The Strada had dramatic looks, a competition pedigree, and abundant
power, and it was not finicky to run
Giotto Bizzarrini was hired by Enzo Ferrari in 1957 for his test-driving and engineering skills. In the midst of developing the 250 GTO, however, Bizzarrini left the company in the infamous “palace revolt” of 1961.
Together, the defectors formed ATS to rival Ferrari in both sports car and single-seater racing, Read More
Jim Clark’s future mechanic had to design and build a suitable frame and scavenge everything else he needed. That appears to be what he did
Having created his first special while training as a mechanic with the RAF, it was perhaps inevitable that David Lazenby would embark upon a similar project once he began working for Lotus in 1961.
Although he was destined to become Jim Clark’s F1/Indy 500 mechanic and Read More
If Italias offer style and performance, why would they sell for under $50,000? Well for one thing, their handling is a bit suspect
In 1959, chemical engineer Frank Reisner combined his fascination with automobiles and professional talents to establish Carrozzeria Intermeccanica. Born in Hungary in 1932 and raised in Canada, he raced sports cars and “specials” in the late 1950s before moving to Italy.
Over the next few years, Read More
Mercers remain four to five times more expensive than a comparable Stutz, proving that a Raceabout is the most desirable pre-WWI car built in America
Restored from a highly original and complete car, this is one of very few authentic Mercer Raceabouts. Like the 1911 Simplex in the Chandler Collection, it was once owned by Rhode Island collector Webster Knight III, then acquired by Ed Saczawa in Connecticut, who planned to restore Read More
This car is accepted by the Vintage Sports Car Club as a pre-WWII example, which is a big plus as it can race (and beat up on) lesser sports cars
Before we examine this unique car, let’s take a look at its origins. In 1934 BMW’s first sports car, the very nimble 315, made mincemeat out of the British Aldington brothers and their “chain gang,” chain-drive Frazer Nash sports cars in the Read More
Alfa Romeo’s reputation is built on performance. From the earliest days as Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobile (ALFA), the company dedicated itself to racing as a way to improve its road cars and earn a reputation among enthusiasts.
A long string of superb cars followed-the 22/90 RLSS, 6C 1750 Gran Sport, Tipo B (P3), the 8C 2300 Monza, and the legendary 8C 2900.
In the post-war period, Alfa’s racing success led to the introduction of a new generation of road Read More
Alfa Romeo offered a full range of models within the 6C 2500 line, from the Freccia d’Oro sedans to lightweight competition spiders. Although prewar in its basic design, the post-war 6C 2500s were boldly innovative among their competitors and contemporaries. Introduced in 1939 as a successor to the highly successful 6C 2300, the 6C 2500 was already a highly developed and competent automobile when production resumed in 1946.
The modest Turismo single-carbureted version produced 87 bhp, while the triple-carbureted SS Read More
As described by the seller on eBay Motors: Up for auction, a beautiful 1965 SS. She is one of the few in the world. She is just lovely-anywhere she goes all heads turn on her.
This 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale was in the family for 18 years in south Orange County and kept in a garage most of the time.
She looks and runs great, starts right up. Paint is old but nice, all lights, gauges are in good Read More
Four different Alfas grace this month’s profile section as Alfas are highlighted marque this year in Monterey.
1956 Giulietta Berlina
Chassis number: AR148801774
This is an original early 1956 Alfa Romeo 750C 4-door Berlina with a column-shifted four-speed shifter and its original, numbers-matching engine. This car is quite complete, however it is missing a hubcap and a tail light lens and does not have the correct carb and air cleaner. Read More
Green may work for the Emerald City or the Wicked Witch of the West; however, it’s anything but wicked on a Duetto
In the early 1960s, auto enthusiasts were aware of the nimble, small Italian spider made by Alfa Romeo, but it wasn’t until 1967, when a Duetto appeared in the movie “The Graduate” that Alfa Romeos became widely recognized.
Alfa’s 105 Series range was introduced at the Monza Read More