1953 Piaggio Ape Calessino

The Piaggio Ape was designed on the platform of the iconic Vespa scooter – “Vespa” meaning “wasp” in Italian, a reference to the side profile of the scooter with its bulbous rear, narrow waist, and…

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1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

There are few cars more handsome than the Dino. Along with classics like the E-Type it’s one of the most commonly referenced vehicles when you ask people to name the most beautiful car of all…

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The Rambo Lambo: 1990 Lamborghini LM002

The Lamborghini LM 002 was the first production 4×4 built by the Italian supercar (and tractor) builder, it was based on their 1977 Cheetah 4×4 prototype which had been intended for military use – with a rear mounted Chrysler V8. It’s not known how well-formed the plan was for a Lamborghini-badged military vehicle, although it’s clear that enough progress was made that the Cheetah was demonstrated for the US military.

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1968 Lamborghini Espada

The Espada was developed as an ideal Italian grand touring car with 4 seats and performance to match or exceed most of the sports cars of the time. The unusual body of the Espada was penned by the great Marcello Gandini, the same man who designed the Lamborghini Countach and later the Lamborghini Diablo.

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1985 Ducati 750 F1

The Ducati 750 F1 is remembered by the marque faithful as the last of the original Ducatis, it would be the last superbike developed and built by Ducati before the Cagiva takeover in late-1985. Controversially,…

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1967 De Tomaso Vallelunga

Only 54 examples of the De Tomaso Vallelunga were ever made, they were the first of the road cars built by De Tomaso but not the first cars – the Italian company had previously built…

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1973 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE DINO Purists are always quick to point out that this car didn’t actually wear a Ferrari badge – it wore Dino badging front and back at the direction of Enzo…

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1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione

There are few Ferrari 250 GT series cars as highly sought after as the alloy-bodied 250 GT SWB Competizione. Just 46 were built in 1960, their lightweight bodies in Competizione trim were matched with a more elemental lightweight…

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Vibrazioni Ducati 749 Raticosa

The Ducati 749 you see here is the work of Vibrazioni Art Design, a boutique design house started by Alberto Dassasso and Riccardo Zanobini – two Italians with a penchant for recycling old oil barrels into handmade furniture and occasionally handbuilt motorcycles.

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