1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

Rivaling the Porsche 911 and Volkswagen Beetle for one of the longest production runs, the Alfa Romeo Spider went through a host of changes (as did the 911 and Beetle) over its nearly 30 years in production; from the classic and simple "Graduate" Duetto until the last of the run in 1993, the Spider was a classic pillar of Italian design, an underscore to the notion that Italian roadsters were front engine, rear drive cars with a manual gearbox - something that would disappear from Alfa Romeos until the 8C very recently. What better way to celebrate in that idea than to look at the last of the run Series 4 Spider, on offer from Ocean Drive Motors:

Year: 1991
Model: Spider Veloce
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 29,722 mi
Price: $ 22,900

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1991 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce

MODEL: SPIDER VELOCE
DRIVE TYPE: REAR WHEEL
CYLINDERS: 4
HORSEPOWER: 120.00Bhp (88.3KW) @ 5800.00 RPM
Hp/LITER: 60.0 BH / LITER
FUEL FEED: FUEL INJECTED

EXTERIOR COLOUR: WHITE
INTERIOR COLOUR: TAN

STOCK #: 8060
ODOMETER: 29,722 00

THIS BEAUTIFUL 1991 ALFA ROMEO SPIDER VELOCE HAS ONLY 29,722 00 ORIGINAL MILES. IT IS EQUIPPED WITH POWER STEERING, POWER DISC BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER ANTENNA AND AIR CONDITIONING. THE INTERIOR IS ALL ORIGINAL AND IN EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION. THE TOP IS ALSO ORIGINAL AND IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION. NEW KONI FRONT SHOCKS, REAR MUFFLER, TIE RODS AND BALL JOINTS RECENTLY REPLACED.

Of all of the Spiders, I like the original Duettos and the last of the run Spider Veloces the best. Sure, the body cladding isn't as clean as the original design, but the car looked updated and really showed how good that original design could still look in the 1990s. To me, it was the same way that the 1980s Porsche 911 Carrera channeled the cleaner original design. With modern conveniences like electric windows and air conditioning, the Spider was also updated to make it a more enjoyable car to drive when the weather was less than optimal. The Veloce was the top of the line model, with leather seating, a cloth top and 15" alloy wheels. This is one of the lower mile examples we've seen; I love the white over tan leather as a classic Alfa combination, and recent maintenance means there should be less for the new owner to do except drop the top and enjoy some classic Italian roadster smiles with a touch of modernity.

-Carter

1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

Though not the most prolific version of the 105/115 series coupes, the 1750 GTV shared the basic tenants that united the many versions; light weigh, great styling, and a super drivetrain. An instant classic, they managed to be as memorable as the Guiliettas they replaced, and certainly made the following chapter all the more difficult for the Alfetta. Today's example is beautiful if somewhat untraditional Vivid Verde, sporting a older restoration but also a heat transplant:

Year: 1969
Model: GTV 1750
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 7,750 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1969 Alfa Romeo GTV 1750

Beautiful restoration about 10 years ago returning this Bertone-bodied coupe back to its factory original green - "Vivid Verde." Parts were re-plated as necessary. All weather stripping was replaced, all glass is original. Interior was completely redone in beautiful black leather that looks - and smells - phenomenal. New carpets, new headliner, new dash board, rebuilt instruments all make the interior better than new. Note that the odometer was reset to zero when the car was rebuilt, original miles are unknown. Seatbelts are Schroth competition-style 4-point belts (http://www.schrothracing.com/competition), original belts Klippan belt are included and can be easily installed if preferred. Center console is custom made to emulate the earlier GTA-style and covered in leather as well. Transmission was rebuilt with new synchros and lightened gears by Merrit (http://www.speedquest.com/my/gearlightning/index.html) and shifts quickly and perfectly. Engine is a 2 liter motor from a 1989 Alfa Spider including the excellent Bosch fuel injection. The battery was relocated to the trunk both to accommodate the FI system and better weight distribution. The custom cold-air air intake box is made of polished stainless and covers a K&N filter. The original 1750 motor is included with the sale as well as the original dash, wheels, hub caps, springs etc. New exhaust system with GTA end pipe was installed at that time as well. Koni adjustable shocks and Performance springs all around. Radiator was rebuilt. Brakes have been changed to a single brake booster arrangement. Car is pictured with "daily" floor mats that protect the perfect carpet, show-condition floor mats with the Alfa logo are included. Windshield washer pump is not installed but it is included.

