My Car Quest

June 26, 2017

The Shape of Things To Come And A Market Force

by Mike - The wedge shaped cars that were popular in the 1970s have moved up in value - the shape of things to come. The leader is the Lamborghini Countach but others like the Maserati Bora are not far behind. The Lamborghini Espada has moved up … [Read more...]

The Miura That Never Was – The Lamborghini Miura Roadster

by Wallace Wyss - Oh, there was an open version of the Miura. But that was done by the coachbuilder, without Ferrucio’s permission. Now coachbuilders do this all the time—making a new model and hoping the clamor at the auto show will … [Read more...]

Where Is It Now Department? – The Bertone Porsche

by Wallace Wyss - Some guys are way ahead of the curve. I’m thinking John von Neumann, around ’65. Now I knew von Neumann, in my photographic memory, from seeing a picture of him in a GI uniform shot back around ’45 with him sitting proudly … [Read more...]

Franco Scaglione: King Of The Alfa Romeo BATs

by Wallace Wyss - There are unsung heroes in every field. Writing about rare cars for my Incredible Barn Finds books (Enthusiast Books, Hudson WI) I keep running across the name Franco Scaglione. I finally began researching him and … [Read more...]

A Bright Green Alfa Romeo Montreal

by Mike - Produced from 1970 to 1977 the beautiful Alfa Romeo Montreal was not imported to North America even though the model is named after a city in Canada. The design was introduced in Montreal as a concept car and the name, Montreal, … [Read more...]

Fiat 850 Spider: La Dolce Vita On A Budget Or The Evolution Of A Working Man’s Classic

by Wallace Wyss - In the mid-60's Fiat wanted to make a volume sports car, one that would be an enthusiast’s “first sports car.” It was the Fiat 850 Spider. The first model was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro while he was at Bertone. Now … [Read more...]

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