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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Bizzarrini P538

The Bizzarrini P538 is an exceptionally rare Italian motor car that deserves a spot amongst the most beautiful designs to come out of Europe in the mid-1960s. It isn’t known exactly how many were built, it is known with some level of certainty that there were at least two 327 cubic inch Chevrolet Corvette V8…

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Alfa Romeo 2000 GTAm

In 1967 Alfa Romeo unveiled the 2000 GTAm – a race version of the ever popular Giulia Sprint GT with an enlarged engine, a lightweight body and styling that could only have been the work of Giugaro. The fundamental body shape used by the 2000 GTAm is shared right across the model series, though the…

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Jaguar XK120 Supersonic by Ghia

In 1953 the Italian designer Giovanni Savonuzzi created a one-off Alfa Romeo that was destined to race in the Mille Miglia of the same year – the design of this ill-fated Alfa would cause a shockwave that was felt around the world, and is now widely remembered as one of the most significant “jet age”…

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Jensen Interceptor III

The Jensen Interceptor is a great example of what happens when you get the Italians, Brits and Americans in a room in the late-60s to collaborate on a multi-national muscle car. Design was tasked to the Italians by way of Carrozzeria Touring, construction took place at the Jensen factory in Birmingham and the engine/transmission were supplied by…

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