This is a ten-year-old restoration and the car has a few minor imperfections, but it has been garage kept and very well cared for. It shows very, vey well. There are few minor scratches on the rims and the windshield. There is a small crack in the paint next to the driver's door handle as shown in the photos. It has been shown at Concorso Italiano in Monterey for many years. It starts instantly, runs excellent, drives like only a well-sorted Alfa can. Steering is precise and brakes are excellent. Tires will need replacing soon.

There are 60 more photos of the car here: http://s156.photobucket.com/user/annabelleharper/slideshow/1969%20GTV

Test drives are welcome, just ask. Car is located in Mountain View, CA. Payment must be complete before the car ships but I will meet a car moving service if you arrange for it and pay for it.

If you have any questions, please ask. If you need any clarification or additional pictures, please ask. I want to make sure you are getting exactly what you expect.

Personally, I'm a fan of the build; I like the updated engine package in the classically designed coupe. I did a very similar swap in my Audi GT, updating the engine for a more headache-free running condition. It worked while simultaneously making the car a better performer; my guess is this package is quite similar. Value has been a little flat on these GTVs over the past few years, but still a top condition 1969 would set you back around $50,000. This car loses some of that value with the older restoration and heart swap, but I'd estimate at $28,000 to $32,000 this car would be well bought.

-Carter

1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT

When you think classic Lamborghinis, the Jarama probably doesn't make your list. Nor does it make the list of popular 1970s GTs, the list of Bertone's best designs, or frankly the list of Lamborghini's best designs. But what it is is a quirky GT that had a big, thunderous V12 under the front hood, room for 4 and a manual transmission driving the rear wheels. Unfortunately, it sort of looked like a first generation Scirocco had mated with a Muria, but let's not forget what many other cars looked like in the 1970s...it was neat, and that's what counted. Rare new, and even more rare today, there is a nice example for sale today:

Year: 1971
Model: Jarama
Engine: 4.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: Not Listed
Price: $110,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1971 Lamborghini Jarama 400 GT

1971 Lamborghin​i Jarama

LhD

Located in the USA...

Price:$110k usd dollars.

Coming soon.

- Very Rare

- Prestine fresh restored driver.
-

- The car is having a new interior put in it right now I will get back to you with a price.

- Clean solid NO rust -
- Clean driver condition.
- Manual Trans.
- Numbers Matching.
- Needs Nothing and ready for a new owner.

........

See specs and history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:400GT.JPG

.................

Can be exported at your cost...

- Serious collectors please...more pics coming and on request....

Price:
$$ Best Offer ... USD American dollars...

Not much information is provided, nor are there detailed photos of the engine or interior. Service history would be a big plus here, since keeping those big V12 motors running properly can be an expensive undertaking. I do love the combination of green and tan; a bit unusual for a Lamborghini of this vintage - or at all, really. The NACA ducts are always a favorite of mine in this generation Lamborghini, though ultimately I think the Espada is the cooler of the two. If you're into the Jarama, though, the price on this model is about $15,000 above market value, though they've been heading steadily upwards and there aren't many out there - especially in green!

