My Car Quest

March 26, 2017

Chrysler’s Anti-Cobra:The Ghia 450SS

not really the same market... by Wallace Wyss - Well, on paper the Ghia 450SS was the same idea—you take a shop over in Europe and you ship them an American V8 engine and transmission and stuff it into a chassis made over there and body it … [Read more...]

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 Bizzarrini Class At Pebble Beach Was Awesome – Part 2

by Mike - Bizzarrini Awesome Part 1 is at this link. This year the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance included a very rare Bizzarrini class where assembled on one field was the best gathering of Bizzarrini built cars that I have ever seen, and … [Read more...]

The Original Maserati Ghibli: A Styling Tour de Force

by Wallace Wyss - Recently I looked at an article on the original Ghibli and was struck by how, from the side view, the car still looks contemporary. And this is amazing considered next year it will be 50 years old! The marque goes … [Read more...]

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [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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