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1967 Ferrari 330 GTC – REVISIT

The 1967 Ferrari 330 GTC in lovely light blue with alloys did not sell last time around on eBay and is back up for sale. These Ferraris are quite hot items these days, with a 250 GTO about to hit auction and already being claimed to be the most expensive car ever sold. The GTC is far short of the GTO in terms of value, but with the reserve still on and bidding at $630,000, it sure isn't cheap! Still, it's very pretty to see and lovely to dream about:

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The below post originally appeared on our site May 30, 2014:

When I was a young man, my father and I were at a car show with his 1927 Bentley 3/4.5 open tourer. At the show was also a late 1960s Ferrari 330 GTC. I remember the owner of the GTC was very interested in the Bentley, to the point where he offered a trade of his GTC in exchange for the Bentley. At the time, it seemed like a poor idea; the Bentley was at that point worth about triple what the GTC was, aside from being a family item which had been passed down. In hindsight, it probably would have been a very good investment if you could have predicted prices on these cars - while early Bentley prices have increased over the past few years back to the level they were at in the early 1990s, Ferrari prices have absolutely gone through the roof. The 330 GTC isn't the prettiest, fastest or most rare Ferrari - but none of that seems to matter, because it's got the right look, the right engine, and the right badge:

Year: 1967
Model: 330 GTC
Engine: 4.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Chassis Number: 9595. Engine number: 9595.

One of 604 produced between 1966 and 1968.

Euro model with just 48,411 kilometers (30,081 miles) from new.

One-owner for 30 years with all service receipts from 1985-2014.

Original “Celeste Charo Metallizzato” (Metallic Light Blue) color.

“Nero Franzi” (Black) Leather interior.

Rare working factory air conditioning.

Always pampered, this 330 GTC is accident and abuse-free. Current owner has driven it just 12,659 miles (20,373 Km) over the past 30 years (An average of 421 miles per year.) Properly maintained and serviced by the same Ferrari specialist the entire time. Receipts from 1985-2014 totaling in excess of $53,000 in service are included.

Original numbers-matching Type 209 V-12 engine develops 300 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, fed by 3 Weber 40 DFI carburetors, giving this 2,866 pound coupe a rated top speed of 152 mph with performance of 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. Runs beautifully with no issues.

Disc brakes stop the car smooth and straight. Rides on the original Campagonolo 7L/15 alloy wheels with new, correctly sized radial tires.

The body is laser-straight with all original panels in place. No rust of anywhere. Recently repainted in correct color it is stunning from every angle. Interior is correct and largely original. Please see photos and video. All gauges register accurately. Original tool roll and custom fitted flannel car cover are included. Ready to show or go.

Inspection is invited by seriously interested parties. Please call to schedule an appointment. David: 503-309-7729. Located in Portland, Oregon USA. A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its rarity, condition and mileage. Please bid accordingly.

If you are looking for one of the finest 330 GTC Coupes available today, this is it.

WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS, WORLDWIDE.

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This model is a very pleasing color combination and condition is certainly very good. In the past four years, GTC pricing has quadrupled from around $200,000 for the best examples to just shy of $800,000 for the best examples. It really puts the 400i into perspective; a car that can be had for less than a tenth of the price of the GTC but is very similar in many aspects. While GTCs are certainly pretty to look at, I'd probably choose a 365 GTC/4 well before this model for less than a third of the price.

-Carter

1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia TI Super

In the 1960s, a new genre of vehicle took hold, the sports sedan. Cars like the Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 with its brutish V8, BMW 2002 with its entertaining chassis and available advancements such as fuel injection and turbocharging and Datsun 510 with its Japanese reliability and sharp lines. Then you had Alfa Romeo, with it’s Giulia sedan. Favored by Italian police, this sedan offered a cracking twin cam engine and rear mounted gearbox for optimal performance. This 1967 Giulia TI Super is for sale in Washington state isn't perfect but would make a great driver or base for someone looking to take this car to the next level.

