Ferrari 500 Superfast

The culmination of a series of ultra-aerodynamic and high performance grand tourers by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 500 Superfast was produced in very limited numbers following its debut a the 1964 Geneva Show.

The culmination of a series of ultra-aerodynamic and high performance grand tourers by Pininfarina, the Ferrari 500 Superfast was produced in very limited numbers following its debut a the 1964 Geneva Show. An evolution of the 410 and 400 Superamerica, Read More

Porsche Typ 718 RSK Sport Spyder

“The 1959 Sebring 12-Hours provided the Americans Sesslar/Holbert and their RSK with victory in the 1,500 cc class from the works RSK driven by Barth/John Fitch.and fourth overall behind two three-liter Ferraris and the larger works RSK of Trips/Bonnier.” – Richard von Frankenberg, “Porsche: The Man and His Cars.”

Of all Porsche competition sports cars of the 1950s, the incredibly fast and agile Typ 718 RSK is probably the best known. It was developed for the 1958 season to Read More

250 Ferrari GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta

The Paris Salon in 1959 saw the introduction of a Ferrari 250GT Short Wheelbase Berlinetta, a direct development of the Long Wheel Base car known as the Tour de France. Built on the 94.5-inch wheel base chassis powered by the classic three-liter V12 engine, the new and exciting Gran Tourismo car was destined for many racing successes.

Perhaps more than any other Ferrari, before or since, here was a car equally at home on a race track or a Read More

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint

The Stuff That Dreams Were Made of

{analysis} by Pat Braden

Writing about the Giulietta Spring in the Alfa Rome/Sports Car Market Letter is somewhat akin to retelling the Christmas story in a church newsletter.
The essentials are well known to the congregation, as well as the supporting legends. The Giulietta Sprint was introduced in the US 38 years ago: that is more than a generation. Those who were there Read More

BMW 530i 5-Speed

Drivers Are Invited

by Glenn Herz

The great charm of the stick shift 530i is that it not only invites but also rewards driver participation and skill. Never common in sedans, this trait is fast disappearing in sports cars as well.
With Rover in the net, BMW becomes almost twice the size of Mercedes-Benz. It was also the only German maker so show a profit in 1993. SCML recently sampled Read More

Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato

We need to begin by understanding what kind of “Junior” this is. The Junior Zagato is not a little-brother Zagato; Junior refers to the engine size.

When Alfa released the Giulia 1600 cc engine in 1963, as a replacement for the Giulietta 1300 cc, Alfisti landed in the next-higher “circulation” tax bracket. To soothe those who enjoyed the smaller-displacement engine (and lower annual tax), Alfa introduced the 1300 Sedan (with new body style) and Sprint (old body style) Read More

Porsche 910

The 910 is an exceptionally rare and important part of Porsches racing history, and should be of great interest to any serious collector, as it was a direct ancestor for the 908 with which Porsche won its first World Championship in 1968.

The 910 was one of the second generation of Porsche sports racers; it was a line which began with the 904, and it had been strengthened by the lessons learned when the factory bought two Elva Mk Read More

Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

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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 about their cars.

Odds are, the response will be something like this: ‘My GTV was the best Alfa I ever owned. Powerful enough to cruise at 90 Read More

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 a contemporary Alfa chassis in coachwork that would duplicate as closely as economically feasible the classic lines of the 1930’s Alfa 1750 Gran Sport.

The result Read More

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