Category Archives: Essay

The Fisogni Museum

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The twentieth century was defined by historian Eric Hobsbawm as “The Short Century”, due to the exceptional concentration of events that occurred between the outbreak of the First World War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was also … Continue reading

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Classic suggestions/2: Spiderveloce’s Blog

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“A place where a classic cars enthusiast is not alone” is the motto of this blog. And indeed, it’s quite a must to suggest to whoever is restoring, or has a restoration project, or simply has the idea of restoring a Giulietta … Continue reading

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Classic suggestions: A buyer’s guide

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What has been written here is not meant to be some sort of “bible” to follow when you’re going to buy a classic car. I just tried to put down in words and share my experience (read it as: my mistakes) … Continue reading

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Is greed good?

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“…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 … Continue reading

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The Alfa Romeo Montreal revenge

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Every classic cars enthusiast knows well that this market is sometimes so strange and lunatic that for somewhat reason, truly great cars remain undervaluated for years. This happened so far for many cars: think at the Fiat Dino Spider which … Continue reading

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365 days, 283 posts, 115 countries: one year of Classic Virus

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One year ago the first post of Classic Virus has been published. Since then, the blog has grown more than we expected: it was born with the intention to share our passion for classic cars and the stories or the … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

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Little wonder: 1956 Fiat 1100 Sport TV Boano-Giannini

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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 … Continue reading

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State of Art: 1950 Abarth 205-A by Vignale

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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 … Continue reading

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