The Lancia Montecarlo (code name Type 137), also called Lancia Scorpion for the US market and Lancia Beta Montecarlo from 1975 to 1978,was designed and produced by Pininfarina for Lancia from 1975 to 1978 in the first series and from 1979 to 1981 in the second series.
Developed by Zagato in just nine months and introduced at the 1964 Earls Court Motor with a projected retail price of £1,200, the Zimp fell victim to the Rootes Group’s financial problems and never made it to production.
This version of an extreme yet elegant sports car, produced by Italdesign on a Corvette chassis and mechanicals is distinguished by a pure profile, shaped by the waves and characterised by long, tapering, headlights, which suggested its name. The door window half dome, which is the side window and roof at the same time, opens with a gull wing mechanism and is hinged to the rear pillar to promote access to the passenger compartment.
In March 1952, Fiat surprised the world at the Geneva Motor Show with the Fiat 8V. A two-seater sports car that was also designed as a racing car. What was surprising was that Fiat had not shown any interest in re-entering the racing scene up to this point.
The DeLorean DMC-12 is the only car model built by the DeLorean Motor Company, from 1981 to 1982.
The DMC-12 featured gullwing doors and unpainted stainless steel bodywork. About 9,200 examples of DMC-12 were produced. The car became world famous for its appearance in Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future film trilogy, in which a specimen was used by Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown as the basis for his time machine.
The origin of the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 Touring In 1925, Vittorio Jano, a former Fiat engineer employed by Enzo Ferrari for Alfa, designed…
n 1970, Lamborghini development driver Bob Wallace created a test mule that would conform to the FIA’s Appendix J racing regulations. The car was appropriately named the Miura Jota. Wallace made extensive modifications to the standard Miura chassis and engine. Weight reductions included replacing steel chassis components and body panels with the lightweight aluminium alloy Avional and replacing side windows with plastic, with the resulting car weighing approximately 800 lb (360 kg) less than a production Miura.
Built on the Alfa Romeo 33 chassis with a centrally-mounted engine, it became a style classic, known for its creativity and original features, some of which contribute to its legendary standing. Design features like its tight lines, tapering front blending in seamlessly with the windscreen, and the air inlets and outlets.
The Abarth 2000 Scorpione was designed by Pininfarina and unveiled at the Brussels Motor Show. The car was designed by Filippo Sapino. The light unit in the front section of the vehicle consisted of six headlights that could rotate according to the driver’s needs.
After WW2, Maserati introduced a new race car based on the prewar 6CM model, named A6 after Alfieri, one of the Maserati brothers, and its Straight-6 engine layout. In 1947 a 2-seater version with a 2-Liter engine was developed called GCS which stands for Ghisa (the Italian for cast iron, referring to its cylinder block), Corsa & Sport. Later a new version of the GCS was developed to take part in the 1st FIA World Sportscar Championship series going to start in 1953, which was bodied as a Spyder designed by Fantuzzi and Fiandri and coded with its birth date: A6-GCS/53.
The origin of the Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan The Ferrari 250 GT Breadvan: In 1961, Count Giovanni Volpi di Misurata, a 23 year old…
Toward the end of 1955 Italian Industrialist Gianni Agnelli known as “L’ Avvocato” commissioned building of the Chrysler-Boano Coupe while he was vice president of Fiat. He tasked Mario Boano, formally Ghia with producing a Body.