Tag Archives: 1956

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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Close to death: 1956 Porsche 356 A T1 Coupé

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This 356 T1 Coupé is a very nice survivor which has been close to death: it survived to a garage fire which has leaved its mark over the body: it could be worse, much worse than that. However, the good … Continue reading

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Two-stroke beauty: 1956 DKW F93 3=6 Cabrio

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3=6, in its original meaning, means that a three cylinder, two stroke engine is the equivalent of a six cylinder, four stroke engine. Actually that’s not false, especially if you hear the sound that these engines produce. This car is … Continue reading

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Offroad racer: 1956 Abarth 750 GT by Zagato

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There is a long story behind this former Abarth 750 GT Zagato which has been heavily transformed during the past years into an offroad racer. Basically the past owner of this car owned a couple of Ferrari Testarossa (we suppose … Continue reading

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Vapor lock: 1956 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

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The early Giulietta Sprint are the most sought model – of course after the Veloce – even though they had some issues due to some design flaws. The vapor lock was one of those. Early cars like this one had … Continue reading

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Still waiting: 1956 Victress C-2 Coupé

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Back in the fifties it was not easy to afford an Italian sports car, it was indeed much easier to buy a fiberglass body shaped like the european GT’s and merge it to an american chassis and engine. These kits … Continue reading

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Green light: 1956 Fiat 1100-103 “Giardinetta” by Viotti

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One of the best sellers of fiat was the model 1100-103 produced from 1953 up to 1959, it had reliable chassis, engine and good brakes so it became very popular among coachbuiders. One of those was Vittorino Viotti who already … Continue reading

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Original stuff: 195? Fiat 1100/103 TV Trasformabile

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This car puzzles us. First of all because it’s said to be a 1953 car: in that year the 1100/103 was just released but the first Trasformabile was sold in 1955. Ok the year could be wrong but the strange … Continue reading

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Nardi equipped: 1956 Alfa Romeo 1900 Berlina

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Lately we’ve seen an increasing interest around the 1900 even if this is a four door car, aybe that’s because this car still belongs to the golden era of Alfa Romeo. Indeed it is pushed by the glorious 1900 c.c. … Continue reading

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Abarth equipped: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL

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The last thing we would expect to see installed on a Mercedes 190 SL is an Abarth exhaust: you never stop learning and that’s it. Indeed the seller says that this car is equipped with the italian exhaust since 1971, the … Continue reading

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