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June 6, 2023

Archives for November 2012

AC 428 Frua – Evolved From The Cobra

by Mike - The AC 428 Frua attracts a lot of attention. The styling is striking but not as beautiful as the AC Cobra from which its chassis is derived. AC 428 Frua In 1965 AC realized that they needed a grand touring model that could … [Read more...]

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Competezione NART Spider

by Mike - The recent post on the Ferrari 275 GTB NART Spider led to several comments and a few emails directly to me. One of the emails came from Michael Feldman who sent in this photo and the story to go along with it. Text and photo by … [Read more...]

The Allard J2 (And J2R) – The Predecessor To The AC Shelby Cobra – Update

by Mike -  See the Update and Correction at the end. Sydney Allard founded the Allard Motor Company in England in 1936. Allards usually used a large American V8 engine in a small, light British sports car chassis and body, giving a high … [Read more...]

Italian Cars Are Just Fun – Various Stuff

by Mike - Below is the cover of the latest issue of Auto Italia magazine (January 2013). The beautiful Iso Grifo 7 Liter taking up most of the cover space belongs to Chris Lackner, one of the most knowledgeable Iso and Bizzarrini people that I … [Read more...]

AC 428 Frua and De Tomaso Mangusta For Sale

by Mike - This 1969 De Tomaso Mangusta is for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now Price of $$119,900. The seller, Daniel Schmitt & Co. (in St. Louis, Missouri), says it has just completed a restoration and has 36,325 miles. The photos look good … [Read more...]

Corvette Engines – What A Cornucopia!

by Mike - I was walking around several car shows this past summer and noticed the many different types of Corvette engines. Corvette owners like to leave their hoods up which made it easier to take photos of the engines. Corvette engines … [Read more...]