Tag Archives: 1961

Bluette 101: 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

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The Giulietta Sprint 101, like the specimen object of our article, are much rarer than what you can think of. This was probably because it was more easy to orientate towards a Giulia which, with its 1600 cc engine, ensured … Continue reading

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The rival: 1961 Fiat 1500S OSCA Coupé by Pininfarina

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If we exclude high-end cars. in the 60s the car models with a double overhead camshaft engine, intended for an “average” clientele, could be counted on the fingers of one hand. In Italy, in addition to the Alfa Romeo (of … Continue reading

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Among giants: 1961 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile

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In the State where “everything is bigger” it is not common to come across a car whose size is at the limit of the definition of “microcar”. And above all, it is strange to imagine how 50 years ago someone, … Continue reading

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Parchment white: 1961 Italia 2000 by Vignale

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We know this model well; having already fully restored an Italy 2000, this car has few secrets for us. However, as often happens, even this car has its peculiarity that we have never seen before on an Italia 2000 (in … Continue reading

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Blue away: 1961 Lancia Flaminia Coupé by Pininfarina

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During the 50s and 60s, about 50% of Italian automobile production was destined for export, and this Flaminia Coupè testifies it since it is located in Puerto Rico. This car was probably painted in Blu Lancia, the flagship color of … Continue reading

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Halfway restoration: 1961 Abarth 1600 Spider by Allemano

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The seller of this very special car is a long-time user of alfabb.com, on which there is a long thread dedicated to this car designed by Michelotti. It is an Abarth 1600 Spider built by Allemano, one of the few … Continue reading

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Cratfsmanship masterpiece: 1961 Porsche 356B Spider by Zagato

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Sometimes it happens to stumble on very special cars, not so much for their origins but for those who have modified them later. In fact, this car was born in 1961 as a “common” Porsche 356B and probably lived a … Continue reading

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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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