This little Alfa Romeo Sprint, that was alleged to be a Bertone prototype, was confiscated by the Finnish tax officials and will be auctioned soon. The car has no paperwork to confirm its history or origin though.
That's how it was back then. People harping about matching numbers and the rest of that BS have absolutely no idea of the reality when it comes to historical racing cars. It was all about mix and match to make it to the next race.
Today the Speedster would be as much as a studio in Kensington?
Hah! In retrospective, I probably should have bought that jaguar XK120 my Uncle offered me for 350$ in the early 70’s. It was an original runner with the usual battle scratches and proudly wearing its curb-side paint job.
But...I was stupid enough to turn it down due to excessive habit of burning oil and knocking engine…You live you learn they say…
It's a good moment to stop and contemplate what might be similar bargains in 2015! There's a few I can come up with.
The Bob Staples Healey is said to exist today.
Trojan 200 at Classic Digest
A newcomer joins the Classic Digest fleet.
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
Who is this guy, walking away from a deal like that ; )
Time, money, effort..all being limited resources it just wasn't worth it -to me at least! If this was someone's only project, why not ;/
We Do Love our Classics, according ...
According to ERS: Over half (52%) of motorists who don’t have a classic car, would like to own one.
‘Nostalgic’, ‘distinctive’ and ‘stylish’ are the words most associated with classic cars.
40% of classic car owners say they are “fun to drive”
4/5 (76%) of respondents overall say classic cars should be preserved as they were made However, 2/3 (55%) also claim classic cars can be modified and still retain their appeal.
Three quarters (73%) of classic car drivers say insuring their car was cheaper than expected Almost half (45%) of classic car owners use their cars for ‘everyday trips’
with driving and maintaining a ‘nostalgic’ and ‘distinctive’ car being the pleasures of ownership. ‘Style’ was the top factor (24%) in indulging in a classic car, over age (20%) or even rarity (12%)
Not sure how to construe this part: "(76%) of respondents overall say classic cars should be preserved as they were made However, 2/3 (55%) also claim classic cars can be modified and still retain their appeal"
Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight...wait a minute, let's rephrase that into 3.0CSL There you go much better!
"Voulez-vous (ah-ha) Take it now or leave it (ah-ha) Now is all we get (ah-ha) Nothing promised, no regrets Voulez-vous (ah-ha) Ain't no big decision (ah-ha) You know what to do (ah-ha) La question c'est voulez-vous..."
I think it was/is CS rather than CSL. Lovely nevertheless.
That's correct, it's 3.0CS and the actual owner is Agnetha Fältskog -Yeah the blond one...
Almost forgot to tell the car is currently under restoration by CSL garage in Hungary.
Feliz Navidad from Santiago de Chi...
Feliz Navidad! Merry X-Mas! Holiday Greetings! from Santiago de Chile
Hans Herrmann Hans Herrmann Born 23th Feb. 1928 Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg. Turns 90 today. There was a time was looking like he wouldn't make it but miraculously he walked out unharmed! Click on to see more