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Cheap thrills: 1974 BMW 2002 Tii

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This 2002 Tii is not a concours specimen, but on the other side it as all the right things in the right places to be an head turner anyway. Apart from the aesthetic point of view, this is a Tii and … Continue reading

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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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Call the police: 1942 Lancia Artena Torpedo by Pninfarina

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This car was built in 1942 for some high-ranked official of the italian police: of course, being built in the middle of the WWII, it was born with the color preferred by the fascist government. As usual for a Lancia … 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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Centerfold color: 1968 Fiat Dino 2000 Coupé

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The color of this Dino 2000 Coupé is maybe the best on a Dino seen so far, the only doubt we have is about its originality. Fact is that this color clearly draws attention as many people are actually watching … 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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Green light: 1956 Fiat 1100-103 “Giardinetta” by Viotti

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One of the best sellers of fiat was the model 1100-103 produced from 1953 up to 1959, it had reliable chassis, engine and good brakes so it became very popular among coachbuiders. One of those was Vittorino Viotti who already … Continue reading

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Jensen touch: 1952 Austin A40 Sports

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Although being named with “Sports”, this model was actually a tourer (not even fast) built by Jensen with an aluminium skin: few of these survive today. Jensen built the bodies of these little cabriolets, then send them to Austin which … Continue reading

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Blue cat: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

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The Sunbeam Tiger is one of those cars that merge the best of both sides of the pond: a typical british roadster style with american muscle. The basis of this car was of course the Sunbeam Alpine in which it … Continue reading

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