-Carter

1987 Ferrari Testarossa

As I sit here and write this, it's hard for me to conceptualize that fairly bare-bones Porsche 911 models from the 1970s and some from the 1990s, such as the RS America, are currently worth more than a Ferrari Testarossa. After all, until 1987 and the launch of the twin-turbocharged F40, the Testarossa briefly was top of the heap at Ferrari. It was a luxurious, ludicrously fast GT/supercar with a mid-mounted flat-12 that made it so, so wide - and so, so cool. If you were into posters in the 1980s, this car might not have made your wall - that was reserved for the Lamborghini Countach - but the less flamboyant Testarossa was the one you wanted to drive. It was faster than the Countach, too...because, of course, of those classic red valve covers from which it derives its name. Red is always faster, and this is one fast Ferrari:

Year: 1987
Model: Testarossa
Engine: 5.0 liter flat-12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 40,260 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1987 Ferrari Testarossa

1987

FERRARI

TESTAROSSA

ROSSO CORSA OVER BEIGE LEATHER

HIGHLY DESIRABLE EUROPEAN MODEL WITHOUT THE RESTRICTIVE US EMMISSIONS EQUIPMENT, DOOR INTRUSION BARS, AND AUTOMATIC (AND CONSTANTLY PROBLEMATIC) SEAT MICE

JUST RECEIVED A COMPLETE ENGINE OUT SERVICE INCLUDING NEW BELTS, ROLLERS, TENSIONERS, WATER PUMP, CLUTCH AND A NEW MODENA ENGINEERING DIFFERENTIAL AND SIDE CARRIER

ICE COLD FACTORY R12 BASED AIR CONDITIONING WORKS FLAWLESSLY

THE MOTOR AND ENGINE BAY WAS DETAILED TO SHOW QUALITY WHILE OUT OF THE CAR, INCLUDING REFINISHING THE SUBFRAME, ALL SUSPENSION COMPONENTS, AND THE KONI SHOCKS AND SPRINGS.

AS A EUROPEAN MODEL, eBAY WILL NOT RECOGNIZE THE VIN, WHICH IS:
ZFFAA17B000069441

YOU WILL NOT FIND A NICER, MORE THOROUGHLY SERVICED TESTAROSSA ANYWHERE. THIS CAR RUNS AND DRIVES EVEN BETTER THAN IT LOOKS.

PLEASE BE PATIENT AND ALLOW ALL THE PICTURES TO LOAD - WE HAVE FULL PHOTO DOCUMENTATION OF THE ENTIRE SERVICE FROM START TO FINISH

PLEASE CALL US AT 954-958-0000 WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS CAR OR OUR TRADE-IN POLICY

If you really want to get into one of these Testarossa, you can do it the hard and expensive way, or you can do it the easy and expensive way. Finding a good condition car that has recently been serviced is certainly a plus, as is the European build of this car - it lacks the annoying automatic seatbelt frames on the door and was lighter and slightly more powerful than the U.S. version. Of course, 25 plus years later registering it should be no issue. The color combination is classic and condition seems to be top with plenty of recent overhauling; and with Testarossa values hovering below $65,000, you're getting a lot of car for the money; certainly more than you'd get with many cars that cost twice as much. It's an 80s icon that is currently under appreciated, and consequently undervalued even compared to its stablemates!

-Carter

1974 Fiat 128

Just because it's Italian doesn't mean it has to break the bank, and for every Ferrari ever imagined, designed and sold, it was cars like the Fiat 128 that were paying the bills. Sure, they're not particularly glamorous and many have stories about their less than stellar reliability, but perhaps in large part because of the nature of the 128, few remain in great condition today - especially in the U.S. Today's 1974 bucks that tradition, though:

Year: 1974
Model: 128
Engine: 1.3 liter inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 11,827 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1974 Fiat 128

THIS FIAT WAS PURCHASED ON EBAY FROM AN ESTATE SALE IN ARIZONA. THE ORIGINAL OWNER DROVE THE CAR FOR 10 YEARS BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE CAR WAS PUT INTO COVERED STORAGE FOR THE NEXT 28 YEARS UNTIL IT WAS PURCHASED. AS A RESULT THE CAR DOES NOT HAVE A SPECK OF RUST ON IT. TOTALLY RUST FREE! TO SAY THAT ABOUT A VINTAGE FIAT IS REMARKABLE.

