1969 Lamborghini Islero S

One of the least-known Lamborghini models, the Islero GT is generally agreed to be the company’s hidden gem. Only 226 were built—including 100 of the powerful “S” editions—and the model was named after the legendary bull that killed Manolete, the best matador in the world. Ferruccio Lamborghini himself even drove an Islero. The Islero was a revision of the quirky 400 GT by ex-Touring designer Mario Marazzi.  This conservative notchback coupe with hidden headlights was overshadowed by the glamorous Espada Read More

1970 Maserati Ghibli Coupe

The styling of the Daytona, while certainly attractive, has not achieved the timeless elegance of the Ghibli

A strong contender for the “Most Handsome Car of the 1960s” title, Maserati’s Ghibli debuted at the Turin Motor Show in November of 1966. Styled at Ghia by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the Ghibli rivaled the Ferrari Daytona for straight-line performance, while beating it for price and, arguably, looks.

More than 15 feet long and nearly six feet wide, Read More

1956 Maserati 200SI

Unlike most high-value sports cars seen on the track, at concours or auction, this car doesn’t boast a better-than-new respray. It has no paint at all

Chassis 2401 occupies a place of distinction in the evolution of Maserati sports racing cars, as it was the first 200S chassis produced, the works development car for the series and a member of the factory racing team. As the first of the line, the Maserati factory was entirely responsible Read More

1977 Ferrari Dino 308 GT4

Despite what the haters, including our own Publisher Martin, have said, the Dino 308 GT4 is a wonderful example of 1970s angular styling

The 308 GT4 was presented the 1973 Paris Motor Show, first as a Dino then, in 1976, as a Ferrari. Some 2,826 cars were made to Ferrari’s specifications (four seats and a rear central engine) from 1973-80. The bodywork was by Bertone, even though Ferrari’s coachbuilding had been carried out by Pininfarina Read More

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale Coupe

In today’s vintage racing, with the mechanical upgrades available, the SS can be a more formidable mount than was the case in period

This left-hand drive Giulia Sprint Speciale was built in 1964 and raced in period. It was subsequently restored and race-prepared in the 1980s for Stefano d’Amico, President of the Registro Italiano Alfa Romeo, by well-known Roman specialist Franco Angellini. Modifications from original specification include stiffening the chassis, fitting a Colotti limited-slip differential and close-ratio gearbox, Read More

1961 Cisitalia DF85 Coupe

{vsig}2010-9_2524{/vsig}Established by Piero Dusio in 1939, Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia manufactured and sold a variety of sporting goods. After World War II, Dusio built a number of Fiat-powered racing cars using the extended acronym Cisitalia, and branched out into passenger cars in 1947.

The Cisitalia 202 had a space frame with Fiat 1100 mechanicals, and as bodied by Pinin Farina, was one of the classic designs of all time, becoming the only automobile in the permanent collection of New Read More

1954 Lancia Aurelia B20 Series 4

This rare Nardi converted and meticulously restored Lancia Aurelia B20GT Series IV was imported into the Netherlands from Nice (France) approximately 20 years ago.

Its last known owner in France was Mr. Jean Pierre Cornu, who acquired the car in the early 1970s. The present owner, a well known collector of thoroughbred Italian sports and racing cars, bought the Lancia in 1989 after its discovery in a deserted barn.

The engine was outside of the car but all essential components Read More

1935 Avions Voisin C25 Aérodyne

With a price of 88,000 francs when new, the purchase of an Aérodyne truly represented a small fortune, compared with the 70,000 francs asked for a Bugatti 57 Galibier or with the 22,000 francs necessary to buy one of the very new Citroën Traction 11 Légère sedans…

The car was revolutionary in form, with keel-shaped fenders and a hood integrated in the streamline shape very much then in fashion, but it was also technically revolutionary with its sliding roof powered Read More

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet B

Introduced at Frankfurt in 1951, the Mercedes-Benz 220 series was available in sedan, coupe, and cabriolet variants. It was in production through August 1955, with only 997 cabriolet Bs built. According to a letter sent by a previous owner to the vendor, this lovely example was owned from 1993 to 1998 by a gentleman in Wisconsin, who bought it from a party who found the car in a barn they had purchased. Upon acquiring it, he removed the body from Read More

1963 ATS 2500 GT 3.0 Coupe

ATS, or Automobili Turismo e Sport SpA, was an Italian carmaker and racing team that operated briefly between February 1962 and 1965.

The nucleus of the new company was comprised of Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini, who were both involved in the development of the Ferrari GTO and, as refugees from the infamous Ferrari “Palace Revolt” of 1961, intended to mount a direct challenge to their former employer.

With the sponsorship of a trio of wealthy industrialists including Count Giovanni Read More

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