Year: 1967
Model: Giulia TI Super
Engine: 1.8 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 78,227 mi
Price: $24,500 Buy It Now

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Selling a very nice 1967 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super TI for a client. The car is virtually rust free, and would appear to have been a West Coast car all of its life. Well cared for and restored by its previous owner, was stripped to bare metal and what small amount of rust there was in the body was cut out and new metal welded in. Body work is very good but not perfect, some waves in the bottoms of the doors, if you look carefully... Very Good but not show quality base coat clear coat paint (PPG paint system was used).

This is a very decent old car that could use some additional tidy up and the only thing that does not seem to work is the speedometer, not really sure why. The car drives well and looks good certainly show able but not a show car. Great driver grade restoration...

The 1750 cc not original engine was rebuilt by the previous owner and runs very well. The front suspension appears to have new parts in it and it drives tight. Professionally rebuilt steering box has been installed. Owner rebuilt engine and gear box.

Rebuilt brake calipers (all 4) also with new pads

New factory exhaust from headers back

New professionally installed correct upholstery from Italy on seats

Door panels are all original and in good condition.

Top of dash was re wrinkle finished as was the instrument pod

New professionally installed headliner

New windshield

New gaskets front and rear windshield

All new door gaskets and trunk gasket

New carpet

New tires Bridgestone Ecopia 185 65 15 on freshly powder coated rims

New side marker light lenses

New Tail light lenses

Nicely Re chromed front and rear bumpers

Please call if you have interest or questions I am more than happy to answer any and all questions. Jim 425 238 5317, please remember I am on the West Coast so reasonable hours please. Should you get the message please leave your number and I will return your call at my earliest convenience.

More than happy to help arrange shipping to anywhere in the world, if you need or want me to get shipping quotes for you, I am happy to do that. I would remind you that shipping cost will be that of the new owner, and the car must be paid in full before leaving in verified funds. Please make sure you have your wife's permission and funds in place before bidding. Not really interested in hearing yet another story from someone who was not prepared to follow through with the purchase. Thanks for taking time to look.

The price for this Giulia is quite reasonable considering the condition. The best Giulia Berlinas tend to reach into the $30,000 territory with the best glancing $40,000. This car is quite presentable and offers a new owner to use without guilt, enabling someone to experience the pleasure of an early expression of the sport sedan.

-Paul

1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OTR – REVISIT

Having made its way from Australia to New York following an impressive restoration, the 1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OTR that I wrote up back in 2012 has once again popped up for sale, now on Ebay. The picture above and link below will take you to the current auction for the car, which is advertised nearly unchanged, except for location and price. Now at $98,000, it's a serious premium over the original asking price below - but does take into account the rarity, condition, and having imported the cars to the United States.

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The below post originally appeared on our site October 10, 2012:

For 63 years, Abarth has been the tuning arm of Fiat, turning out wins on the track and hot versions of ordinary Fiat passenger cars on the street. From the wicked 131 Rally to the modern day 500 Abarth, the Abarth range has been rather diverse over the years. Vintage Abarths are highly prized and often bring large sums at auction. One of my favorite vintage Abarths is the 1000 OTR, a car we featured in August. Based on the Fiat 850, these were handsome, well proportioned coupes that hid their diminutive stature well. Another OTR for sale has come to our attention via our reader Graeme, who is located in New South Wales, Australia and is selling his 1000 OTR.

1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 OTR

A genuine Fiat Abarth OTR 1000 coupe, fully restored, with only 9,800 miles and absolutely NO rust ever. With FIVA papers and easy re-import into the US, this highly desirable Group 4 factory racing car can lay claim to being the best of the nine known survivors.

Abarth & C. was formed in 1949. The company was very successful under Carlo Abarth’s leadership, receiving extensive support from FIAT. Abarth & C. was purchased by FIAT in 1971. On 9 September 1965, Abarth launched the OTR 1000, derived from FIAT’s new 850 coupé, with a special “radiale” engine where the combustion chamber was formed by two intersecting spherical domes, one containing the inlet valve and the other the exhaust. The intention was to achieve the efficiency of the Abarth twin camshaft cylinder head without the complexity. The OTR engine was based on an Abarth modified FIAT 850 block.