THE ONLY THINGS TO REALLY TAKE A BEATING FROM SUCH LONG STORAGE IN DRY DESERT AIR WAS THE INTERIOR....THE SEATING, CARPET, PANELING, AND SOME UNUSED COMPONENTS OF .THE ENGINE, SUCH AS THE CARBURETOR, DISTRIBUTOR, AND WIRING. FOR THIS REASON NUMEROUS ITEMS WERE REPLACED OR RENEWED.

THE LIST INCLUDES: NEW SEATS, NEW CARPETS, NEW PANELING, NEW EXTERIOR PAINT JOB, NEW CARBURETOR, NEW DISTRIBUTOR, NEW BATTERY, NEW ENGINE WIRING, NEW STARTER MOTOR, NEW FUEL PUMP, NEW BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER, NEW BRAKE CALIPERS, NEW STEERING RACK, NEW AXLE BOOTS OUTER AND INNER, NEW ALIGNMENT, NEW HORNS, NEW SPARK PLUGS, PLUG WIRES, AIR FILTER, AND OIL FILTER TO MAKE FOR A NEAT PERFECT RESTORATION.

THIS CAR IS MEANT FOR THE SERIOUS FIAT 128 ENTHUSIAST ONLY. HAPPY BIDDING!

Certainly, this is the best condition 128 we've seen in some time; with a restoration it looks great and ready to roll. I love the color combination, and while certainly this isn't the most desirable Fiat it's admirable that it is in this condition. While the supercars get the headlines, I've found that often enthusiasts get excited to see a mint condition economy car from back in the day. This is an affordable way to get into classic Italian motoring, and I bet more people would love to see you roll up to a show in this than a Ferrari 348!

-Carter

1965 Bizzarini P538

I have an interesting connection to this car. Well, it's not a very good one, and I didn't even realize it until this morning. I've written up a few Bizzarinis over the past few weeks, in all cases the closed coupe 5300 GT Strada (and the A3C that it was based upon). But Bizzarini also built an open cockpit sports racer to compete with Ferrari and go racing at Le Mans. Initially offered with the 5.3 V8, as with the Strada the engine helped name the P538; P for posteriore placed engine and 5.3 8 cylinder rounding it out. So what's my connection? As a child, I got to meet an aquaintence of my father and grandfather, Mike Gammino - he was the one who allowed me so close to his 512BB. But earlier in life, Mr. Gammino was more famous for racing rare Ferraris, including a 250GTO. Obviously impressed with the Iso A3C he raced at Sebring in 1965, he was also the first person in the United States to order a Bizzarini P538. While I never got to see his example, it's rare to find them at all - and this example looks like one of the best:

Year: 1965
Model: P538
Engine: 5.3 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 10,000 mi
Price: $1,200,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1965 Bizzarini P538

During the 1950s, Giotto Bizzarrini worked as chief engineer at Ferrari on such projects as the Ferrari 250 GTO. In 1961, he left Ferrari and by 1963, he had formed his own company, Bizzarrini. In the mid-1950s, Bizzarrini wanted to include a mid-engined racing car to his lineup to help achieve the success that his GT racers were unable to provide. The GT cars had been able to secure class wins, but Bizzarrini wanted an overall victory.

Design, development and testing of the P538 began in mid-1965 and it took six months for the first chassis to be constructed. The chassis was a traditional tubular construction with triangle shaped tubes. Disc brakes were placed in the front and rear. The suspension was comprised of double wishbones and the engine was a Chevrolet V8 engine mounted at a 90-degree angle. It had a 5.3-liter displacement size and could produce around 365 horsepower. A five-speed ZF manual gearbox was matted to the engine and drove the rear wheels. The body was lightweight, but strong, comprised of aluminum and fiberglass.

The name of the vehicle, P538, was derived from the Chevrolet Corvette engine '5.3-liter V8'.

