Charles Morgan’s Classics – The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint is a bit of a personal favorite, and this one is more special than most. It’s the Alfaholics GTA-R 270, and it was built by the marque experts at Alfaholics to show the world what happens when you set out to build the perfect example of the already beloved Alfa model….

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Original Works Racer: 1954 Arnolt-Bristol Bolide Roadster

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The Arnolt-Bristol is an unusual car that owes its existence jointly to the Brits, Italians, and Americans. The post-WWII era was a golden age for cross-Atlantic automotive collaborations and the mighty little Arnolt-Bristol is (arguably) one of the prettiest of these collaboration cars. Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt and the origins of the Arnolt-Bristol Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt was…

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Alloy

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The Ferrari 275 GTB was released in 1964 with an almost impossible task – it had to replace the acclaimed Ferrari 250 series. In the long arc of Ferrari’s history, the cars of the 250 family were some of the most successful on track, and some of the most memorable on the road. The Design…

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The Rambo Lambo: 1991 Lamborghini LM002 4×4

Lamborghini LM002 4x4 Car

The Lamborghini LM002 was quickly dubbed the “Rambo Lambo” when it was unveiled to the public in 1986. Although very few realized it at the time, the LM002 wasn’t just an ostentatious flash in the pan. Luxury SUVs would quickly become one of the fastest growing sectors in the global automotive marketplace – and Lamborghini…

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Stylemartin Wave Motorcycle Boots

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Stylmartin is an Italian company known for producing some of the best motorcycle boots in the world, usually with a distinctively retro flair. The company is based 50 kilometers from Venice in the town of Montebelluna, in the foothills of the Italian Alps. The boots made by Stylmartin are designed to look a lot like…

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Johnny Hallyday’s 1965 Iso Grifo A3/C

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The Iso Grifo A3/C was developed by legendary Italian engineer and test driver Giotto Bizzarrini – the same man responsible for the creation of the Ferrari 250 GTO, now one of the most desirable and valuable cars in the world. Sibling Rivalry Many years later Bizzarrini explained his philosophy in developing the Iso Grifo A3/C…

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Ex-Works 1975 Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye Group 4 Spider

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The Fiat Abarth 124 Rallye Spider was a comprehensively re-developed version of the famous little Italian roadster designed to race in the Group 4 division of the World Rally Championship. Abarth is an Italian tuning house known for sometimes outlandish cars, built with an almost Machiavellian eye for performance above all else. Fiat took over…

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1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS Spider

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A Brief Early History of Alfa Romeo Despite its reputation for being quintessentially Italian, Alfa Romeo was actually founded by a Frenchman named Alexandre Darracq. At one point just after the turn of the 20th century, Darracq’s companies were building 10% of all cars being manufactured in the world – not bad for a guy…

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Restoring The 10-Litre FIAT S61

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The FIAT S61 was astonishingly advanced for its time, it was designed and built in 1908 with a 10 litre (589 cubic inch), 4-cylinder engine, a single overhead cam, 4 valves per cylinder, 4 spark plugs per cylinder, and approximately 130 bhp. Just five were built in 1908 for the FIAT Racing Team, and some…

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Dainese Rapida72 Leather Moto Jacket

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The new Dainese Rapida72 is a leather motorcycle jacket designed in the style of the two-piece leathers worn by moto racers in the 1970s. The “72” in the name is a reference to 1972 – the year the Italian company was founded by the then 20 year old Lino Dainese in Molvena. Dainese have introduced…

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