The Mini from Desio

The continuous success of the A112 prompted Autobianchi to introduce constant updates during its 17 years of production, starting in 1973 with the second series, which differed from the previous one with rubber-coated bumpers on the new entry-level Elegant version, which took over from the previous E, in addition to the possibility of ordering the … More The Mini from Desio

Alec’s Mini

The resulting car was officially presented on August 26, 1959, introducing a way of conceiving the car which was completely different from other examples of the period, and the Mini was so modern that it remained the benchmark for ten years. The article I am about to offer you here is certainly a bit of … More Alec’s Mini

The Italian Lotus

The qualities which distinguished the Vallelunga were its lightness combined with good performance and excellent road-holding, earning it the nickname “The Italian Lotus”. One could write a book about the automotive adventures of Alejandro De Tomaso (1928 – 2003), full of ascents to success and ruinous falls: in fact, years have passed since the Modena … More The Italian Lotus

The French Scorpion

The mechanical base chosen for the new sports berlinetta was borrowed from the Simca 1000, with which it shared parts of the chassis, steering, suspension and gearbox suitably revised by Abarth engineers. Usually, when you think of Abarth, you automatically associate it with Fiat, given that under this combination cornerstones of the history of the … More The French Scorpion

Revenge with Flavia

The car’s body was originally designed by Caproni technicians, but the definitive car was designed by Nuccio Bertone’s Carrozzeria. On the Italian automotive scene there have been marques which existed for only a short period of time and of which little is known any more: CEMSA-Caproni is one of them. Caproni was an active company … More Revenge with Flavia

Little America

The car was compact: in fact it was just 3.79 metres long, completely out of sync with the whole American automotive landscape, where in the early 1950s cars were getting progressively bigger and more powerful. Nash was an automobile manufacturer active from 1916 to 1954, the year in which it merged with Hudson to form … More Little America

Purebred sportswoman

This car, due to its elegance and its brilliant performance, became an instant status symbol, born to compete against rivals of the calibre of Maserati and Ferrari The history of the ISO marque is inexorably linked to the figure of Eng. Renzo Rivolta, who bought Isothermos, a small company manufacturing heaters and coolers, in 1939. … More Purebred sportswoman