The car, with V8 power, was ready by the time for 1966 LeMans 24 hours race, but there had not been any time to do proper testing. It took only seven laps for the team to find a problem with the car and it returned to the pits. There had been a vibration in the wheel. The vehicle was hoisted up on jacks and in the process, ruptured a water hose within one of the triangular tubes and sidelined the car from the race.

The car was brought back to LeMans a year later, though it was not allowed to race, for reasons unknown. The prototype racer was now obsolete.

The roadster body was later removed and replaced with a coupe configuration. This had been done in an effort to sell the vehicle as a racer. Bizzarrini felt the coupe configuration would allow it to qualify for more competition than the prior body. The Duke of Aosta was interested in purchasing the car, but he did not fit. Not wanting to turn away a customer, Bizzarrini created a unique coupe body. The car was called the 'Duca d'Aosta' Coupe. The Duke kept the car for only a short time before selling it to collector in 1972. The collector kept it in his care for nearly 30 years. It was sold at auction in Geneva in 1999. In recent years, it was shown at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. It was shown at the Blackhawk Exhibition at Pebble Beach in 2005.

The car offered here is Chassis # P538*B*04 Commissioned by Frenchman Jacques Lavost and started construction of the car in early 1970s at Salvatore Diomante’s shop with Giotto Bizzarrini and his wife helping in the production using the same components used on the 1965 Built cars. The car was completed in 1978 and has certification from ASI. This car has different front air-intake, side intakes in doors and not rear wings, 2 triangular-section headrests and with matching roll-bars.

Ownerships history:

2000 – still owned by Lavost.

2003 Davide di Bernardi (Scuderia GAMS), Como, Italy

For more information call Mort at 949-335-7474 ext 1.

Condition is absolute top of the charts for this car. While it was not a successful race car, the P538 was advanced for the time - remember, Ferrari was just playing around with moving the engine behind the driver. This was quite an impressive car in its day, very light and aerodynamic with plenty of power on tap. It's also one of the prettiest sports racers ever produced. This combination, along with the rarity of the breed, makes it one of the more expensive cars from the 1960s you could buy. But in a world of multi-million dollar Ferrari racers, it's not unreasonably priced and likely much cheaper to run than those cars. While it's not an easy market to crack in to, it would certainly be appreciated no matter the event it arrived at - from Goodwood Revival right to Pebble Beach. It takes a special car to pull that off, and this is a very special car.

-Carter

1978 Ferrari 308GTB Group B

If you were a car racing fan in the 1980s two things really peaked your interest. First was Group C and the sleek prototypes that rules the racetracks around Europe and the world. But if you were a fan of more realistic cars, you loved the sights, sounds and smells of Group B - the World Rally Championship. Of course, Group B would come to be dominated by the revolutionary Quattro from Audi and later mid-engined silhouette cars from Lancia and Peugeot, but initially there were rear drive special versions of road cars that were spawned to conquer the dirt. From Mercedes-Benz came the lightened and powerful 450SLC 5.0 and planned 190E 2.3 Cosworth; Porsche attempted to race many variants of the 911, ultimately leading to the development of the 959, and from Fiat came some unlikely candidates; the mid-engined Stratos and Ferrari 308. Today, one of these unlikely rally cars is up for sale:

Year: 1978
Model: 308GTB
Engine: 3.0 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 29,716 km (18,600 mi)
Price: GBP 275,000 ($416,581 today)

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1978 Ferrari 308GTB Group B

Chassis: F106AB *24783*

Engine: F106A021 *01070*

Odometer: 29,716kms (1,700kms since conversion)

In the late 1970s/ early 1980s, Antonio Zanini was the dominant force in Spanish rallying and as such he carried considerable weight within the national rally community. For the 1984 season, he considered Ferrari's 308 as an ideal weapon with which to claim the national crown once more and given that the championship was predominantly tarmac based it made logical sense as the 308 had already proved itself to be a force to be reckoned with on other tarmac events in both the WRC and ERC.

