Etceterini

1962 Lancia Flaminia Coupe 2.5

The first Lancia designed entirely by the Turin company’s new technical supreme, Professor Antonio Fessia, the Flaminia was the flagship of the Lancia range when launched in 1957. The initial four-door Berlina, with mold-breaking Pininfarina styling, evolved from the Florida show cars, combining the best of American trends with the […]

1935 Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux

The Type 57 in its various forms was the mainstay of Bugatti’s production car output from 1934 until the outbreak of the war. As such it was the last road-going Bugatti and, many would say, the best. Much of the design was the work of Jean Bugatti and it shows […]

1935 Fiat Balilla 508S Coppa d’Oro

The Tipo 58 Fiat was first introduced in 1932, very much a car for the mass market and featuring a side valve engine with three speed gearbox and fairly staid two-door saloon bodywork. It was of all-metal construction and available in Saloon, Torpedo or Spyder versions. The little four-cylinder engine […]

1964 ASA Mille GT Berlinetta

{vsig}1996-3_1704{/vsig} The ASA Mille was the first car not made by Ferrari to have a Ferrari engine. The prototype was built in 1958 and was road tested by Enzo Ferrari, who used it as his day-to-day car for a year. With a four-cylinder twin-cam engine of 850 cc, it was […]

1981 DeLorean DMC-12

{vsig}1996-2_1712{/vsig} It was in January 1974 that the John Z. DeLorean Corporation was established in Detroit, its eponymous founder having steadily climbed the ladder from engineer to general manager within the American motor industry and recently resigned from General Motors. He soon laid plans to produce his own limited production […]

1926 Bugatti Type 35 Grand Prix

{vsig}1995-12_1718{/vsig} In its long series of 1920s Type 35 models, Bugatti produced the quintessential vintage sports car. The original roller-bearing unsupercharged straight-eight Type 35 made its debut in the Grand Prix de l’ACF race at Lyon-Givors in 1924, and the production plain-bearing unsupercharged Type 35A soon followed. This intriguing example, […]

1965 Maserati Mistral

The Maserati name is the oldest and most respected in motoring history the world over. Established in 1926 by racing driver Alfieri Maserati and his brothers, it began as a racing marque and developed into a sporting one. The production of road cars started in 1958 with the glamorous 3500GT, […]

1973 Lamborghini Espada 400GT Coupe

Ferrucio Lamborghini’s desire to include a four-seater GT in his line up of models was granted when in the spring of 1968 the Espada was exhibited at the Geneva Salon. The stylists at Bertone had created a distinctive vehicle, far out in appearance yet eminently practical. With 150 mph performance […]

1955 Maserati 300S

I have no direct knowledge, but I recall doubting in 1998 that there was very much 1955 metal sitting on those wheels {vsig}2006-5_1932{/vsig} In 1955, after taking delivery of his most powerful Maserati to date, the three-liter 300S offered here, chassis number 3057, Benoit Musy contested eleven European Sports Car […]

1959 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage

{vsig}1998-10_1603{/vsig} The Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61, with proper team preparation and organization, would undoubtedly have won more classic races. It led every round of the 1960 World Sports Car Championship – at Buenos Aires, Sebring, the Targa Florio, Nurburgring and Le Mans – but only won a single event, and […]