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Old chap: 1961 Italia 2000 by Vignale

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I know this car. I know where it was sold new 56 years ago, how many owners it had up to 2011 and every detail about how, where and when it was restored. Simply because it was restored by me. … Continue reading

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Top zustand: 1961 Italia 2000 by Vignale

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Sometimes it happens to spot an Italia 2000 for sale and so here it is another one: this one is painted in “Bianco Pergamena” (parchment white) and it seems in good conditions. Indeed the first things that we use to check when … Continue reading

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Undercover sedan: 1964 OSI 1200S Spider

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This car is one of the counteless Michelotti’s creations and it’s a typical daughter of the ’60s italian design: it is red, it has two seats and it’s a spider. As many of the special cars built in that period, … Continue reading

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Old acquaintance: 1959 Italia 2000 by Vignale

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We know this car, we have even seen it in person and we must admit that it’s a great specimen, even if some details could be improved. According to the Italia 2000 page on Facebook, this should have the Vignale … Continue reading

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Middle class luxury: 1964 Siata 1500 TS Coupé

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In the mid sixties, the end of the coachbuild era began to appear at the horizon. Luckily there was still space for some more experiment on wheels. This is the second Siata 1500 TS published here, the other one was … Continue reading

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Rising gold: 1966 Fiat 1500 “Sportinia” by Scioneri

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Scioneri was a coachbuilder who mostly focused his production on little Fiat’s, mostly road cars. Although he had a little shop, he often worked with great designers like Michelotti, who designed this car. It’s clear that these cars were built for family men … Continue reading

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German Michelotti: 1963 BMW 700 Coupé

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The 700 series was the car which, back then, saved BMW from bankruptcy: first showed in 1959 at the cost of D.M. 4,760 (few more than $1000) and the fuel consumption of 47 m.p.g. it can be considered the first … Continue reading

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A special one: 1957 Fiat 1100 TV Desireé by Vignale

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Update, June 25: Again, who we think is the new owner asked us to remove the article. And again, we won’t remove anything. But, as we suppose that the “problem” is to not disclose the asking price, we’ll delete such … Continue reading

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Michelotti job: 1960 Triumph Italia 2000 Coupé by Vignale

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In 1959, Salvatore Ruffino commissioned to Giovanni Michelotti, the top-notch italian car designer at the time, the task to design a sport coupé based on Triumph TR3 chassis and engine. The grey car in the photo is the result of … Continue reading

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State of Art: 1950 Abarth 205-A by Vignale

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No other words could describe better this Vignale-Michelotti masterpiece. This was the first street car built by Karl Abarth, after the Cisitalia-Abarth 204. This car followed the decision to build a gran turismo berlinetta for a wealthy clientele: a brand … Continue reading

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