My Car Quest

September 24, 2021

Archives for January 2011

Steve McQueen’s Siata – Part 2

by Mike -  Here are more pictures of this great little car the 1953 Siata 208-S once owned by Steve McQueen. This car (BS-523) is the first car profiled in Matt Stone's book McQueen's Machines: The Cars and Bikes of a Hollywood Icon. In this book … [Read more...]

Steve McQueen’s Siata (1953 Siata 208-S)

by Mike -  Yes, Steve McQueen owned this Siata. The Siata 208-S was designed by Michelotti and hand-built by Bertone in 1953, utilizing the Fiat V8 2 liter engine and 4 speed transmission. The engine in this Siata has been enlarged to 2.3 liters … [Read more...]

A Bizzarrini Air Dam

by Mike - The Bizzarrini GT 5300 was not designed with an air dam, or spoiler. The original owner of my Bizzarrini was Ken Phillips and he worked with an expert race car body designer to create the spoiler shown below for his Bizzarrini because … [Read more...]

Iso Rivolta GT – Part 2

by Mike - My Iso Rivolta GT has now finished the mechanical work and it runs great! I am pleased at how much fun it is to drive - there is a video with driving at the end. Read Iso Rivolta GT - Part 1. The Iso script in … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 GTO

by Mike - The Ferrari 250GTO must be on nearly everybody's list of one of the great cars of all time. It has taken on near mythical status. This one above was at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, in 2009. The 250GTO was engineered by … [Read more...]

Ferrari 250 Le Mans

by Mike This ad below appeared in the December 1966 issue of Road & Track. If we only knew then what we know now. I suspect this car is now settled into a valuable collection and if it were to be put up for sale again the price would be … [Read more...]