My Car Quest

June 23, 2017

The 1970 Porsche Tapiro: One That Got Away

by Wallace Wyss - The most celebrated cars at many of the fanciest concours is the one-off car, like the Porsche Tapiro. Especially the running one that was sold off and has been restored. It’s not easy to restore a one-off because many of … [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 Maserati Boomerang: Who says Boomerangs Don’t Come Back?

by Wallace Wyss - When Giorgetto Giugiaro cut himself adrift from Ghia Carrozzeria he put himself under a lot of pressure. He had to come up with something dramatic to put in auto shows to get the work flowing in. Fortunately, from his … [Read more...]

The Mystery Ghia Volkswagen by Karmann

by Wallace Wyss - As a former owner of a Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible, which to me was better than the Porsche Convertible D I owned, so I sold the Porsche, (big mistake appreciation wise, I’ll admit). I am always interested in the … [Read more...]

The Porsche Tapiro Concept – This Car Should Have Gone Into Production

by Mike - Italdesign-Giugiaro, founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, was acquired by Volkswagen in 2010. Italdesign has had a relationship with Volkswagen going back to the late 1960s and in 1970 they introduced the Porsche Tapiro … [Read more...]

The Wedge – The Shape of Things To Come

by Mike - The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of big change in the world and this was true in car design as well. In 1967 the Lamborghini Marzal, designed by Marcello Gandini of Bertone, created a sensation at the Geneva auto … [Read more...]

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