Unfortunately the SCCA thought the Radiale head too clever, and the OTR too modified and powerful for its class, and exercised its right to exclude from SCCA competition cars “not considered suitable”. This probably explains why Abarth made only a few OTRs and homologated the car in Group 4, not Group 3. This car was imported into the United States in 1967 by Abarth Sales Corp. It was raced from 1967 to 1970 by the first owner before he had an accident. The car was stored, eventually coming to Australia in 1993. It sat in a shed on the Central Coast of New South Wales until purchased by the current owner in April 2005 who spent 18 months restoring it.

The car was stripped to bare metal and all panels straightened with minimal use of filler and repainted. All the missing bits and pieces were sourced from around the world. The engine had new valve springs, the head was fitted with hardened exhaust valve seats and all seals were replaced. The car has since been featured in Australian Classic Cars magazine and has won awards at a number of car shows including the FIAT Club of NSW Concorso d’Eleganza Best of Show in 2007 and 2010, and Best of Show and 1st Street Modified at the FIAT Clubs of Australia National Meeting at Bathurst in 2008. The car has travelled only 4,800 miles since restoration and the total mileage is 9,800. It comes with a detailed history and the original owners manuals.

For more photos please click on the following link:
http://www4.snapfish.com.au/snapfishau/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=5248217018/
a=80400830_80400830/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/

Enquiries to gtowers@ozemail.com.au or call +61 2 9960 7876

Graeme is asking $63,000 USD for his OTR and can be reached via the contact information above. The OTR that was for sale in California was advertised at $85,000, so even though there are little comparables to go buy, I think our reader is being realistic in his asking price. It is estimated that around 35 of these OTRs were ever produced, so that figure represents a small price to pay for exclusivity that most Ferraris and Lamborghinis can not match.

-Paul

1967 Ferrari 330 GTC

When I was a young man, my father and I were at a car show with his 1927 Bentley 3/4.5 open tourer. At the show was also a late 1960s Ferrari 330 GTC. I remember the owner of the GTC was very interested in the Bentley, to the point where he offered a trade of his GTC in exchange for the Bentley. At the time, it seemed like a poor idea; the Bentley was at that point worth about triple what the GTC was, aside from being a family item which had been passed down. In hindsight, it probably would have been a very good investment if you could have predicted prices on these cars - while early Bentley prices have increased over the past few years back to the level they were at in the early 1990s, Ferrari prices have absolutely gone through the roof. The 330 GTC isn't the prettiest, fastest or most rare Ferrari - but none of that seems to matter, because it's got the right look, the right engine, and the right badge:

Year: 1967
Model: 330 GTC
Engine: 4.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 30,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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Chassis Number: 9595. Engine number: 9595.

One of 604 produced between 1966 and 1968.

Euro model with just 48,411 kilometers (30,081 miles) from new.

One-owner for 30 years with all service receipts from 1985-2014.

Original “Celeste Charo Metallizzato” (Metallic Light Blue) color.

“Nero Franzi” (Black) Leather interior.

Rare working factory air conditioning.

Always pampered, this 330 GTC is accident and abuse-free. Current owner has driven it just 12,659 miles (20,373 Km) over the past 30 years (An average of 421 miles per year.) Properly maintained and serviced by the same Ferrari specialist the entire time. Receipts from 1985-2014 totaling in excess of $53,000 in service are included.

Original numbers-matching Type 209 V-12 engine develops 300 horsepower at 7,000 rpm, fed by 3 Weber 40 DFI carburetors, giving this 2,866 pound coupe a rated top speed of 152 mph with performance of 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. Runs beautifully with no issues.

Disc brakes stop the car smooth and straight. Rides on the original Campagonolo 7L/15 alloy wheels with new, correctly sized radial tires.

The body is laser-straight with all original panels in place. No rust of anywhere. Recently repainted in correct color it is stunning from every angle. Interior is correct and largely original. Please see photos and video. All gauges register accurately. Original tool roll and custom fitted flannel car cover are included. Ready to show or go.