Zanini approached Barcelona Ferrari agent Fernando Serena for his support and he duly offered a 308 GTB from his dealer stock as the basis for building a Group B 308 rallycar. Zanini visited factory authorised tuner/ preparer Michelotto and a deal was agreed that meant that parts and build consultation would be provided by Michelotto and that the car would be built in the Serena workshops.

Unfortunately the car was not ready in time for the season opening round in Costa Blanca therefore a deal was struck with Italian team Pro Motor Sport to rent a Group B 308 from them instead. With further delays to the build of the Serena car and championship commanding success with Pro Motor Sport, an agreement was made to extend that partnership which led to Zanini winning the Championship before the season was over.

During this time the Sereba car was still being built and tested. However, on the 1984 running of the Rally Osona; the Serena-built 308 finally got its debut with Zanini behind the wheel and it secured a dominating victory showing the rest of the field a clean set of heels by exactly five minutes.

In the final round of the 1984 Spanish Championship at the Rally de Gerona the car was driven by Fernando Sereba Jr. (son of the Barcelona importer) but it retired after just one stage with a broken brake pipe. With Zanini contracted to Peugeot for 1985, the fresh. competitive and event-proven Serena was sadly sidelined for the 1985 season.

For the 1985 Raly Catalunya (then a round of the European Rally Championship, now part of the World Rally Championship) the car was entrusted to experienced, former Catalonian Champion Claudio Caba. After the first day, Caba was lying an impressive fifth overall, first two-wheel drive and top Spaniard in the event but on day two he got caught up in a smokescreen from the car ahead and slid off the road. Due to a combination of being somewhat secluded (no spectators to help push the car) and the low ride height of the 308 he was unable to complete the stage within the allotted time and was forced to retire despite no terminal damage being done to the car. Of note, when it competed in the Rally Catalunya it was run with Cimarron (a Spanish Jeans manufacturer) sponsorship and it was this design that was adopted by Scalextric as a livery for one of its most popular slot cars of the 1980s.

Then returned to Serena in Barcelona, it was never used in competition again thus with just 3 events under its belt it was set aside and retained by Francesco Serena. In the late 1980s it was sold to a Spanish businessman/ collector and it was purchased by the current owner directly from him.

What is particularly remarkable about this car is that every aspect relating to its history as a competition car is documented in period articles and a generous file has been amassed accordingly. Right from the early announcements and images of Zanini in Serena?s showroom through to mentions of the assistance from Michelotto (following Zanini?s visit to Italy) then on to the ?red Serena built car? not being ready in time and the need to rent a car from Pro Motor Sport. Furthermore and even more incredible is that the internal (within Serena) invoices relating to the parts costs and the labour sheets also survive and accompany the car. So rarely does such documentation survive but the detail is immense and when the car is inspected one can identify what is recorded noted.

Easily identified per the original homologation sheets, you can see a bevy of special Michelotto homologated parts such as;

Lightended wishbones

Up-rated AP Lockheed brake system

Thicker anti-roll bars with revised mounting points

Quick ratio steering rack

Uprated, specially fabricated pedal box

Hinged, reverse fold rear deck lid (folds back onto roof)

Pleated velour lightweight Kevlar seats

Studded hubs and extra-light wheel nuts

Not so easily viewed but identified in the accompanying bills are;

Competition clutch

Close ratio gearbox

Adjustable dampers

Significantly uprated engine, dry sumped, on carbs but with 10:1 compression ratio pistons, ported heads, lightened flywheel, balanced crankshaft. (Magazine article quoted) c.280bhp.

