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Compasso d’Oro: 1961 Abarth 1000 Bialbero Record Monza

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The Abarth 1000 Bialbero Record Monza is also known by experts as “Compasso d’Oro” (gold compass) which is, in Italy, the highest honor given to a designer for his work. Ercole Spada received the Compasso d’Oro thanks to the design … Continue reading

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Gunmetal green: 1961 Lancia Flaminia GT Coupé by Touring

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Of course, there is no Gunmetal Green color: the original color of this Flaminia Touring was Gunmetal Gray, covered at some point by an emerald-green paint that, all in all, is not bad. This model is one of the first … Continue reading

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Faded royal: 1961 Porsche 356B T5 S Cabriolet

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This 356 T5 (you recognize it from the pointed front bonnet and the absence of the external filler nozzle) was born with a very nice color, Royal Blue, now faded.   However, this specimen remained as mother Porsche did it, … Continue reading

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Time capsule: 1961 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring

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10,900 kms (6,773 miles) is what can be read on the odometer of this survivor Maserati 3500 GT (fed by carburetors) which is said to be parked since 1966. Not bad at all. Now, of course, we can’t say if … Continue reading

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Funny car: 1961 Porsche 356 T5 Hardtop “Sprint”

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This 356 T5 was born as a Karmann Hardtop, so that means that it was basically a Cabriolet with a metal hardtop welded on the body: the actual owner removed it but he didn’t stop here. Indeed he tried to … Continue reading

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Fair price: 1961 Cisitalia-Abarth 850 Spyder by Allemano

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“Spyder” is not a typo: actually we’ve checked the period sale brochure and, indeed, Cisitalia called these open cars “Spyder”, just like the Porsche 550 RS. Strange indeed. Back to this particular car, we suspect that this could be the … Continue reading

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East coast patina: 1961 Lancia Appia Berlina

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This 3rd series Lancia Appia Berlina slept for many years in a east coast garage before being recently unhearted: it has just been cleaned but nothing more than that. The seller says that, prior to 1970, the car belinged to … Continue reading

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55 years ownership: 1961 Facel Vega HK 500

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One owner since 1963 is generally a great thing for any car, especially if the car is a rare Facel Vega HK 500. This car could even be exactly as it looked in 1963, unfortunately the past owner decided to … Continue reading

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Invest in gold/2: 1961 Cisitalia-Abarth 850 Coupé by Allemano

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Did you ever see a car radio integrated in the rear view mirror? We didn’t, so this is the first time; however that’s not the only interesting aspect of this Cisitalia 850 Coupé. This is one of the few Cisitalia-Argentina … Continue reading

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Package deal: 1961, ’62 and ’63 Daimler SP 250

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The Daimler SP 250 is the typical car that can be loved or hated: it’s difficult to find someone for whom the look of this car is indifferent. Clearly the seller loves it so much that he owns three of … Continue reading

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