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The Nostalgia of Forgotten Gods: Talbot, France, 1903-1987  image

01/04/2020

The Nostalgia of Forgotten Gods: Talbot, France, 1903-1987

The Talbot brand, from 1903 to 1987, experienced numerous transformations, from luxury cars to motorsport triumphs and various ownership changes, ultimately ceasing production in 1987. Its legacy is marked by innovation, elegance, and market challenges.
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01/04/2020

Is that a fish?

A Fiat 509 A Delfino, built almost a century ago in Milan and featuring an aluminum body with a fish skin effect created through a manual process, was exhibited at the Kyoto 2018 Concours d'Elegance and received huge success.
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31/03/2020

Under 30 – Over 55 What’s behind the passion

The survey results reveal that younger people appreciate classic cars for their cultural heritage and technological evolution, while older people see them as a way to relive memories, enjoy driving, and participate in events. Classic cars offer a cultural dimension with style and technical content, and a focus on years perceived as different from the present. For younger people, owning a non-contemporary car is a way of being different and standing out from the mainstream.
1915 A.L.F.A 40/60HP Aerodinamica Torpedo image

30/03/2020

1915 A.L.F.A 40/60HP Aerodinamica Torpedo

This article explores the work of Carlo Felice Abarth Ricotti, a Milanese aristocrat who played an important role in the evolution of car design. Ricotti's Siluro was a popular car, but its large windows made it uncomfortable in the summer.
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29/03/2020

Under 30 – Over 55 Brands to invest in

Both younger and older generations have shown a preference for Ferrari and Porsche, while other brands such as Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Jaguar, and Lamborghini are also experiencing a surge in popularity.
Dalai Lama 9.5; James Bond 9.9; Steve McQueen 11.4; Carrol Shelby 15.8; Karol Wojtyla 59.0 image

27/03/2020

Dalai Lama 9.5; James Bond 9.9; Steve McQueen 11.4; Carrol Shelby 15.8; Karol Wojtyla 59.0

Famous characters, such as James Bond and Steve McQueen, can significantly multiply the value of a car. The story explores examples such as Bond's Aston Martin DB5 and McQueen's Porsche, as well as the cases of Pope John Paul II's Ford Escort and the Dalai Lama's Land Rover. It also highlights how becoming famous in the world of cars, like Carroll Shelby, can increase a car's value.
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26/03/2020

Asterix ferrarista

Albert Uderzo, the creator of the popular comic book character Asterix the Gaul, had a great passion for Ferrari and the town of Maranello.
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24/03/2020

Under 30 – Over 55

A survey conducted among 500 individuals at five major international classic car events aimed to understand the differences between younger and older generations' preferences for car models and marques. While the Mercedes 300SL, Lamborghini Miura, and Aston Martin DB5 were universally appealing, there were notable differences in tastes between younger and older collectors, with the Porsche Carrera RS, Lamborghini Countach, and BMW 2002 Turbo being popular among the younger generation and the Chevrolet Corvette, Jaguar E-Type, and Mercedes-Benz W133 Pagoda among the older generation.
1913. The Siluro: dressed for speed. Born of an idea by Count Ricotti image

23/03/2020

1913. The Siluro: dressed for speed. Born of an idea by Count Ricotti

Count Mario Ricotti, a Milanese aristocrat, wanted to create a superfast, aerodynamic version of an ordinary Alfa Romeo 40/60 in 1914, reflecting the Italian
Off Radar. The 1959 Ferrari 410 SA Coupe Pininfarina #1285SA image

20/03/2020

Off Radar. The 1959 Ferrari 410 SA Coupe Pininfarina #1285SA

The Ferrari 410 Superamerica is often underestimated by collectors due to its lack of sporting history and large size. However, few cars offer the perfect combination of performance, style and driving comfort like the Superamerica.

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