My Car Quest

September 22, 2020

The Cadillac Allante: Almost a Home Run and Dirt Cheap Now

by Wallace Wyss - General Motors trusts its designers. But there are those rare moments when higher management says "Why don't we try someone else with this new design?" When that happens there is a lot of resentment back at the GM Design Center … [Read more...]

Portfolio – 1966 Ferrari 365 California

The Ferrari 365 California has a Pininfarina body and a 365P engine...enough said? by Wallace Wyss - Enzo Ferrari definitely knew what side of the bread was buttered. Although he had production cars and race cars in production, he realized … [Read more...]

Design Analysis : A Custom Ferrari by an Ex-Ferrari Designer

The Kode 57 by Wallace Wyss - Photographs by Richard Bartholomew - Ferrari has it’s “special projects" department but I kinda think I’d go to Ken Okuyama, a handsome former professor at the Art Center College of Design, to order my … [Read more...]

Should Car Design Firms Copy Classic Designs?

The Toff's Travels - Editorial by Wallace Wyss - When Deny Behar, once of Lotus, proposed recently that his new firm, Ares Design, make a lookalike body of the fabled Ferrari 250 GTO and make it available for rebodying modern Ferraris, … [Read more...]

Ferrari Pinin From 1980

by Mike - Walking across the lawn at The Quail, A Motor Sport Gathering this past August I saw this unusual Ferrari in the distance and at first I thought it was a Ferrari 400. But after getting closer I realized it was something I had not seen … [Read more...]

One I Missed: The Ferrari 288 GTO

by Wallace Wyss - Sometimes you see something and dismiss it only to regret decades later that you passed by something great. A case in point is the Ferrari 288 GTO. When I first saw it, at the Geneva Auto Salon in February 1984, I thought … [Read more...]