Author: Massimo Delbo

1953 Fiat 8V Berlinetta

It would be fair to say that the Fiat 8V caused a stir when it was introduced at the 1952 Geneva Motor Show. The reaction it provoked was wholly positive, but it came as a surprise when Fiat — at the time renowned for mzaking cars in high volume, such […]

1959 Abarth 750 GT Zagato “Double Bubble”

Based on the chassis of the humble Fiat 600, the Abarth 750 GT Zagato is one of the most interesting and highly regarded examples of Italian etceterini. A joy to drive and to own, it allows access to multiple racing events all over the world. This 1959 example is eminently […]

1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Sprint Speciale

The shapely Alfa Romeo Sprint Speciale shares the potent Giulia underpinnings and engine of the Veloce-chassis Alfas, from which it derives the “Giulia” part of its name. Inspiration for the curvaceous body shape was derived from Carrozzeria Touring’s legendary “Disco Volante” racing cars, as well as Italian design house Bertone’s […]

1956 Maserati A6G54 Spyder

Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1954, the A6G54 represented the ultimate evolution of Maserati’s first post-war sports car. Developed from the highly successful A6GCS racing cars and the earlier single-cam A6G2000 road car, the A6G54 was an exclusive gran turismo; its fine engineering and exquisite attention to detail […]

1969 Lamborghini Islero S

Launched at the Geneva Salon in 1968, the Islero was a development of the 400 GT 2+2, which was itself derived from Ferruccio Lamborghini’s first production car, the Touring-styled 350 GT of 1964. The Islero’s square-tube chassis was based on that of its predecessors, though with wider track to accommodate […]