A 1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 campaigned by Scuderia Ferrari, a 1954 Osca MT4 1500 and a pair of more recent Le Mans racers are early highlights of the RM Sotheby’s docket for the auction house’s annual Paris sale February 8 during Retromobile 2017. Continue reading
Just as I thought my recent time at Montery Car Week couldn’t get any better, I found myself bombing up and down the Laureles Grade, a 10-mile stretch of mountain road near Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, sitting in a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, Italian sports car weighing less than 2,500 pounds.
A 1942 Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Super Sprint Le Mans Berlinetta that won best of show at the Spa Italia concours last year is among the more than 80 collector cars being offered for sale Saturday at Coys’ inaugural auction at Germany’s Schloss Dyck. Continue reading
Fifty years ago, Alfa Romeo launched its most-famous post-war sports car, the “Duetto” Spider. Not everyone liked the Spider’s new Pininfarina styling initially, but over the years, these strikingly beautiful roadsters have caught on, and they are now considered landmark designs.
The Pick of the Day, a 1967 Alfa Romeo 1600 Spider Duetto, was originally sold in Frankfurt, Germany, according to the Atlanta, Georgia, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com. Although it is titled as a 1968 model, the year it was sold, the VIN verifies that it is actually a 1967 Alfa. Continue reading
The Italian expression La Dolce Vita translates to English as “the sweet life.” This is the Italian concept of enjoying your surroundings and taking in the beauty of the world around you, usually with a companion of the opposite sex to enjoy it with.
This Italian concept translates into the way Italians do everything, from the way they dine, to the way they design transportation; think two-wheeled transportation named Vespa to open sports cars named spiders. I can think of no other car that better exemplifies the idea of La Dolce Vita than the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
Once again, the Gooding & Company auction presented some interesting “barn find” European sports cars at its Scottsdale sale, including one of the signature cars of the event, a one-a-kind 1955 Alfa Romeo 1900C SS Coupe Speciale, in distressed yet picturesque condition.
With evocative coachwork by Buano created for display at the 1955 Turin Motor Show, the Alfa was a center of attention at Gooding, even with a cracking repaint in an incorrect red color and some rough-looking dents on top of the alloy right-front fender. Continue reading
For many Americans, their first recognition of the Alfa Romeo Spider was at the movies when they watched a young Dustin Hoffman driving one, top down, as he sped after his beloved in the 1967 film, The Graduate.
In bright red with its classic roadster proportions and evocatively rounded tail, the newly minted Spider designed by Pininfarina seemed like a joyous entry in the freewheeling world of diminutive sports cars dominated in the U.S. by such British brands as MG, Triumph and Austin Healey. Continue reading
Alfa Romeo. The name alone conjures images of racing victories and sports car history. The company has created some of the most successful and beautiful sports cars in the history of automobiles and that is why we were excited to attend and judge the concours at Alfamiglia Nordfest, the Alfa Romeo Owner Club National Convention held recently in Warwick, Rhode Island. Continue reading
Italian sports cars have an allure like no others in the world. They combine striking styling, exotic mechanicals, a driving experience unparalleled by cars from Germany, England or the United States, and a storied history made up of scores of racing victories by some of the most famous drivers in the world. Quite simply, Italian sports cars have souls. Continue reading
A 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spider was named best of show at the prestigious Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este held Sunday at the historic resort on the shores of Lake Como in northern Italy. Continue reading