My Car Quest

September 27, 2020

Pinin Farina’s Missing Cadillacs

General Motors was having a love affair with Italy in the '50s. These are the love childs...but some were lost in the wilderness... by Wallace Wyss - On occasion you find a one-off special named after the person who is buying it, or maybe … [Read more...]

Why Not The De Tomaso Longchamp?

by Mike Gulett - Alejandro de Tomaso was Argentinean but his cars were Italian with American power and oh, some of his cars were styled by an American working for an Italian design firm. Got it? When I think of De Tomaso I think of beautiful, … [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...]

The De Tomaso Pantera 7X: Were We Uh, Bamboozled?…

by Wallace Wyss - I think, after working for Motor Trend at two different points in time, that I gained a certain amount of sophistication. Maybe not. I remember around 1972 or so when the Pantera was already being talked about being … [Read more...]

The Ill Fated Shelby Series I: When Will It Become Collectible?

by Wallace Wyss - Carroll Shelby, as tall and proud as he was in public, was painfully shy. He liked to either be in control of the situation or not be there. So he had a few recurring doubts, one of which is; How can he be thought of as a modern … [Read more...]

DeTomaso: The Man and His Machines – The Story of a Book

by Wallace Wyss - This is not a new book. It is instead a story of how a book came about and what happened to it before it (almost) disappeared into the sands of time. I had been working for David and Linda Adler in Huntington Beach, … [Read more...]