Inspection is invited by seriously interested parties. Please call to schedule an appointment. David: 503-309-7729. Located in Portland, Oregon USA. A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its rarity, condition and mileage. Please bid accordingly.

If you are looking for one of the finest 330 GTC Coupes available today, this is it.

WE WILL HAPPILY SELL TO BUYERS, WORLDWIDE.

If the video link below is inactive, please go to: http://youtu.be/qVd9IEow-Xw

This model is a very pleasing color combination and condition is certainly very good. In the past four years, GTC pricing has quadrupled from around $200,000 for the best examples to just shy of $800,000 for the best examples. It really puts the 400i into perspective; a car that can be had for less than a tenth of the price of the GTC but is very similar in many aspects. While GTCs are certainly pretty to look at, I'd probably choose a 365 GTC/4 well before this model for less than a third of the price.

-Carter

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

The affordable Ferrari. A term thrown around a lot but how realistic of a concept is this? Well, if you don't necessarily need the Prancing Horse on your hood but desire the soul of the sports cars from Maranello, there's a curious beast that appeared in the 1960s that could sate your appetite. The Fiat Dino. Offered as a Coupe styled by Bertone or the Pininfarina penned Spider we see here, these ultimate Fiats helped Ferrari homologate the V6 engine for Formula 2 racing. This Dino Spider for sale in Texas was restored in the 1990s and is ready to be enjoyed.

Year: 1967
Model: Dino Spider
Engine: 2.0 V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 134,000 mi
Price: $76,500 Buy It Now

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In great condition with an extensive service history file. Restored in the mid 90's, that cost much more than the value of the car at that time - Full body, full mechanical rebuild (engine, transmission, clutch, brakes, suspension etc. etc.), knock off wheels, new soft top, interior retrimmed in tan leather. Needs nothing, drives perfectly. Purchased in California, it was originally White with Red cloth interior and was completely rebuilt at South Texas Auto Restoration (S.T.A.R). Beautiful example of an appreciating classic finished in dark green with tan leather. Drives like a dream. Hagerty Values it between $55,000 and $93,000. Asking $85,000 or best offer.

Auction prices have been through the roof. Contact me for more photos and an honest explanation of any needs. History: The Fiat Dino 2.0 was the result of a union between mainstream and exotic, producing a unique vehicle for Fiat. The heart of this sleek 2+2 spider is the race derived all-alloy Ferrari V6. A 5 speed gearbox, four wheel disc brakes, and a limited-slip differential show that this is clearly not just a mainstream vehicle with a high performance engine, but a capable sports car. Conceived as a standalone brand, separate to Ferrari for their smaller engine vehicles, the Dino race car was very successful in its class, and needed at least 500 production cars to meet the homologation requirements. Three road car models were produced; the 206GT, Coupe and Spider. An unsuccessful launch in the US led to Ferrari marketing the mid-engine GT, and Fiat the Coupe and Spider. Designed and built by Pininfarina, only 1133 2.0 Spiders were made. The value of this beautiful sports car is rising rapidly.

I'm envisioning this car in its original color and honestly think a white with red leather interior combo would look stunning on this dramatically styled drop top. The current color isn't offensive, but to bring top dollar, it would certainly benefit this car if it was resprayed and retrimmed it its original colors. While more affordable than their Ferrari counterparts, the Fiat Dinos aren't cheap classics. The Coupes tend to be a bit more affordable, as 75% of Dino production were the hard tops. The Spider commands a premium as such and this one is priced just about right when it comes to a good, if not perfect, example.

