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Not steel: 1957 Byers Special SR100

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Dual carbs, Navarro intake, Thickstun heads on a flathead Ford V8 is what pushes this beautiful fiberglass roaster built in 1957. Actually this is another fiberglass car published in a very short amount of time but, unfortunetely, we can’t decide … Continue reading

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Solid and even rarer: 1959 Autobianchi Bianchina Trasformabile Special

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This is not the “common” trasformabile but a rare special version featuring the engine type 004 which was the same installed in the Fiat 500 Sport which you can see here. The chassis of this car is the type 110B … Continue reading

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Introducing Classic Virus List

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All new. All easy. All free. Classic Virus List: classicviruslist.com  is our new trick, the result of dozens of working weekends and hundreds of overtime work hours (after our “regular” work and the enrichment of this blog) of one girl … Continue reading

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Cherry and cream: 1953 Daimler Special Sports by Barker

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This is a car which, honestly, we didn’t know the existence of. Ok we’re not so skilled about british cars (and that’s not a good thing), but we’re quite surprised to have ignored such beautiful car so far. It has … Continue reading

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Italian bundle: 1968 Fiat 850 Special + 1967 Franza trailer

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This is actually a rare combination: a 1968 Fiat 850 special 2nd series mated with a period (one year younger than the Fiat) trailer, painted in the same shade, a kind of sand beige. Both them look restored properly even … Continue reading

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Forgotten: 1955 Californian Sport Special

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The history of the american fiberglass cars is still quite obscure as many of these were produced in very few specimens and, nonetheless, the italian sports cars of the same era cast a huge shoadow on these creations. Steel and … Continue reading

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Australian special: 1955 Austin Healey 100 BN1 by Ward

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It’s the first time we see this car, and the first time we hear of Sid Ward, the coachbuilder who shaped this beautiful aluminium body. So, we don’t know Sid Ward but, watching this car, we are sorry that he didn’t … Continue reading

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Fischhaber’s special: 1953 Lancia Aprilia “Eigenbau”

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February 28, 2016 Here it is again on eBay with a huge price drop to $105,000 September 18, 2105 Mr. Rapley never betrays expectations and indeed now has another very special car for sale. That’s a special coachbuilt car made … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach racer: 1955 Swartley O.S.C.A. Special

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That’s the very first time that we know of an american racing special powered by an italian engine: in the past many used to build cars with the opposite formula: american engines had more power while being cheap to buy and … Continue reading

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