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Blank engine: 1954 Porsche 356 Speedster

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This Porsche Speedster is titled as a 1955 car but actually, because of the chassis #80087, it is one of the first batch of 200 cars built from September to December of 1954, making it a valuable car. Unfortunately the … Continue reading

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Mille Miglia inbound: 1954 Fiat 1100 TV by Colli-Stanguellini

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We don’t know if the Mille Miglia registration of this year is yet closed but, if not, this car is a potential entrant. Indeed it is a 1954 Fiat 1100 TV, a car which is the typical entrant of the … Continue reading

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Less than ten: 1954 Fiat 1100 TV Coupé by Ghia

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As usual, it’s very difficult to know the correct number of how many of these coachbuilt Fiat were made and it’s even more difficult to know how many still survive: some source say that 6 only of these are known … Continue reading

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Two tone puzzle: 1954 Simca 9 by Facel

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Here it is another Simca from the golden period of these cars: it’s a rare Simca 9 Coupé which has been partially restored. The job has been done on the body only even though the seller says that it has … Continue reading

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Rescue me: 1954 Porsche 356 Cabrio

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It has been a long time since we published a 356 to restore, and the main reason is that these project are becoming rarer and rarer as almost all the barn finds have been trailed out of their barns. However, as this car … Continue reading

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Panoramic view: 1954 Fiat 1900 “Granluce” Coupé

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More than a proper coupé this Granluce (something like “great light”)  is basically a two door sedan: actually back in the early fifties this was the cutting edge Fiat model just after, of course, the 8V. And few knows that this … Continue reading

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Mint conditions: 1954 Swallow Doretti

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The Swallow Doretti is not a known car at all, at least among “average” classic cars enthusiasts, and maybe that’s because it was produced in 263 specimens for two years only: 1954 and 1955. It was built by Swallow Coachbuilding Company … Continue reading

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Family racer: 1954 Fiat 1100-103 TV

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The 1100 TV could be, among many more valuable cars, one of the symbols of post war Mille Miglia. Indeed many of these cars joined successfully the famous race and they arrived often well in their class: it’s a reliable … Continue reading

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Emoticon on wheels: 1954 DKW F89 L “Schnellaster”

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The DKW F89L had the precursor layout to the contemporary van: front-wheel drive, transverse engine, flat floor, and multi-configurable seating. It also has a face which looks like the “Grimacing Face” emoticon on your Whatsapp app. The funny thing is that … Continue reading

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French speedster: Panhard Dyna Junior X87

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Watching how simple and straight is this car, of course the mind recalls something like the Porsche 356 Speedster. Indeed this car too has an air cooled engine. This car is equipped with a 850 c.c. flat-twin, air cooled engine producing … Continue reading

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