-Paul

1967 Fiat Dino Spider

About a month ago, I wrote up a beautiful 1967 Dino Coupe, one of the cars closest to being a Ferrari without having any hint of the traditional Ferrari price tag. In that post, I also talked about the more desirably Pininfarina-styled Spider version. While the Coupe and Spider shared underpinnings, outside they looked quite different; the Spider has a decidedly more Ferrari-esque look than the Coupe and flaunts some impressive curves. That makes sense, and Bertone is generally known for its boxier style, while Pininfarina - well, I'm sure you know them well. In an absolutely lovely shade of green comes this 1967 version of the Dino Spider:

Year: 1967
Model: Dino Spider
Engine: 2.0 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 89,877 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1967 Fiat Dino Spider finished in Dark Green with Tan leather interior. This Pininfarina designed Dino was built by Fiat in order for the Ferrari 2.0 Liter V6 engine to be homologated for use in their Formula 2 race cars. These engines were identical to the ones used in the early Ferrari 206 Dinos. Make no mistake. This car is all Ferrari. With prices on all vintage Ferraris hitting the stratosphere, this four passenger Convertible with it's flowing curvaceous lines has to be one of the best buys available in a top down Ferrari on the planet. Only 1,133 2.0 Fiat Dino Spiders were ever made. Finding a rust free example like this one is extremely difficult. The engine was completely rebuild less than 1k miles ago. For detailed information and pricing, please call Mark Starr @ 914 217-4817.

From the photos, the condition of the car appears to be quite impressive. The engine rebuild - and expensive undertaking - has already been sorted for you. I really like the unusual green on this car that really makes it pop and stand out. With nearly 90,000 miles on the chassis, most probably wouldn't consider this a pristine Concours car but that makes it all the more appealing to me. It's been driven and used yet still appears great. Pricing for top level show cars is approaching $100,000 these days; this car is likely more in the second tier at around $70,000. It's a lot for a Fiat, but as with the Coupe is downright cheap for a Ferrari.

-Carter

1967 Alfa Romeo Spider Duetto

When you think of the quintessential Italian roadster, more than likely one car comes to mind: the Alfa Romeo Spider. Fortunately, there four generations of the 105/115 Series Spider to choose from that span four decades. So whether you want a classic or something with a bit more modern convenience, there is certainly a Spider model for you. This early Spider Duetto for sale in the Greater Toronto Area is similar to the one Dustin Hoffman made famous in "The Graduate," right down to the color.

Year: 1967
Model: Spider Duetto
Engine: 2.0 liter inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 61,500 miles
Price: $27,500

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There must have been something in the air in 1967, because it seems that the whole world changed overnight. It was everywhere; in music, theater, social mores, political unrest, technology and, of course, automobiles. The height of the muscle car era was in swing and the Summer of Love was soon to start. Meanwhile, Alfa Romeo introduced its spectacular Duetto Spider and it was noticed by everyone who followed automobile design.
The car features a sharp, razor-like nose, glass-covered headlights, a classic scallop running down the side and a boat-like taper at the rear. It looked sleek, sexy and Italian in every way. Interiors were pure sports car, but luxurious enough to keep the driver comfortable during longer trips. Instrumentation was excellent and the overall feel of the car superb. Driving it was pure fun due to its nimbleness and ease of control.

This beautiful 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto has been restored from the previous owner in which includes several upgrades. One of the major upgrades done was the braking, which was originally a boost ATE system. The Alfa itself is equipped with an upgraded 2000cc Engine and a fully rebuilt fuel injection system in which was professionally done by WES. The suspension has all new vinyl bushings and the exhaust system is virtually brand new.

MODEL: SPIDER DUETTO
ENGINE: 2000cc /2LITRE
DRIVE TYPE: REAR WHEEL
CYCLIDNERS: FOUR/4
FUEL FEED: FUEL INJECTED
EXTERIOR COLOR: ROSSO RED
INTERIOR COLOR: BLACK/LEATHER
VIN#: AR66279
ODOMETER: 61,500 MILES
STOCK: 8038
PRICE: $27,500.00

Duettos are some of the most valuable of the 105/115 Series Spiders, and this example is no exception. The aftermarket alloy wheels may not be to everyone's taste, but I've seen Minilite style rims on Spiders before and I find the look to be rather fetching. The asking price here is right on the money, considering good Duettos are now reaching well into the $30,000 territory. At this price, you'll be getting not only a style icon but a classic that you can use without guilt.

