1971 Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

Moto Guzzi V7 Sport

The Moto Guzzi V7 Sport was introduced in 1971 as a new and improved version of the standard V7. For their new superbike the engineers at Moto Guzzi installed the alternator on the crankshaft nose which allowed the engine to be installed lower in a new frame – improving centre of gravity. The new frame…

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MV Agusta 750 America

MV Agusta 750 America 3

The MV Agusta 750 America is a motorcycle that was designed by Italians to meet a very specific American specification. By 1975 MV Agusta was in dire financial difficulties, so Chris Garville and Jim Cotherman of the sole US MV Augusta importer Commerce Overseas Corporation, sent a specification sheet to Italy outlining a bike they…

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Riva Ferrari 32

Riva Ferrari 32

The Riva Ferrari 32 was developed as a joint project between two of Italy’s finest vehicle manufacturers – Riva and Ferrari. Just 30 examples were ever built, and due to their rarity and dual-name heritage they only very rarely come up for sale. The development of the Riva Ferrari 32 was headed by Gino Gervasoni…

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1966 Fiat-Abarth 1000 TC Corsa

Fiat-Abarth 1000

The racing exploits of the Abarth versions of the little Fiat 600 became legendary throughout the 1960s, the Austrian born Carlo Abarth seemed capable of extracting almost impossible levels of performance from the tiny Italian engine. Carlo Abarth had been born Karl Albert Abarth in Vienna in 1908, he moved to Italy as a young man…

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1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona

Ferrari 365 GTB:4 Daytona

In 1968 Ferrari unveiled their new car, the 365 GTB/4. It was a stark shift from the more rounded and flowing designs of its predecessors and thanks to a 1-2-3 finish at the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona by Ferrari – it was quickly nicknamed the “Daytona” by the world’s motoring media. The nickname stuck…

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1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4

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The Ferrari 275 GTB/4 was the first Ferrari to be offered for sale with a transaxle, and it would also be the first offered without wires wheels due to concerns about it shredding the spokes – although they were available as an optional extra. Externally, the design clearly took no small amount of inspiration from…

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA Stradale

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In 1965 Autodelta, the motorsport division of Alfa Romeo, developed a high-performance version of the regular road-going Alfa Romeo Giulia GT. They called it the Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA – with that additional “A” standing for “Alleggerita”, the Italian world for light weight. Rather than just bolting on better brakes and some new springs, they…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV

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The Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV was the final version in the popular Alfa Romeo 105/115 series – the common body used was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Bertone and today it’s remembered as one of the most enduring designs from Alfa during the period. Alfa built the 2000 GTV, otherwise known at the 2000 Grand…

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1971 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

Intermeccanica Italia Spyder 17

Carrozzeria Automobile Intermeccanica, typically just referred to as Intermeccanica, was founded in Turin, Italy in 1959. Despite its thoroughly Italian sounding name, Intermeccanica was actually the brain child of Frank and Paula Reisner – a Canadian couple with a deep love of sports cars. Frank was a former racing driver who had been involved with…

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Gilera Saturno

Gilera-Saturno-Motorcycle

The Gilera Saturno was designed in the late 1930s and first shown to the public in 1940, just as the dark clouds of WWII descended over the continent. Due to the war effort the first real production models were introduced in 1946 but by then the ability of the Saturno as a race bike was…

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Spidi Tank Motorcycle Jacket

Spied Tank Motorcycle Jacket

The new Tank motorcycle jacket by Spidi is a modern take on the classic ’70s era leather jacket, specifically those designed for use in cold weather. The soft, elasticised cuffs and waistband help keep the cold air out and warm air in, it also has a removable felt liner and the collar can be flicked…

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