 500 N

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What does the collecting value of a car depend on? Rarity? Beauty? Sports pedigree? Pop culture? Surely it is a value derived from the crossing of all the previous ones, but in some cases it is still difficult to calculate … Continue reading

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Almost blue: 1948 Fiat 1500 Trasformabile by Monviso

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The Monviso body shop was not new to the standard Fiat modification, to create special cars for those wealthy customers who wanted to stand out from the crowd. Clearly Monviso was one of the dozens of Italian bodyshops that dedicated … Continue reading

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Red and white: 1967 OSI 20M TS Coupé

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We have seen quite a bit of these special coupés based on the Ford Taunus chassis and engine, but none of them were in this condition. If you want to learn more about the history of these rare coupés, we … Continue reading

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Young target: 1969 Fiat 850 Sport Racer Berlinetta

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In the 1960s, as the American automotive industry had already learned, baby boomers were the future, and many models were designed with them in mind. This obviously also happened in Italy – with the appropriate difference in displacement – and … Continue reading

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Most of the top: 1958 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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We will be brief and concise in describing this car, starting in particular from some collecting considerations. The considerations are far from complex: in essence the Karmann Ghia cabrio is a car built with the typical solidity of a German … Continue reading

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Ugly rarity: 1973 Lamborghini Jarama

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Okay, we know, this is certainly not the most beautiful of the GTs produced in Italy in the last century, indeed, it is definitely one of the worst creations made by the pencil of an Italian designer. However, we are … Continue reading

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