My Car Quest

August 10, 2020

Ugly Car Department: The 1973 Phantom VI Rolls Royce by Frua

The Italians don’t always do it better... by Wallace Wyss - OK time was, as late as the '60s, you could go to the ultimate luxury brand, Rolls Royce, and order a chassis and then send the design over to a distinguished Italian coachbuilder … [Read more...]

The BMW 1600 GT (Glas)

by Mike - This little 1968 BMW 1600 GT was spotted at the 2016 Carmel Concours-on-the-Avenue during Monterey Car Week. BMW acquires products and technology In the mid-1950s BMW was having financial difficulties and decided to acquire … [Read more...]

AC 428: If Shelby Had Gone Italian

by Wallace Wyss - Actually Shelby knew the Italians could whack out bodies like nobody’s business, and after the first Cobra coupe was bodied entirely in the U.S. body wise (by Bill Honda) he sent the remaining five chassis to Carrozzeria Gran … [Read more...]

Lamborghini Faena Coupé By Frua

by Mike - The Lamborghini Faena one-off concept by Pietro Frua was the only four-door Lamborghini in 1978. It looks a little like an Espada because it is based on a series 2 Espada which Frua stretched 7 inches to a total length of 18 … [Read more...]

A Mystery Corvette – Or Are There Two?

by Wallace Wyss Corvettes, for the most part, were bodied in the U.S., of fiberglass. Now those Euro-snobs would like us to believe that if an Italian designer designs a body for a car, even if it’s a made-in-the-USA chassis, that it is gonna be a … [Read more...]