Author: Sports Car Market

Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

{vsig}1994-4_1771{/vsig} Try this at your next Alfa club meeting. Take a poll. Ask how many of the members own or have owned GTVs in either 1600, 1750, or 2000 flavors. Ask those that sold them if they wished they had them back. Ask those who have them how they feel […]

1966-1968 Alfa Romeo Quattroruote Zagato

Imagine a modern car company tooling up to produce anew model, then stopping after a mere 92 examples were produced. That’s exactly what happened with the Alfa Romeo Quattroruote (or `4R’) Spider. Inspired by an article in the Milan motoring magazine, “Quattroruote”, Alfa Romeo commissioned the coach-builder Zagato to clothe […]

1976 Porsche Carrera RSR 3.0

The Camera RSR has a special place in Porsche history because it was the first time that the company ever built an ‘homologation special’ version of a production car. As has often happened over the years, the sports controlling body then began to talk about a replacement formula; the championship […]

Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider Veloce

In 1963, Alfa Romeo decided that the 1,300 cc Giulietta series was due for a facelift and the 1,600 cc Giulia model was introduced. The most apparent identifying feature of the Giulia is the chromed, horizontal faux hood-scoop trim, replacing the petite vertical chrome strip of the earlier Giulietta. Alfa […]

Mercedes-Benz 300SL

When Mercedes-Benz made their welcome return to motor racing in 1952, they did so with a stunning looking space-framed Gullwing 300SL sports racing Coupe. The results achieved that year were noteworthy, including winning both the 24 Hours Le Mans race and the grueling Carrera Panamericana, and coming in 2nd, 3rd […]

Alfa Romeo Cast-Iron 2000 Spider

Imagine yourself as a fly on the wall at the headquarters of Alfa Romeo circa 1956. The conversation concerns the fate of the 1900 driveline, now that the Touring-bodied three-window (Fifth series) coupes and serial-production sedans were reaching the end of their sales viability. Buoyed by the success of the […]

Porsche Speedster

Back in my car repair days I remember burrowing under the hood of a Mercedes 300 SEL. We called them by their engine size so it was known as the 6.3. If memory serves, it was the water pump that I was trying to excavate from the maze of hardware […]