Individual to this car by virtue of the fact that it was built ?remotely? of Michelotto are identifying features/ differences such as;

Zanini designed lamp pod mounted into the nose so not to obscure the driver?s vision

Fabrication of the roll cage, it is an interpretation of both homologated designs but not strictly either one

Fabricated areas at the tops of the rear upper chassis frame at the point where the roll cage joins (having come through the upper flanks of the body shell

Fabricated mounting points for the anti-roll bars

Central dashboard switch area

Felt covered interior where the original carpet/ headlining would have been

Fantastic-looking BRAID alloys (a Spanish wheel manufacturer), they are actually still in business and can produce more if required

All in all it is a simply amazing package, condition is completely original per participation in its last event. With such a straight-forward history and masses of supporting documentation it is a rare chance to acquire a 308 with period rally history and the fact that it was supported by Michelotto and undertaken by an official Ferrari main agent can only justify its significance. That it became the basis for a mass-produced Scalextric model makes it all the more familiar.

Presented in superb condition, it is also the beneficiary of a recent thorough refurb. Works include brake and suspension system rebuilds and an engine out service with new belts and a rebuilt ignition system. Available to view at The Phoenix Green Garage by appointment, it shall be offered with UK registration papers and one of the finest history files I have seen in a long time.

Often discarded after heavy use at a budget price in the early 1990s, these period rally machines have found new life in the vintage rally circuit, events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed and even club events. That's put increased demand on the pricing, especially for the best examples. Though this was a converted road car, its well documented history and current restored condition make this one of the best examples available. It's of course priced accordingly, though considerably cheaper than what a Stratos or 037 Lancia would demand. It's also lovely and unique to think of a Ferrari rally car, but for it's unusual history and development we're thankful!

-Carter

Autobianchi A112 Abarth GR2

A trend began to emerge in motorsport the 1950s and 1960s. Smaller vehicles began to take hold on the circuit, taking on bigger vehicles on the field with larger engines and more horsepower. A watershed moment had to have been the Works Mini Cooper S victory at the Monte Carlo rally in 1964. Never before would people look at small cars in competition the same. Ten years after the Mini appeared in 1959, the Autobianchi A112 would arrive on the scene based on Fiat 128 mechanicals. Over one million of these cars would be produced, both as Autobianchis and the Lancia Y10 for export markets. These compact, front-engined, front-wheel drive hatchbacks would be popular in competition as well. This A112 Abarth for sale in Luxembourg was restored ten years ago for Group 2 competition.

Year: N/A
Model: A112 Abarth GR2
Engine: 1.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: €25,000 (~ $34,540 USD)

CLICK FOR DETAILS:Autobianchi A112 Abarth GR2

Autobianchi A112 Abarth GR2. Rebuilt to full Groupe 2 specifications. Fantastic recreation of the famous factory Chardonnet cars raced in 1977-1980. Built in 2003 undersupervision of Charles Hoffmann who was technical director at Chardonnet. 100% correct specifications, too many to list :

- Colotti 5 speeds gearbox
- All suspension on uniball joints
- 4 disc brakes
- 4 Bilstein spring/shocks combined
- Additional front leg on the chassis
- Correct GR2 bodywork and wheels
- 90 HP engine with big Weber carburator, high lift cam, bigger valves, spaghetti exhaust etc...

Price: 25000€

For more details, contact us directly on +352 661 700 777
To be contacted by email

Entered 3 times at Monte Carlo Historic. Fantastic car to drive, extremely quick. Totally serviced in 2013-2014 after long storage after the 2005 Monte Carlo. Probably the best A112 Groupe 2 available. FIA Papers possible (extra cost 1200 €)

A little more detail such as year and mileage would have been nice to include in this advertisement, but having been professionally rebuilt as a tribute vehicle, such facts are more of a footnote as the focus here is more on the quality of the build. With its recent Monte Carlo rally history, this would be a stellar piece in which to enter the errant historic exhibition. If a Mini is just a bit too common for you, the A112 is a refreshing diversion.

