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Back to the past: 1953 Porsche 356 Coupé

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This 356 Coupé, chassis #51530, has been stored since 1996 by the same owner for over 45 years. Factory Kardex confirms matching engine and transmission. The paint is not original though, it had a new paint (Ivory?) in the early … Continue reading

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Ready for the job: 1958 Posche 356 A T2 Coupé

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This seems like the perfect project: an apparently healthy 356 A, never damaged and equipped with the original engine. You can not ask for much more for a restoration project. In addition to having the original engine, it seems that … Continue reading

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Parking patina: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI

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The car here is a Giulia TI and so far nothing extraordinary, the relevant thing is that this car has been parked for forty years in a garage. In fact, the car has a nice patina: it is not rust … Continue reading

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Restoration package: 1964 Alfa Romeo 2600 Sprint

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This early 2600 Sprint is a barn find which, as you easily can see, needs a total restoration, however the seller says that, despite its look, the car is solid underneath. Floors are indeed the are which mostly worries every … Continue reading

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Patina mistress: 1971 Porsche 911 T 2.2

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One owner, sitting in a garage since 1986, no rust, never been crashed, matching numbers: there is not much more that you can ask to a classic car, and that’s even more important if that the car is a 911. … 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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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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Burbank find: 1966 Porsche 912 “Painted dash”

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Early Porsche yesterday, early Porsche today. This is the time of one of the first 912 made which, in this configuration, were also known as “painted dash” because, as the nickname says, the dashboard was not black but painted with … Continue reading

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Once was white: 1967 Lancia Fulvia Coupé

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This is a first series Lancia Fulvia Coupé and that’s quite rare in the U.S. It was also known as “Leva lunga” (italian for “Long shift lever). So far so good, but then rust comes into play. The odd (but … Continue reading

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Long Beach relic: 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT

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This very early Giulia Sprint GT is said to have been stored more than 40 years ago and never used since. It has been beaten by the years but it has still maintained its shape. The first thing we see … Continue reading

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