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Missing windshield: 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet

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Older and older: this is the market trend on the Porsche 356 which, in the models prior to ’55, have experienced a real boom in recent years. Surely the motivation is linked purely to aesthetics: these are slow cars, they … Continue reading

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Red copy: 1953 Simca Gordini Barchetta replica

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There are replicas of all kinds, badly made, ridiculous, so-so, done well: this Simca 8 certainly belongs to the last category. It is a Simca Gordini barchetta rebuilt based on the chassis, engine and suspension of a Simca 8 (already … Continue reading

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The country one: 1953 Alfa Romeo AR51 “Matta”

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We are all used to thinking of Alfa Romeo as an elegant or sporty vehicle, and in any case to a vehicle that runs on asphalt, but this has not always been the case. In addition to the vans, in … Continue reading

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Less is less: 1953 Porsche 356

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Peter Behrens (a godfather figure to the young architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe) taught us to eliminate unnecessary bells and whistles, thus minimizing the separation of form and function. And we believe that’s true, but without exaggerating: the one … Continue reading

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Scaled B20: 1953 Siata Daina Coupé

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Here is a rare find, not only because very few Siata Daina were produced, but also because we thought it was very unlikely to find one yet to be restored and, for a change, it is red. The last one … Continue reading

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Back to the past: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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This 356 Coupé, chassis #51530, has been stored since 1996 by the same owner for over 45 years. Factory Kardex confirms matching engine and transmission. The paint is not original though, it had a new paint (Ivory?) in the early … Continue reading

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Restoration day: 1953 and 1955 Porsche 356 Coupé

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We all know that the pre-56 Porsche 356 are becoming untouchable, no matter in what conditions they are, so always more often we see for sale cars that, up to five years ago, we would not have taken even for free. … Continue reading

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One of ten: 1953 Cisitalia 505 DF

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DF is for “Derivata Fiat” (Fiat derived) and that simply means that this expensive (then and now) car was based on the reliable and rock-solid Fiat 1900 platform. Of course when it was unveiled at the 1953 Geneva Salon, it … Continue reading

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Palm Green: 1953 Porsche 356

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These early Porsche 356 (a.k.a. Pre-A, although that was never used by Porsche to name its early cars) have always been sought but, especially in the last years, these fetch top dollars. This particular car, originally painted in Palm Green, … Continue reading

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Born german: 1953 Porsche 356

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This early 356 is said to be an original german car sold by the Stuttgart dealer Hahn, then it was exported to U.S.A. for 50 years. Since five years though the car is again in Europe. The seller says that … Continue reading

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