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    Farina.
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    Michelotti.

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    Not even porsche was immune.

    Abarth 356:

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    Zagato 356:
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    And the unfortunate Bertone 911. you can see they were still thinking of the Fiat 850 Spider here:

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    Aston Zagato

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    1963 corvette grand tourer study by pininfarina


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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    1963 corvette grand tourer study by pininfarina


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    Designed by the American, Tom Tjaarda. While the Corvette GT was never built, the design lives on in the Fiat 124 Spider.
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    Last edited by P.I. Stazzer-Newt; 03-05-2021 at 03:35 PM.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    I rode one of these for years. Did a cross country with it.... NJ -> California -> NJ in 1975
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    I had a buddy that had a Fiat 850. Lived in California, then moved to Florida. He drove that little Fiat towing a Hobie Cat behind. The trailer with boat was longer & wider than the Fiat. Couldn't go too fast, but made it OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    enzo's answer to the criticism that ferrari road cars had become gentrified. . .


    Yet to be bettered for looks.

    A less well known Italian vehicle with an exotic badge.

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    A little out of the mainstream,De Tomaso.

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    1970 dino competizione by pininfarina

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    Oh you're talking about that yellow thing in the background, sorry, I was slightly distracted. I actually remember in the late 70's when the Dino marquee could be picked up for extremely reasonable money as it was viewed as "not" a Ferrari. They now can command some real money at auction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin T View Post
    Oh you're talking about that yellow thing in the background, sorry, I was slightly distracted. I actually remember in the late 70's when the Dino marquee could be picked up for extremely reasonable money as it was viewed as "not" a Ferrari. They now can command some real money at auction.
    when i was turning sixteen years old in 1986, our neighbor sold a dino for $17K

    he used the proceeds to purchase a ferrari daytona

    at the same time another friend of our family had an original unrestored ~50Kmile camaro copo zl1 for sale that went for $25K - a couple years later reggie jackson exploded the camaro collector market and these were qtr million dollar cars over night

    i ended up with a transam and a tr6 - i did okay
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    He!!, in 1972 a Dino 246 GT could be bought new for under 14k and 6 years later in 1978 they depreciated like most other cars of the day and could be bought in the 8 to 9k range.

    They languished in local papers as people were afraid of potentially really expensive repair bills. There was also a bit of a recession at the time which likely contributed to the purchase hesitancy. Today that 9k investment could fetch north of 300k, not a bad rate of return for a 43 year investment.
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    Talking of the 206 and 246 Dinos.. you forget the other two sisters to the Fiat/Ferrari alliance. The Fiat Dino Spider and Coupe'

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    Unfortunately while never common, they are much more rare than the Ferrari versions. Because the Ferrari twins are worth so much money, Many of the fiat's lost their engines and were destroyed to repower the Ferraris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    1963 corvette grand tourer study by pininfarina


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    Designed at Pininfarina by Tom Tjaada, who also did the 124 spider. As he grew up, and was educated in, Detroit is it still italian design? (Asks the troll with the 124 which will get back on the road one day, and is trying not to post a picture of a Multipla ��)

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    Some Italian design on show here,and some other stuff in the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    Talking of the 206 and 246 Dinos.. you forget the other two sisters to the Fiat/Ferrari alliance. The Fiat Dino Spider and Coupe'

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    Unfortunately while never common, they are much more rare than the Ferrari versions. Because the Ferrari twins are worth so much money, Many of the fiat's lost their engines and were destroyed to repower the Ferraris
    That Fiat Dino coupe appears to share a lot of the same design DNA as the Chevy Vega below.

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    Very nice. I've got a couple of red Italian things. Most used at the moment is a red Alfa 156. Sweet little thing. A friend gave it to me last year. I'd been driving one of his black Alfa 159 diesels (he's got a matching pair - auto and manual, both in five cylinder diesel). The 156 is a manual twin spark. Sweet little thing.

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    Had to enjoy looking through this whole thing again to make sure nobody had posted a Birdcage yet:
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    Significant design influences in the small car market. The Cinquecento.



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    Wonderfull stuff. There is an immaculate F 500 locally, in Red. If I remember, the gears were not syncro...

    Sure I mentioned (more than once) how our chairman at the aircraft base, bought the Ferrari he had raced, for £6K. It was 'last years car ' so a bit slower than the newer ideas and a bit passée. He kept the 250 GTO for quite a few years...

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    '72 Alfa Romeo Monteal.

    V8, double wishbone front, live rear axle. It's LSD should guarantee power oversteer and splendid donuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    I learned to drive in my mother's A 40 Farina! Though I actually was able to drive well before, just needed road time. Couple of lessons from a 'proper' instructor, who said fine, but do it a bit slower. Passed first time.

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    Probably the best thing about the current Fiat 500 Abarth was the TV commercial:

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    I was never impresses with the new ones, but a friend had a 600 Abarth that was a HOOT!

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    I have photos of possibly this same car, but can't find them on computer. Must be in one of the boxes of film prints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    My first Alfa (sister pic). I had this idea to fly to Milan, drive around Europe and ship it back. Called a local travel agent to set it up, he said he had just done that and now wanted to sell it. He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. This was also right when the movie came out and everyone called me Benjamin.

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    My father had #4, the first car released off the line (was in the 1967 brochures) which he raced at Seabring and did the panamera series in 1967/8. He spun out on the track in front of his mother - it was the last time he raced.
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    Truly one of the most beautiful motorcycles. I had 500 on the bike and was on the waiting list.

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    I got new carpets instead when my wife got the first phone call the bike was in.

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    This is a lovely collection.
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    Anybody remember the Abarth OT 1600 ?
    It was a an 850 saloon, not the most attractive of the line, with an Abarth 1600 twin cam with 160hp stuffed up it's chuff. Think it was Car mag that tested it. Thought it was great fun , but best on a track. The only 'give away' were the fat tyres.

    Here: https://www.ultimatespecs.com/car-sp...0-Berlina.html
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    Lancia Flaminia Super Sport 3C


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    Italian Automotive Design
    so hot!



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