Inspired by Bertone’s Alfa-based styling exercise penned by Marcello Gandini exhibited at the 1967 Montreal Expo, the two-seater Montreal coupe debuted at the Geneva Salon in 1970. Unlike the Expo prototype that used Alfa’s 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, the production Montreal used a “civilized” version of the T33 sports prototype’s four-cam V8. Designed with the classic endurance races in mind, this unit had started life in 2.0-liter form back in 1967 and would demonstrate considerable scope for enlargement. An opportunity to Read More
The last of four Abarth 205 competition chassis to be constructed, the car offered here is the only example to use an engine and transmission developed from the new Fiat 1100-103, as well as the only example bodied by Ghia. Believed to have been designed by Giovanni Michelotti, it was constructed concurrently with the Ghia-bodied Chryslers of the same period. The Abarth echoed the Chryslers’ broad oval grille opening, wide low stance and canopy-like roof element — but with a Read More
Talbot-Lago introduced a sensational new 2.5-liter model at the 1955 Paris Salon — the T14 LS — an altogether superior sports car with a 4-cylinder, twin-camshaft, overhead-valve engine. In standard tune, the engine developed 120 bhp, which was transmitted via an all-synchromesh ZF gearbox. The chassis frame was fabricated from large-diameter tubes and featured independent front suspension. The styling borrowed much from the Record Grand Sport, the sleek 2+2 coachwork being a wonderful example of Gallic elegance.
Of all the factory-penned body styles built on Bugatti’s Type 57 chassis, perhaps none is as significant as the Atalante. The Type 57 Atalante is much rarer than the Stelvio, Ventoux or Galibier, and the design’s purposeful lines and proportions (credited to Jean Bugatti but perfected by in-house stylist Joseph Walter) provided sportier packaging for the 57’s advanced dual-overhead-cam engine and independently sprung chassis.
Exceeded in cachet today only by the Type 57SC Atlantic, the Atalante is overwhelmingly regarded as Read More
Fiat’s most legendary, significant, and storied production model, the 8V, was aptly described in Road & Track in 1952 as “the biggest surprise of the year.” It came as a shock to the automotive world when Fiat suddenly introduced a powerful sports car with an advanced overhead-valve, light-alloy V8 engine, Siata-fabricated chassis and four-wheel independent suspension, which could be — and was — successfully raced by privateers all over the world.
Like most sophisticated chassis Read More
In late 2003, Alfa Romeo was preparing a return to the North American market, and it needed a flagship car to remind buyers of the Italian automaker’s glorious past. That September at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the world was shown the dramatic re-emergence of Alfa Romeo as one of the great automotive sporting marques with the reveal of the 8C Competizione concept car.
Little had changed on the stunning 8C Competizione when it was approved for a limited production run Read More
The Lamborghini Jarama was not named after the famous racetrack outside of Madrid but after the Spanish district made famous for their breeding of fighting bulls.
It was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show during the spring of 1970 and styled by the iconic Marcello Gandini, who is famous for the Miura and Countach designs.
The design was deliberately understated and unspectacular compared to Lamborghini´s other offerings. The result is a roomy, glassy coupe, which still had a very aggressive Read More
An original, matching-numbers example, chassis 707 boasts a totally original interior. The leather seats display a light patina commensurate with the limited mileage covered. Incredibly, all carpets, including the boot, are original to the car, as are the Maserati-embossed floor mats, and under-bonnet and boot lid quilting.
There are 26,103 miles on the odometer.
The hood and hood cover are original, and the car also comes with an additional new hood cover for everyday use to avoid possible damage to Read More
Lancia commissioned Zagato to produce a more aerodynamic and sportier version of the Fulvia that also could be used in hillclimbs and track events. This model, designed by Ercole Spada, was technically advanced with its narrow-angle V4 tilted to lower the center of gravity. With 4,000 units produced, it is one of Zagato´s biggest successes.
The car on offer is a Series 2, which was fitted with a steel body and an upgraded 5-speed gearbox instead of the first series’ Read More
Over two decades in business, Monteverdi produced a wide variety of models — all limited-production offerings hand-built in small numbers for an exclusive clientele. The company’s products found their way into the stables of enthusiasts the world over, and collectors favor them today. For comfort, performance and superb style, they are hard to beat.
The car offered here is a 375/L High Speed Coupe, a longer-wheelbase 2+2 model that incorporates a small rear seat, suitable for children or overnight luggage.