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Approved by the son: 1955 Lancia Aprilia “Mille Miglia” Barchetta by OSA (recreation)

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OSA was the acronym of Officina Specializzata Automobili, a workshop in Naples (Italy) specialized in tuning standard cars, during the 50s and 60s. This workshop was founded by Agostino Accadia who, besides being a mechanic, was also a car driver … Continue reading

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The green barchetta: 1955 Microplas Toledo

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We seem to have already published – a few years ago – a small barchetta similar to this one, red in color, but we didn’t know it with the name Microplas. This company was founded in 1954, also taking advantage … Continue reading

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Smaller is harder: 1948 Siata 500 Sport Barchetta

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In fact we believe it is difficult to find a car (not born as a microcar) smaller than this barchetta, strictly red as the regulation of the time established. The reason for this smallness is simple: this boat was built … Continue reading

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Twin plug barchetta: 1968 Ferrari Dino 196 S Replica

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It is not the first time we have published a replica of a Dino Ferrari 196S: in fact it is a very “popular” model to be replicated, certainly because the engine can be taken from a Fiat Dino. The difference … Continue reading

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No head inlets: 1957 O.S.C.A. 1500 S by Viotti

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Exactly as the title suggests, we publish this beautiful boat on which, however, we have some curiosities to satisfy.  The seller says that the aluminum bodywork was made by Viotti, and this is a great thing as long as it … Continue reading

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The odd couple: 1948 Fiat 500 A Berlinetta – 1947 Fiat 500 B Barchetta by Maestri

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These two very special cars have been an inseparable couple for many years, and not just because they were built by the same coachbuilder. The coachbuilder we are talking about is Enrico Maestri, owner of a small workshop in Piacenza, … Continue reading

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Unknown: 1955 Fiat 500C Barchetta by Orlandi

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Orlandi built cars? Never heard of it before. So, we did a check on the book “La Sport e i suoi artigiani” which is the most important book eve made about the italian cars, but no trace of this car. … Continue reading

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Never on the market: 1937 Fiat 500B Sport Barchetta

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The seller of this barchetta built on a 1937 Fiat 500 says that he purchased this car in Italy some years ago as a full project, he restored it and that this is the first time that this car is … Continue reading

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Mistery mouse: 1957 Fiat 500C Custom

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We actually didn’t know what title we could give to this article as this car is a mistery, with the exception of the chassis which is said to belong to a Fiat 500C a.k.a. “Topolino”. Indeed the seller has no … Continue reading

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Dutch oddball: 1985 Heynsdyk 2500 SF

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We always liked who thinks “out of the box” like the builder of this roadster based on the solid Porsche 944 components: the transaxle Porsche is indeed known as a car with a great handling, in this case it had … Continue reading

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