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Santa Fe Trail: 1959 Lancia Appia Convertibile by Vignale

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This Appia Convertibile (or what remains of it) is actually a California car purchased by the actual owner who trailed it to his home in Santa Fe, but the restoration process never began. The car is apparently in scary condition … Continue reading

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Late car: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce

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We didn’t know that the Giulietta Veloce was built even in 1963: those were the years of the Giulia but actually few 1300 c.c. were built in that year. Update: see comment below This one is a late series Veloce … Continue reading

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Missing something: 1963 Ferrari 250 GTE

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A classic Ferrari in a garage or a barn is of course the dream of every classic cars nut, only to discover that Ferrari is missing its engine and transmission. That is indeed the destiny of this car which, sometime … Continue reading

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7.5 seconds: 1981 Renault 5 Alpine Turbo

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Seeing a car – that I used to see along the streets when I was young – slowly becoming a classic, makes me somehow unconfortable but I presume that I can’t do anything to stop all of this so here … Continue reading

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Matching rust: 1959 Porsche 356A Convertible D by Drautz

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Yes, there is a lot of rust over and under this rare 356 A Convertible D built by Drautz but still it’s a rare car and it is said to have a matching number engine, and that’s is not a … Continue reading

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Hard farming: 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

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This late 750 Giulietta Spider (chassis #1495.11180) could have been in better conditions than it is but unfortunately both sides are damaged because of a farm equipment which backed into the car from the driver side. Then the car was … Continue reading

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It’s original once: 1962 Lancia Flaminia Coupé by Pininfarina

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Here is another car which doesn’t need a full restoration: it oozes “patina” from every spot and it looks as original as it leaved the factory 55 years ago. Of course it is not a driveable car as it is … Continue reading

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Not Veloce: 1965 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT

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This Giulia Sprint GT is advertised as a Veloce but what we can see actually belongs to a “normal” one: however, don’t think that this is much more common than its faster sister. So it is not a Veloce: not … Continue reading

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Dismembered: 1962 Maserati 3500 GT by Touring

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Never this bad. We’ve seen many Maserati 3500 projects but we’ve never seen a car hated like this one: it seems to have been considered just as an aluminium stash. The engine is there but unfortunately it’s just one among … Continue reading

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The golden rule: 1959 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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The sticker on the rear bumper is clear: “Who has the gold makes the rule”. Well, you need gold to rebuild this car but it’s a “Lowlight” KG Cabrio and it’s definitely worth it. Ineed the fist series of the … Continue reading

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