1967 Alfa Romeo Sprint GT Veloce

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Among the Alfa Romeo cognoscenti there are few cars as sacred as the Giorgetto Giugiaro designed “step nose” 105 series coupes of the mid-1960s. They get their nickname from the 1/4 inch gap between the leading edge of the hood and the nose, in Italy they call it the “scalino”, which translates literally to “step”….

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1965 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy

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The release of the Ferrari 275 in 1964 was a significant milestone for Ferrari, it was the first of their cars to be fitted with a transaxle for improved weight distribution, and when coupled to its independent double wishbone front and rear suspension, the 275 was a generational shift forwards. The changes under the skin…

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The Last American De Tomaso Pantera

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It’s been said that there are two kinds of men in the world – those who like Panteras and those who aren’t real men. Nothing about this car was even remotely effeminate, and that’s exactly how the company’s red blooded Argentinian founder Alejandro de Tomaso intended it. Alejandro was no shrinking violet, he came from…

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1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

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A Brief History of the Ferrari 288 GTO The Ferrari 288 GTO was destined to compete in the borderline-insane world of Group B racing. The FIA introduced the regulations that would define Group B in 1982, and it triggered an arms race amongst automakers that is often referred to today as the golden age of rally….

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1955 Ferrari 121 LM

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This car was one of the Scuderia Ferrari Works entries in the 1955 Mille Miglia – a challenging 1,000 mile race across Italy held on public roads. It was originally a 3.7 litre vehicle with 280 hp and a kerb weight of 850 kilograms, Paolo Marzotto was the driver but he didn’t get far – the…

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Original Sandcast 1971 Ducati 750 GT

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This is one of the original sandcast Ducati 750 GTs from 1971, this first series of bikes included the legendary Imola race bikes, and they have the historic distinction of being the first Ducatis to have a 90° L-twin (otherwise known as a V-twin). On top of being the first L-twin Ducati, it was also…

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Deus Ex Machina MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR

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The MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR is a triple cylinder naked bike with 140hp and a kerb weight of 168 kilograms. As you can tell by those figures, it’s anything but a boring commuter. So when Woolie of the Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California was commissioned by MV Agusta to build a…

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The-Marvel-Ous by Ludwig

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Meet Riccardo Casarini The-Marvel-Ous is the work of Riccardo Casarini, an Italian motorcycle builder who grew up in a family of classic car restorers in the town of Voghera in Northern Italy. He grew up having adventures on bicycles as many of us did, developing a love of two wheeled machines in the process. After high…

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The Only Iso Grifo 90 Ever Made

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A Brief History of the Iso Grifo 90 The Iso Grifo 90 was built as a life-size wooden model designed by Marcello Gandini in the early 1990s, it was commissioned by Piero Rivolta, who believed the time was right to bring the Iso marque back from the grave. Rivolta commissioned Dallara to develop the chassis and…

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1977 MV Agusta 850SS

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The MV Agusta 850SS was the last, the largest, and the fastest of the MV Agusta 4-cylinder road machines from the 1970s. In fact it was one of the fastest production road-going motorcycle in the world in 1977 with a top speed of 150+mph and between 85 and 95 hp on tap, depending on who…

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1969 Ferrari Dino 246 GT

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Though the Dino wasn’t originally badged or sold as a Ferrari it retains a very special place in the annals of the Italian company’s history, because it was a project launched by a father in memory of his son.

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Dainese HF D1 Perforated Leather Jacket

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The Dainese HF D1 Perforated Leather Jacket is a reissue of one of the Italian brand’s early designs from the 1970s – though the new version uses all modern materials including body armor to ensure it’s far safer than its godfather. Each jacket is made from vat dyed refined full grain perforated cowhide leather, with…

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