My Car Quest

March 7, 2021

A De Tomaso Mangusta Commissioned by Carroll Shelby is Sold

Mecum sells a piece of history - a hot rodded Mangusta with Shelby Mk V badges keeps 'Gooses over $300K. by Wallace Wyss - The Mangusta's time in the sun is at last a reality--they have soared to over $300,000 which is up to Iso Grifo … [Read more...]

Giugiaro Designed Teapot Set – For Sale

Car Designer Giorgetto Giugiaro designed other items besides cars including this teapot set. Genuinely very rare Giugiaro Teapot Set (3 pots) - For Sale As new condition. Collection pieces with original packaging. Famous Giugiaro designs … [Read more...]

The Iso Grifo A3/C (Bizzarrini) – Pondering a World Class Race Car

by Wallace Wyss - Yes, your eyes do not deceive you. A genuine Iso Grifo A3/C (Bizzarrini) Le Mans race car driving on the street in Malibu. I saw it just before New Year's at the infamous non-authorized Cars & Coffee in Malibu Village shopping … [Read more...]

Design Critique of a Classic: The Bizzarrini GT5300 Strada

The author tells me he used to think "What good are Bob Cumberford's design critiques on cars made decades ago if it's too late for the automaker to change the design?" Then he had an epiphany of sorts and realized that people want to read what made … [Read more...]

Is Bizzarrini Really Making A Comeback?

by Mike Gulett - Word on the street (really the internet) is that there is a new effort to revive the Bizzarrini automotive brand. Remember Giotto Bizzarrini was the engineer behind the Ferrari 250 GTO - today the most valuable car model in the … [Read more...]

Classic Car Design Critique: Iso Grifo

by Wallace Wyss - When I first became interested in the Iso Grifo nobody knew what they were except for the founders of the Iso & Bizzarrini Owner's Club. So they were dirt cheap, I think about $7,000 in the early '70s for one with some … [Read more...]