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GT5 Clone: 1973 De Tomaso Pantera

I recall the first time that I spied a De Tomaso Pantera – I was immediately smitten! It was a sort of terra cotta colored ’71 version and the sound of it idling was entrancing. Also, being a ’71,… more»

Past Saving: Three Alfa Romeo Giulia Spiders

Well, we all try valiantly to defend even the saddest hulks of classic and vintage cars in hopes they can be saved, but sometimes, even the most dedicated among us have to wave the white flag. I have certainly… more»

1 of 21 US Cars: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco

The Lamborghini Urraco is a rarely-seen 2+2 offering from the Italian sports car builder and part of that crop of vintage Lamborghinis with a backseat that seemingly fly below the radar of many collectors. At the very least, they… more»

1980 Ferrari 308 GTSi Garage Find

It seems like lately everyone is dragging their Ferrari 308 projects out of the garage and putting them up for sale. That’s not a bad thing, as this is one of the last affordable Ferraris. The classic looks and… more»

Summer Driver: 1992 Saab 900 Turbo Convertible

Now’s the time to sell a convertible if you’ve got one in the driveway taking up space. Summer driving season is upon us, and cars like this 1992 Saab 900 Turbo convertible represent an ideal way to cruise with… more»

Never Restored! 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2

Bellissimo! A delightful GT (Grand Touring) car of the highest order, Lamborghini’s 350 and 400 GT let drivers of significant means cover long distances, rapidamente, arriving in good spirits and high style. This never-restored 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2… more»

Museum Quality: 1982 Ferarri 308 GTSI

This 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi stands out from the crowd not only because it’s a low-mileage survivor but also for its very distinctive color of Rosso Rubino paint. We’re so accustomed to seeing the 308s wearing the Magnum P.I…. more»

1989 Ferrari 328 GTS: Not Magnum PI, But Close

I’m not writing as an expert on Ferraris, but I do know what I like, and the Ferrari 328 GTS (and various close cousins) has been on my radar for a long time. This 1989 Ferrari 328 GTS is… more»

Italian Stallion: 1972 De Tomaso Pantera

Panteras were built by Italian car maker De Tomaso and imported to the U.S. by Ford in two series: the cars built from 1970 through August 1972, with small chrome bumpers, and the L, for “Lusso” aka luxury, with… more»

1 of 350 Left? 1969 Siata Spring

Siata was an Italian car tuning shop and speed parts manufacturer that got into the car-building business after World War II. Its last new product was the Spring, a 2-seat sports car that was produced by Siata from 1968… more»

1 of 12! 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione

The soul of race car electrifies every Ferrari, but some were especially crafted for competition. This 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB Competizione heading to auction in Monterey, California, left Maranello with one purpose:  winning. One of twelve such GTB/C cars… more»

Cheap Exotic? 1984 Maserati Biturbo 5-Speed

The term “cheap exotic car” may seem like the world’s biggest oxymoron. Maybe it should be “cheap entry to owning an exotic car”, or “a cheap way to end up in the poor house”. Truthfully, this 1984 Maserati Biturbo… more»

Package Deal! Three 1967 Fiat Moretti Sportiva Coupes

One of the best things about the Fiat 850 (and later the Fiat 1100) was the tendency of myriad coachbuilders and manufacturers to drop elegant bodies on its otherwise pedestrian chassis. Vignale, Abarth, Bertone, Zagato, Ghia, Moretti – all… more»

Low-Mile Driver: 1990 Ferrari 348 TB

We all have that dream car growing up, which often began as an image on our bedroom walls that was looked at every day before going to sleep and the first thing we saw when we woke up. Many… more»

Rare Manual GT: 17K-Mile 1980 Ferrari 400i

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to explore a private collection that featured an emphasis on four-seater GT cars. It was my first opportunity to experience a 400i up close, and I came away absolutely smitten with… more»

V-Twin Survivor: 1973 Moto Guzzi Eldorado

We have only seen two 1973 Moto Guzzis on Barn Finds which is surprising given how popular motorcycles are here. We always learn a lot from the readers and I expect that to be the case again with this… more»