1969 De Tomaso Mangusta

The De Tomaso Mangusta was famously named after the Mongoose – the only animal that hunts and kills cobras. It’s widely thought that the name was a friendly jab at Carroll Shelby, whose AC Cobra had become the most famous (and successful) example of a European car with an American V8. Alejandro de Tomaso was…

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1956 Ferrari 290 MM

The Ferrari 290 MM you see here is likely to match or surpass the record for the most valuable car in history when it rolls across the auction block with RM Sotheby’s on the 10th of December in New York. This may sound like a heady statement but consider the following – this car is…

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Triumph Bonneville Scrambler by Grease Monkey

The Triumph Bonneville is broadly recognised as one of the most important motorcycle model lines in history, originally introduced in 1959 the Bonneville has been developed through 3 major iterations and remains in production today – 56 years after its grandfather entered production. The modern Bonneville shares the same basic layout as the original, it’s…

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1970 Intermeccanica Italia Spyder

The Intermeccanica Italia Spyder is an American/Italian sportscar that was produced in very limited numbers, it’s thought that less than 500 were built in total and it’s unknown how many have survived to the modern day. First introduced in 1966, the Intermeccanica Italia Spyder went through a few minor iterations with different model names. The…

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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

The Ferrari 330 GTC was introduced in March 1966 at the Geneva Motor Show, it quickly won favour with the Ferrari cognoscenti for its exceptionally refined nature and its top speed of 150+mph. In the years that have passed since it was first introduced some have looked back at the 330 GTC as the first…

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Roger Moore’s Lamborghini Islero S

The Lamborghini Islero S is a car with extraordinary DNA, it’s fitted with a V12 developed by Giotto Bizzarrini (the father of the Ferrari 250 GTO), its chassis was penned by Gianpaolo Dallara and its body was styled by Mario Marazzi – formerly of Carrozzeria Touring. All of this heritage coupled with the badge on…

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Maserati Boomerang

The Maserati Boomerang is undoubtably one of the most important concept cars of the 20th century, it’s revolutionary wedge shape would go on to influence automobile designers for decades to come, and it would become the de facto shape for almost all supercars from the decade of its introduction onwards. Designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the…

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Bizzarrini Strada

Giotto Bizzarrini is an engineer and test driver that many have never heard of, and I suspect that Bizzarrini himself prefers it this way. One of his most enduring quotes is “I’m not a car designer, I am a worker”, and as a testament to that, he’s been working nonstop since he graduated from the…

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Zaeta 530 SE Flat Tracker

The Zaeta 530 DT is the two-wheeled answer to the question what would happen if the Italians decided to build a flat tracker? Dirt track racing is a sport not native to Europe, though its importance has been demonstrated by a number of superbike world champions from both the USA and Australia who grew up going sideways…

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Ferrari 275S/340 America Barchetta

Just two Ferrari 275S Barchettas were built by Enzo and his legendary engineers in Maranello, it would be amongst the first models to wear the Ferrari badge and would contribute significantly to the reputation being developed by the burgeoning Italian automaker. The car was originally built in 1950 and fitted with a body by Carrozzeria…

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