-Paul

1967 Fiat Dino

When it comes to Italian cars, Ferrari still captivates the imaginations of enthusiasts and non-enthusiasts alike. Seemingly synonymous with being Italian, the red cars from Maranello have created a legend in an of themselves. In recent years, even cars that are more loosely related or which traditionally weren't considered "true" Ferraris have experienced a surge in pricing, lifting them out of the reach of most enthusiasts who want to experience a taste of that Italian emotion in engineering. For example, the lowly Dino - a car not considered worthy enough to carry the Ferrari name for some time - has recently surpassed pricing of many of its more powerful and traditionally more desirable V12 brethren; if you want to get into a 1967 Dino 206GT these days, you better have at least $300,000 on hand for a decent example.

What's perhaps even more amazing is that one of the cars that shares the Dinos underpinnings - the Lancia Stratos - is even more expensive. For a decent Stratos these days, plan on freeing up about $400,000. But there is one more car that shared that Ferrari DNA, and it's not nearly as expensive as its slinky cousins; the Fiat Dino. Indeed, it was the Fiat that allowed both the Ferrari version and the Stratos to be created later, and was the development platform for the 2.0 V6 engine that was also used in Formula 2 racing. Available in either coupe or convertible, it was a handsomely styled GT by Bertone in Coupe version, like today's example:

Year: 1967
Model: Dino
Engine: 2.0 liter V6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 105,215 (?) km (~ 65,377 mi)
Price: Reserve auction

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1967 Fiat Dino finished in Red over Black interior. This RARE 1967 early 2.0 Liter V6 had a full restoration completed in late 2008. A no expense spared restoration produced this stunning vehicle. It sits on R Cromodora alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli P3000 tires. A Blaupunkt cassette Stereo. Highly optioned from the factory with such things as RARE full power windows. The interior was re-wrapped in period correct leather and shows well. A full mechanical re-build took place as well, with less than 500 miles on the total restoration since completed. Fully service and ready to go to its new home. An investment vehicle that is ONLY on the upward swing.

1967 FIAT Dino finished in Red over Black interior. Fiat introduced its 2-liter Dino at the 1966 Turin Motor Show, a collaboration between the giant Italian automaker and its chic counterpart, Ferrari. A smart-looking 2+2 coupe designed by Bertone. The name is derived from Enzo Ferrari's son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino, who collaborated in the mid-1950s with the legendary engineer Vittorio Jano on a lightweight aluminum V6. A decade later, Ferrari planned to use this engine to power its F2 race cars. Homologation was necessary, however, and Fiat, with its mass-production capabilities, was a natural fit to get the engine into as many cars as such homologation required, in this case 500. A Ferrari powerplant couldn't just be shoved into any old Fiat so the Dino was produced.The entities enlisted Bertone, who was responsible for the coupe. The body styles are uniquely proportioned, front-engine, rear-wheel-drive cars. The coupe’s reception was favorable as it fit its skin a bit better thanks to its increased 2+2 wheelbase.The coupe featured luxuries like power windows, split folding rear seats, and rear window breathers that opened automatically depending on the car's speed. It also featured a lovely wood dash with big gauges and nifty switches, and a supple leather interior. The massaged, road-going 2.0-liter V6 delivered 160 hp and was mated to a Ferrari 5-speed transmission. It was the same power plant that Ferrari employed in its own mid-engined 206 Dino GT. These cars were lauded in period for their performance, especially as they were essentially Ferraris underneath, but at a fraction of the cost. Dino production ceased in June 1972. In all, ONLY 3,670 2.0 coupes were produced in its life time. Rust has claimed many cars, and these days they are a rare sight!! But when you consider the Ferrari DNA that runs through them, these Fiats are serious contenders as economical exotics.