-Paul

1970 Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6

I guess I'm on a bit of a Lancia kick over the last few posts, but what drew me to this car was the rarity and the color. It is, after all, Easter and what more fitting way to celebrate than with an egg-colored Fulvia? Outside of the compelling color, there's quite a lot to like here; it's a HF 1.6 Fulvia that looks correct and is restored. What's not to like? Well, it's not in the U.S....yet:

Year: 1970
Model: Fulvia HF
Engine: 1.6 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 60,234 mi
Price: $55,000

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1970 Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6

This is a very rare Lancia Fulvia HF 1.6 2nd seria. Car was completely restored from frame up , including the Drive train (motor and trans ) body and interior. It has aluminum doors, hood and trunklid , Telaio front and gear box is 818740 , motor is 818540 ,. it comes complete with all the Italian papers and the original black plate car is still Italy being ship over in 2 months for more info please call frank @ 917-596-4331 please no emails

If you were serious about this car, it's worth a call to figure out what the story is. Granted, the photos aren't stellar, but the price is right at the bottom of the market for HF 1.6s - $55,000 is downright affordable for a real deal HF. So what is the deal? Why is this car priced $30,000 below where it could be? A few careful calls and inspections could reveal the truth, or a stunning deal on a very neat classic Lanica!

-Carter

Double Take: 1980 and 1982 Lancia Beta Zagatos

With the sun finally creeping out from behind the clouds and the last throws of winter grumpily making way for spring flowers, it's nice to think about an affordable Italian roadster. Sure, the Ferrari 550 Barchetta is a great option if you own some oil fields in the Near East, but for most of us the budget will be a bit more modest. One of the more interesting options that would really set you apart would be to look at the Lancia Beta Zagato; if for no other reason than not many remain. Quick depreciation, spotty reliability and rust-prone panels mean these have become a rare sight in the U.S. However, two have popped up on Ebay that are near twins, though being born two years apart. Let's look at the elder first:

Year: 1980
Model: Beta Zagato
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 39,838 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1980 Lancia Beta Zagato

Up for a NO RESRVE AUCTION is a 1982 Lancia Zagato vin ZLAFS00C3C0203559 the listing would not read this vin? sorry for the confusion one fine car! This car is out of an estate sale that has been consigned, has duplicte title paper work, clean, Has 39k original miles, Original paint, leather,top, outstanding condition, Everything in working order runs smooth, no leaks, the red paint gleams, the tires are original and have some weather cracks. This car has been in storage since 04. but started once a week!. The car has original tool kit, spare , car cover! please email me for any questions! selling as is! if you win please have the funds!

Holy mackerel, it's got the original tires on it! What an impressive condition example; it certainly looks nearly good enough to have rolled off the showroom floor and displays none of the normal wear and tear that is associated with these budget convertibles. With under 40,000 miles on the clock and being a California car, the concerns about what's underneath that polished facade are put at ease. What about the second example?

This 1982 also looks pretty stellar, sporting a different grill setup but otherwise nearly the twin of the earlier model. Condition also looks outstanding on this example overall, though unlike the earlier car it appears this car was resprayed at some point:

Year: 1982
Model: Beta Zagato
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,128 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS:1982 Lancia Beta Zagato

I have a very nice Lancia Zagato up for sale. This fun little Italian sports car reads only 66000 orig miles and runs and drives great with its peppy 4 cyl engine and 5 speed transmission,it's a joy to drive. The Targa and convertible top have been redone a few years back and look and work great. The paint on the car looks to have been redone at some point but not recent, it shines nice but not perfect. Bumpers and glass are near mint cond. the interior of the car is in very nice cond. no dash cracks,clean carpet,nice seats some seem separation on driver seat only .The engine is clean and runs smooth,the wheels are in nice cond tires should be replaced from lack of use. I have all books,manuals and some service records with the car. Please call or email with any questions. Thank You 1 603 387 1693

So it's a little less than perfect; I have no problem with that, although life in New Hampshire for a Lancia would give me a bit of concern. In this case, I'd spend a little extra to get the all-original California example. Hagerty lists top value of these cars around $12,000 and I'd expect the 1980 is heading that way; the 1982, while nice, probably is closer to half that value or slightly more, but I'd inspect it closely underneath before buying.

-Carter