Profiles

1961 Ferrari 250GT Cabriolet Series II

{vsig}1997-7_1639{/vsig} Probably the most comprehensive range of any Ferrari type was the 250 series, with every derivation imaginable, from racing cars such as the LM, GTO and Testa Rossa to the civilized 2+2 Coupe. All of these models, though diverse in application, shared a basically similar engine, the magnificent 3-liter […]

1952 Allard J2

{vsig}1997-7_1641{/vsig} This car was delivered to Allard agents in Dagenham Motors on the 1st of May 1952. Dagenham Motors sold the car to a Mr. R. Ferrari (no relation) of Gunnersbury Lane, London. Mr. Ferrari owned the car, it appears, until 1960 when in February of that year he advertised […]

1968-1970 Lamborghini Miura S

It is fair to say that before the Miura, Lamborghini produced some outstanding Grand Touring cars which, despite their superlative mechanical specifications, somehow lacked a definable persona. All this changed on 10 March, 1966 when the Geneva Salon opened its doors to the public. Sitting proudly on the Lamborghini stand […]

1932 NAG Type 219 Sport Kabriolet

The Nationale Automobile-Gesellschaft (NAG) was formed from earlier motorcar and electrical manufacturing concerns in Berlin in 1915 and survived until the 1930s. It was then absorbed by a group which is still in existence today. The constituent companies had produced many different models of cars (at least one of which […]

1953 Ferrari 625 TF Barchetta

The designation Ferrari 625 usually conjures up visions of the four-cylinder 2 1/2-liter Grand Prix car designed in 1951, the number 625 indicating the capacity of one cylinder. The victorious 12-cylinder Formula 1 and Formula 2 cars had by then begun to lose their competitive edge and Lampredi had joined […]

1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 2

Intended for the affluent connoisseur, the Aston Martin DB4 made its debut at the 1958 London Show. With its hand-crafted aluminum body and high-output six-cylinder engine, it was a logical development of its DB2 and DB MkIII predecessors. Aston went to Carrozzeria Touring, the great Italian styling house, to interpret […]

1953 Fiat 8V Fixed Head Coupe

Fiat is one of Italy’s oldest and greatest car manufacturers and, although remarkably successful in early motor racing, has made surprisingly few real sports cars. The Turin firm won the French Grand Prix in 1907 and again in 1922 when Nazzaro won the race at 79.10 mph in a two-liter […]

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 […]

1970 Jaguar E-Type Series II 4.2 Convertible

{vsig}1997-5_1649{/vsig} To some the Series II E-type represents the best of all worlds. The classic styling and design is unmistakable and recognized as one of the finest roadsters ever built with added design advantages over its Series I predecessor. These include a new cross-flow radiator with twin electric fans for […]

1927 Bugatti Type 35B Grand Prix

Considered by many people to be the most beautiful racing car of its period, and an enduring classic design of all time, the Type 35 Bugatti is also one of the most successful racing cars ever built, with a string of major victories in the hands of famous In the […]