Exotic Project: 1958 Lancia Appia S2 Convertible by Vignale

Having just covered Giovanni Michelotti’s work with Triumph in the ’60s – when he sketched the Herald, Spitfire, GT6, and TR4 – we now turn the clock back to meet him at Lancia. Michelotti’s first work for Lancia was… more»

1-of-3: 1953 Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale

It is said that a fool and their money are soon parted. If you believe those within his inner circle, that saying best describes the attitude Enzo Ferrari had towards people purchasing his road cars. “il Commendatore” had no… more»

Bellissima! 1950 Fiat 1400 Orchidea Vignale

Coachbuilt cars based on reliable Fiat platforms offered buyers a dependable alternative to more exotic and sometimes temperamental Italian motor vehicles, while still adding the flair of a limited-production design. Though later Fiats became maligned in America for timing… more»

Rare Find: 1959 Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible

  The Lancia Appia Vignale Convertible was offered in two forms, a 2-seater, and a later 2+2 version. This car is one of the latter, and while it looks dusty and dirty, it is also a solid and complete… more»

Anglo-Italian Combination: 1960 Triumph Italia 2000

As the owner of a Triumph Italia 2000 since 1987, I obviously am biased towards these beautiful cars. Yes, that’s the sight of bias you are reading! With no more than 330 produced (sources vary) and a combination of… more»

1961 Triumph Italia 2000GT Project

Only 329 of these Italias were ever produced and the beautiful Italian bodywork gives this Triumph an exotic look. It is rough though. A restoration was started so the frame has already been gone through and the engine is… more»

Jolly Alternative: 1966 Vignale Gamine

We are always on the hunt for great barn finds, but sometimes we run across unique finds that we just have to share. A Fiat 500 isn’t likely to be one of those cars, but a Vignale bodied Fiat… more»

Name that Car: Mystery Rally Entry

Can anyone name this car? This photo was apparently taken from Google Street View and has been floating around the internet. Looks like it was in a rally when the photo was taken, but we can’t figure out what… more»

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