Seems almost absurd in these days of over inflated vintage Ferrari value that once these were just old sports cars that you could actually drive around in. An naturally being made as they were drop in at you local "Italian car specialist" sort out those gremlins under hood.
used to work in that building....Sal was long since moved out..and Claudio Zampolli was moved to Van Nuys Blvd....Fillipo Cusimano was there, long before working there when Claudio was still the occupant, my friend Gregg Feldman an I would walk around and
Ringo Starr rocking a Facel Vega
Tyre kickers beware! It's Ringo time! Here's Sir Ringo's other motor with stacked head lights.
You might be fooled to think AC 289 Sports -Cobra to you guys over the pond although it could not be called that here in the UK because of legal issues, would have been flamboyant enough to most people. But not so to Tara Browne, 21 year old heir to the Guinness fortune!
E standing for electric...that must not have been the original idea.
Shock! It takes an individual without a soul to commit such a sacrilege.
It looks good apart from the dash, which is hideous and certainly goes like the clappers. However, to me they managed to decapitate everything E-type's about. Sorry to say this one's like watching the paint dry.
And hey! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for electric cars. They are the future of personal transportation.
Wow I'm electrified...wait a minute was that electrocuted? Anyway awesome!!!
Rover P6 Cabriolet & Coupé
Most people never quite realized just how advanced a design Rover P5 really was, a British equivalent to Citroen DS if you will.
Would have been lovely as a convertible
The starting point of the massive project of this rotten -59 Caddy.
I got the car in 2008 and after almost 7-years of restoration it starts to look what I wanted. See the complete restoration story from here: garage59.blogspot.com
O caddy, o daddy! O sweet god of motor cars there is no cadillac Cadillac is just one of the alltime great American words and I wish I wish I wish I wish your daddy was here to see it!
Skills and dedication take you a long way
W109 300 SE L 6.3 -70
Long way home:
From factory Stuttgart to US. Then back to Germany, Berlin. Then to Frankfurt and finally to Finland.
Ab Werk Stuttgart nach US, dann zurück nach Deutschland, Berlin. Dann nach Frankfurt und schließlich nach Finnland.
Slowly but steadily it comes together. Some progress picturess added.
Secret Mercedes Collection
Lucky me, I was invited to take a peak at a private Mercedes collection in an undisclosed location. This collection is the real mc coy, all the cars have been restored single-handedly by the owner –a true old school enthusiast.
I could see myself in one of these -quite easily.
Gottlieb, You seem to be able come up with a most amazing stuff. Keep us posted!
Ford Cortina 1500GT & Lotus 'Replic...
Here's a little something I managed to pick up in a barn the other day. A genuine 1500GT Cortina taken off the road in 1979 due to light front end collision. The other car's a Lotus Cortina 'replica' -replica being a strong word as it' more of a look-a-like.
Old Transit van, floats and Lycoming off a Cessna -et Voila!
Rehabbing a 220Sb w111
Strictly speaking, I wasn't in the market for another classic car, quite the opposite. In fact, trying to down size and focus... However, when the opportunity knocked my door in form of a 220Sb stored in an old industrial building for a decade or two, I couldn't resist...