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1966 Ferrari 275 GTS

By 1964, the Ferrari production car line had been divided into four modes: 500 Superfast, 330 GT 2+2, 275 GTB and the 275 GTS, a Spyder built atop the GTB chassis but with an entirely different body design by Pininfarina. Similar in appearance to the 330 GT 2+2 coupe, the […]

1991 Ferrari F40

The F40 needs no introduction. It is the quintessential “ultracar,” developed by Ferrari to blast their competitors out of the limelight. In 1984 Ferrari had launched their spectacular 288 GTO, a limited production car which was to wrest the title of World’s Fastest Production Car away from Lamborghini, and which […]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT

Tractor and gear manufacturer David Brown took over the Aston Martin and Lagonda companies in 1947. His first DB2 series and variants sold well from 1949 to 1958, and served to re-establish the marque as a builder of soundly engineered, quali­ty motor cars.In 1959 the much-improved DB4 model made its […]

1959 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce

{vsig}1997-4_1655{/vsig} The economic depression that followed World War II decreed that Alfa Romeo could no longer afford to produce purely the bespoke motorcars that had made the marque famous on both road and track. One of the first results of this change of direction was the Bertone-designed Giulietta of 1954, […]

1952 Mercedes-Benz 220 Cabriolet A

The Mercedes 220 series of the Fifties has the stately elegance and engineering integrity so beloved of this company from Stuttgart. The Cabriolet, the most attractive, rarest and most valuable of the series, epitomizes luxurious open air Continental touring on a grand scale. The Frankfurt Motor Show in the Spring […]

1991 Ferrari F40

Introduced in Europe in 1987, Ferrari’s newest supercar was a shock to the senses. An engineering tour-de-force, the F40 combined raw-edged radical styling with state-of-the-art engine, body and chassis design. Driving one is a visceral experience, hammering the senses with brutal acceleration, go-kart-quick reflexes and a howling exhaust note that […]

1961 Lancia Flaminia 3C Convertible

Although Lancia’s competition program during the early Fifties brought much fame to the company there was little fortune, and in 1955 Gianni Lancia and his mother sold out to millionaire Carlo Pesenti. A major modernization program was undertaken and the first model under Pesenti’s ownership was the 1957 Flaminia. A […]

1972 Triumph Stag 4×4

Introduced in the early 1970s, the Triumph Stag was a high-powered gentleman’s tourer and was the first Triumph to be fitted with the in-house produced three-liter V8. The body was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and proved to be such a success that the l Introduced in the early 1970s, the […]

1974-1975 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 TT-12 (1997)

The Tipo 33/2 Project was a combined effort by Alfa Romeo and Carlo Chitti’s Milanese company Autodelta. In the preceding years Autodelta had been fielding teams of specially prepared Alfa Romeos to good effect; perhaps the best-known exploits were with the TZ models. The experience and expertise of Chitti was […]

1978 Ferrari 512 BBLM

{vsig}1997-2_1658{/vsig} When the new prototype Berlinetta Boxer was introduced on the Pininfarina stand at the 1971 Turin Motor Show with its centrally located flat 12-cylinder Boxer engine it allowed a much lower silhouette body and introduced a completely new style of Ferrari Super Car. Production eventually began in 1973 and […]