My Car Quest

March 24, 2017

The Argentinian Porsche 356

Or not... by Wallace Wyss - Deep into research for my upcoming re-issue of my presently out–of-print Porsche 356 Photo Album, I was temporarily knocked off my chair when I saw a picture of what purports to be a factory authorized near copy … [Read more...]

The Three Pointed Scraper (1961 Porsche 356B)

OK, it was weird, it was ugly, but it’s one that got away from Porsche - the Porsche 356B 2000GS Carrera 2 - by Wallace Wyss This is a tale both of triumph and of tragedy, yet we, as car collectors, can all learn from it. First of … [Read more...]

The Path Not Taken: Ford’s 1967 Mid-Engined Mach 2

by Wallace Wyss - To create the Ford Mach 2 it was a natural--take the transaxle from a GT40, and a reliable tested-in-combat 289 and lay it in a Mustang floorpan but amidship, not up front. Engineer Ed Hull is credited with working it out on … [Read more...]

Styling Analysis: The Bentley Electric Convertible Concept

by Wallace Wyss - It is not surprising that Bentley, at the Geneva Salon of 2017, in the second incarnation of the EXP 10 Speed Six concept, would bring us a convertible version, but it is surprising that it is an electrically powered one. … [Read more...]

Porsche’s Grand Italian Experiment – 1960 and 1961 Porsche 356B Abarth GT/L

by Wallace Wyss - Now Porsche, as I have found out while researching the re-birth of my book Porsche 356 Photo Album, always liked to do things their own way. They had, at the beginning, Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who could design aerodynamic … [Read more...]

Missing, Presumed Junked: Two Italian Cadillacs

by Wallace Wyss - When a Cadillac designed by Pinin Farina (before they were one name) came up at auction, Bonhams said it was one of four Italian Cadillac based styling exercises built by Pinin Farina between 1958 and 1961, but this author … [Read more...]

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