Profiles

1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Competition

{vsig}1996-2_1711{/vsig} When Motor Sport’s governing body announced late in 1967 changes to the Sports Car Regulations limiting engine size to three liters, Enzo Ferrari was so furious that he withdrew from participation in the 1968 Constructors Championship. It was therefore left to privateers such as Luigi Chinetti of New York […]

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 […]

1958 Lister-Chevrolet Knobbly Racer

{vsig}1996-2_1710{/vsig} One of the great personalities of American racing is Jim Hall. He made his debut as a driver in 1954 and is still a team owner in IndyCar racing. His Chaparral sports cars of the 1960s were the first cars to race successfully with wings, and the first to […]

1959 Ferrari California Spyder LWB

{vsig}1996-1_1713{/vsig} While the exact origins of the 250 GT California Spyder are a little doubtful, there is no doubt that Luigi Chinetti, the American Ferrari importer, played a major role in its creation. He had certainly suggested on more than one occasion that a more sporting, performance-oriented car was needed […]

Aston Martin DB5

{vsig}1996-1_1714{/vsig} To many observers the Aston Martin DB5 is the epitome of the company’s models from the David Brown era, boasting both beauty and refined high performance. It is also the best-known Aston Martin in the world, having starred in the 1960s James Bond films “Goldfinger” and “Thunderball,” complete with […]

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB

Perhaps no car better epitomizes classic Ferrari design than the 275 GTB. Penetrative nose, long bonnet, low cabin and a short, neat tail are the ingredients that make for a masterpiece of sports car design. The 275 GTB drew inspiration from the preceding 250 GTO, and along with its timeless […]

1966 Porsche 906 Carrera 6 Coupe

When Porsche introduced their first competition designed sports GT – the 904 – in 1964, it was the beginning of a planned policy to extol the virtues of their production cars by building similar engined competition versions that could be sold to customers {vsig}1995-12_1716{/vsig} When Porsche introduced their first competition […]

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, […]

1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Coupe

{vsig}1995-12_1717{/vsig} It was the Paris Salon of 1964 that Ferrari chose to launch his new Berlinetta Coupe, the 275 GTB. It was an evolutionary design from the preceding Coupe’s but considerably more sporting than the 250 GT ‘Lusso’ which it replaced. The recent developments of the Competition 275P and 250M […]

1955 Aston Martin DB2/4

Fine car though the Aston Martin DB2 was, its sales had been affected by the limitations of two seats and minimal luggage space. Aston Martin thus redesigned the rear of the car to enable two occasional rear seats to be installed, at the same time raising the roof line slightly […]