1955 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Berlina. Alfa’s rise to mass production really took off with this model. The process had begun with the 1900, but now Alfa introduced a beautiful sounding name - Giulietta. In a clever marketing ploy, the achingly pretty Bertone designed Sprint and spider models were released first, in 1954. By the time the saloon was released the following year, everyone wanted one. The Bertone Giuliettas redefined bourgeois automotive tastes and aspirations and the Berlina made them accessible. There was never an estate version, but some coachbuilders made special estate bodies in limited numbers. Colli produced the Giulietta Promiscua and Boneschi made the Weekendina - two of the best names for estate cars ever.
1971 NSU 1200 TT. As well as the legendary Ro80, NSU also made the small, rear-engined Prinz. These had evolved into a well built, larger full range of cars by the beginning of the 70s. Here I get to geek out on the full spectrum of headlamp arrangements: the basic Prinz (small round lights), the 1000 (oval headlamps), the 110 (square headlamps and fake grille) and the sporty 1200 TT (dual lamps). Rear engines made the TT a Mini Cooper alternative, but rear wheel drive and engine position made them eager spinners - which is probably why they’re so much fun. Humourless Audi killed the fun in 1973. The Prinz had an interesting international afterlife, made under licence in Argentina, Yugoslavia and Egypt as the Ramses.
This is what it’s all about: 1973 911 RSR painstakingly restored by @maxtedpage. The passion and Drive to put such an important part of history back on the road in it’s true to original form, and then actually Driving it again. Hats off to everyone involved for the effort, commitment to, and passion for, a car that embodied our values and inspired us from Day 1 at Drive. 📷 @maxencemassaro
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Une DB4 GT Zagato légendaire ! 💸💸 le modèle sur les photos a notamment couru aux 24H du Mans en 1961 📸🔥
Legendary DB4 GT Zagato ! 💸💸 the model on the pictures has participated to 1961 24H of Le Mans 📸🔥
📍🇫🇷 Aston Martin a sollicité Zagato afin de créer une version améliorée de la DB4 GT notamment pour concurrencer les Jaguar Type E et Ferrari 250 GT en course. Elle fait son apparition en 1961 avec -80 kg sur la balance et le 6 en ligne poussé à 321 ch.
📍🇬🇧 Aston Martin asked for Zagato to build a high performance DB4 GT. In 1961, the DB4 GT Zagato was introduced to compete against the Ferrari 250 GTs and Jaguar E-Types. Zagato has succeed to lower the weight by 80 kg and to improve the power of the in-line 6-cylinders up to 321 hp.
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1969 Fiat 128 Shopping. This one-off body by Bertone on the 128 platform was an interesting, if oddly proportioned yet somehow elegant proposal. It’s low belt line, big glass area, centralised dashboard and removable shopping trolley at the back make it a very early attempt to create a habitable, versatile vehicle decades before MPVs were even thought of. Definitely a forebear of the Multipla.
Undoubtedly the 'Holy Grail' of the entire Capri generation... We have this 1974 Ford Capri RS3100 in Modena Green. Photographic restoration in the 1990s by Phil Boote, then RS3100 Registrar/ RS Owners Club. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 134 / 135. Mega.