If they were a budget Ferrari back when they were new, they're even moreso today. The convertibles - styled by Pininfarina - are generally considered more desirable, as are the later run 2.4 cars that were assembled in Maranello. Despite this then being the least desirable of the lot, this none-the-less looks like a spectacular example. I'd prefer tan leather to this version's black interior, but it's well presented and looks nice. The same can be said for the red exterior, which is classic Italian in shade but wouldn't be my first choice. This car has undergone a recent restoration which should take most of the guesswork out of ownership if it was done properly, and buying one that's done is certainly cheaper than attempting to buy a bad example and doing it yourself. Despite that, the pricing of this example is absolute top of the market for 2.0 Dino Coupes; Hagerty places a condition 1 show car at around $46,000 right now, and even then that's taking into account the recent spike in prices on these cars. Like the Dino and Stratos cousins, these cars are on the upswing and are likely being pulled upwards by their rare cousins. Does that make this car a good deal? Well, in relation to the others it's at least a car you could buy and enjoy driving without worrying that someone would crash into you trying to take a picture and ruin the value. It's an understated but pretty GT which offers all of that Italian emotion and design in a package that can still be grabbed by mere mortals. For that, we're thankful!

-Carter

1967 Fiat Abarth 1000TC Recreation

Sometimes the most unlikely cars make the greatest race cars. Such is the case with the Fiat 500 and 600. What was originally devised as basic transportation for postwar Italy was turned into a track monster by famed tuner Carlo Abarth. While prices of real Abarths are approaching Ferrari money in some cases, there are plenty of enthusiasts out there who have set out and created replicas. Such is the case of this Abarth 1000TC recreation for sale in Eugene, Oregon.

Year: 1967
Model: Abarth TC1000 recreation
Engine: 1075cc inline-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 92,905 mi
Price: $37,450 Buy It Now

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1967 Fiat Abarth 1000 TC

I am offering my 67 Fiat Race car. I have developed the car over the last few years and had a blast with it, and now I am going to build something else, so it’s time for someone else to have some fun with it. This is NOT an original Abarth. It is originally a 67 Fiat 600 that has been built to the concepts of the era in which Abarth was racing. I have an Oregon title for the car and technically it is street legal. However, I have done nothing but develop the car for vintage racing. I bought it in Portland, Oregon, and it has a long history as a west coast race car.

When I bought it, it was painted just as you see. It is very nicely done aesthetically and presents very well. At the time it had an 850 based motor and an 850 transmission. The suspension was pretty much stock and the brakes were 850. I have, over the last few years, thoroughly changed it mechanically. I acquired a PBS 8 port head and an A112 Autobianchi short block and a close ratio 4 speed 600 based transmission.

I currently have two complete transmissions for the car. One is the close ratio 4 speed and the other a 5 speed utilizing the alquati 5th that I setup for race stress. I change the gears around back and forth to get what I want for a particular track. Both are included. The 5 speed is currently in the car. Both are equipped with Limited slip differentials. The engine was built for maximum output for racing. H-beam rods, very high compression, ported head, aluminum flywheel, engineered pistons, race clutch, two side draft DCOE Weber carburetors, etc. It is built to 1075cc and on the rolling road dyno it put out 113 hp at 7000 RPM. It has more in it than that, as my shift point on the track is 8000 and it is still pulling. I did not run it to 8000 on the dyno run as the motor was very fresh.

The rear suspension has the stock but reinforced Fiat trailing arms with Abarth bushings, and the springs are set for height and weight with adjustable shocks. It is greatly lowered at the rear. The outer hubs are engineered and setup with stronger bearings and to except Fiat 128 CV joints through the hub. The inner side of the axle is a type 3 Volkswagen CV mounted to a position fixed flange in the transaxle. This is an excellent setup which minimizes the angle of the half shaft due to the compact CVs. With the front suspension I started all over. I mimicked the Abarth concept with independent front suspension with an upper and lower A-arm and sway bar. I used coil over shocks and spring setup for sprint race cars as they are very compact and fit perfectly. Also, there is an unlimited supply of spring and shock rates available. The front body structure was reinforced as per Abarth as well as the upper A-arm. I have had some track time on this set up and have it pretty well dialed in. It is very different from running with the solid front end; very quick and very stable in the turns. If I was to take it to the next step, then the Pendolare swing arm setup for the rear would be next. It is fast as it is, but might be fun to try that setup. I then found a set of original Campagnola magnesium wheels the correct size and run Avon historic tread tires.

