Slow to Speed, Fast to Rust

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Italian sports cars quickly became successful after World War II — think Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia and Alfa Romeo — but Fiat’s entry-level two-seaters never totally captured the imagination or sales of enthusiasts.

In the 1960s, Bertone and Pininfarina slowly emerged as the top Italian styling houses, and they proved the Italians were particularly good at constructing graceful designs for small sports cars.

Yet, for Nuccio Bertone, the early 1960s were difficult. Fiat had not conveyed any interest in the Read More

Norm Mort

SCM Contributor

Norm is a lifelong car enthusiast with a particular affinity for small, odd things. His first microcar was a 1957 Berkeley S328, and he currently owns a 1935 Morgan F2, 1958 FriskySport, and 1967 Reliant Regal. For over two decades, his columns and features on collector cars have appeared in magazines, newspapers and websites across North America and Britain. Mort has written many books about collector vehicles, including Micro Trucks and American Woodies 1928–1953. He lives in Wellington, Ontario, and has owned and operated an independent collector-vehicle appraisal company since 1992.

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