Is greed good?

“…Greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures, the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” Gordon Gekko; Wall Street, 1987 Classic cars nuts (including us) often complain about speculators who buy classic cars with the only goal to make profit on selling them at an higher… Read More Is greed good?

Mother, where are thou? 1951 Alfa Romeo 412 by Vignale

There are things that could nest in your brain like an obsession. My personal car-obsession is where this car is now, if it still exists. I consider it the mother of every post-war racing barchettas, including Ferrari. Actually the Alfa V12 engine, designed by Bruno Trevisan, was the first of the breed which continued with… Read More Mother, where are thou? 1951 Alfa Romeo 412 by Vignale

Little wonder: 1956 Fiat 1100 Sport TV Boano-Giannini

Between 1955 and 1957, in the period after having leaved Ghia and before joining the just-created Centro Stile Fiat, Felice Mario Boano created his own factory, called Boano Lavorazioni Speciali. In those three years Boano created such unique cars like Ferrari 250 low roof, Abarth 207 A, Lincoln Indianapolis, Boano Nardi Corsair. He created also… Read More Little wonder: 1956 Fiat 1100 Sport TV Boano-Giannini

State of Art: 1950 Abarth 205-A by Vignale

No other words could describe better this Vignale-Michelotti masterpiece. This was the first street car built by Karl Abarth, after the Cisitalia-Abarth 204. This car followed the decision to build a gran turismo berlinetta for a wealthy clientele: a brand new chassis was built, along with an aluminium coach. The 205-101 had a heavily tuned… Read More State of Art: 1950 Abarth 205-A by Vignale