Category Archives: American

Larkspur barn find: 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible

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The world of classic cars, at least for what concerns us, is not just about cars produced in Europe but also iconic cars like this one, produced in the USA. As many (but not all) will know, this is a … Continue reading

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Amusement ride: 1960 Autopia

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Well, this is not a car in the sense that we all generally mean, but we know very well that true classic car enthusiasts are first and foremost romantics who like objects like this. This micro car comes indeed from … Continue reading

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No funds, no call: 1970 Plymouth Superbird

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The owner of this Plymouth Superbird has been very clear: if you have the funds call, otherwise you are kindly asked not to disturb, and all in all it seems a right approach. The seller, however, did not use many … Continue reading

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Plastic Fantastic: 1954 Kaiser Darrin 161

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1954 was the only year of production of this strange roadster, built in fiberglass by Kaiser Motors and equipped with a six-cylinder Ford engine. In 1952 Henry J. Kaiser, the founder of the company of the same name, had decided … 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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Sacrilege: 1972 Porsche 911 V8

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Porsche enthusiasts are the most intransigent in terms of changes made to 911 so, clearly, the idea of replacing the original engine with an American V8 would give them goosebumps. Yet there is someone who, in terms of modifications, does … Continue reading

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Make offer: 1971 De Tomaso Pantera L

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Well, here we are dealing with a typical case of “Hey, how about selling that wreck sitting for thirty years in the garage?” In this specific case, the wreck is a De Tomaso Pantera, probably an “L” model. The patient’s … Continue reading

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American italian: 1968 Intermeccanica Italia Spider

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This car was designed by John Crosthwaite and Franco Scaglione, has beautiful lines and yet is still quite unknown to most vintage car enthusiasts. Far from us to want to stimulate a market already quite speculative, but this car is … Continue reading

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Ocean inspiration: 1956 Bangert Manta Ray

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  The seller of this fiberglass car says tat the builder took inspiration by the 1954 Buick Wildcat II show car and indeed there are some elements in common between the two cars: this though is made of fiberglass and … Continue reading

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Polish aluminium: 1965 Cobra 427 S/C by Kirkham

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Yep, that’s a replica. But, as all of you know, not all replicas are the same and that’s true also for this Cobra 427 built by Kirkham, a small factory in Provo, UT. There, among the beautiful landascapes of Utah, … Continue reading

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