The brakes have been redesigned as well. The front and rear brakes are Fiat 850 calipers and rotors. Front style calipers on the rear as well, so they are the same piston size front and rear. I then setup a drop down pedal system with a true tandem front-rear brake setup which is fully bias adjustable. The braking is now incredible and very controllable. A current and completely to SCCA standard fuel cell up front set to the side to offset driver weight.

The cooling system is a front radiator as was the Abarth TC. I have the oil cooler in the back of the car since it is not integrated into the front radiator. There are two electric fans hidden in the front air dam for sitting on pre-grid on hot days. Unlike Abarth, I did not put the radiator at the end of the front air box but placed it at the back of the air plenum. I recessed it back about 8 inches to minimize any possible damage and allow room for the fans. It looks exactly like the Abarth setup but is a bit more functional.

Full aqueous foam flame safety system with electric control and exterior turn worker button. The belts are current through 2014. It has a current SCCA log book. I have the second seat which matches the drivers seat. I took it out to place the battery there to get my weight balance. It would be easy to bolt back in. The muffler on the car is not period. It was chosen as it gave the best performance on the dyno and still meet a pretty tight sound tolerance on most of the tracks we run on. If I had a choice I would run the TC exhaust out through the engine compartment, but they are blisteringly loud. The miles show over 92k, but are not relevant to anything.

I have two races on the engine and tires. These are vintage events, so total track time altogether might be 2.5 hours. So, its still very fresh. The tires are Avon full race tires with a historic pattern cut in them by Roger Kraus Racing. So, it’s very fast and will do battle with 1275 Sprites and Minis all day, as well as catch off guard a few bigger beasts.

If you have questions please feel free to call. I am West coast USA, PST, so during the day is fine. 541.510.5296 Joe Potter

To think that this menacing little beast is technically street legal made me chuckle. Wouldn't that be a riot taking this on the commute? Bet it would be a lot more efficient than most of these SUVs hanging about, though. Regardless, this is a neat piece and a quality build with some trick engineering solutions. As with all competition cars, they aren't cheap to build and if you wanted a real competition Abarth, you would be paying thousands and thousands more over this asking price.

If you're interested in this giant killer, or other interesting competition and vintage motors, visit our friends at the Sports Car Shop: http://www.sportscarshop.com/about/sports-car-shop-vintage-racing-team-page/

-Paul

1967 Lamborghini Miura P400

If any car ever epitomized the term “art on wheels,” it’s this one. The Lamborghini Miura. Impossibly beautiful, this was the car that created a whole new segment of sports car which came to be known as the supercar. White is an uncommon color for this mid-engined V12 exotic, but it strikes a very modern pose. It’s hard to believe this car was conceived over 50 years ago, as they look as fresh as yesterday’s news. This 1967 P400 is for sale in Germany, one of 764 built between 1966 and 1972.

Year: 1967
Model: Miura P400
Engine: 3.9 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 200 mi
Price: $1,100,000 Buy It Now

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1967 Lamborghini Miura P400.

Exterior: White

Interior: Black leather

Just completed a full restoration at the Lamborghini factory in Italy. Car is in Germany. Car is sold FOB Germany. All original paint. Paint in perfect condition. All original interior, leather in perfect condition. All books and records. This car was always immaculately cared for and stored in a climate controlled garage. Will assist to arrange inspection of this very special classic Lamborghini. Import/export via air freight/ocean freight. Arranging customs documentation for import to USA. Enclosed transportation within main USA. For more information, viewing of the car or any other questions/delivery options, contact Heinz Meis via email or call 310-457-1709.

The seller’s description raises some question, namely, has this car been restored? If so, what has been done? Original paint and interior does not typically describe a “restored” vehicle. At $1,100,000, this is quite a high price for a Miura, as the very best are selling in the $600,000 to $700,000 range. In May, a 1967 P400 sold for 425,600 (~ $567,700 USD). At this price, I'd suspect this revolutionary automobile will be for sale for quite some time.

-Paul