As down as I sometimes am on SOME Bertone designs and low volume Italian cars, this one hits the right notes. Put it this way. I see a bit of Lancia Stratos in it, and vice versa. I see a little bit of it in the Urraco, but not really in the other direction. (TBH, I see more Fiat X1/9 in the Urraco than Dino)Read more "Grail on the Street: 1975 (Ferrari) Dino 308 GT4"
Where I saw one: High school parking lot
Nostalgia factor: 6/10 – Ahh, memories – mostly not mine.
Baseline: 2, since I never personally owned one; +1 because Dad had one; +1 because it had 4 wheel drive; +1 because it had a V8; -1 because it didn’t have a 440; -12 (includes -2 for no column shifter) because it had a manual – this meant a tractor transmission, and a 3 foot gear shifter; -7 because as far as I could tell, it shifted like a tractor too – as smooth and serene as Ned Beatty in the woods; -1 because I never drove it; -5 because Dad refused to take the roof off; -1 because “It might leak when you put it back on” is lame; -1 because “where would we store the roof?”; -10 because “duh, you just built that huge garage you never park in.”
We’ll see more detailed shoots of these in the coming days and weeks, but here is a gallery of the “OMG They’re real!” cars from the week. A tasty startRead more "Scottsdale Auction week: The grail cars"
Arizona Auction week kicks off with the first ever Arizona Concours d’Elegance. We’re overloaded with images to sort through, but here are some early returns.Read more "Nirvana on Wheels"
1975 Bricklin SV1. This was billed as a “safety vehicle.” This is true. A shitty AMC V8 ensures that it won’t go far, fast or long, limiting your exposure to MVAs.
Dorkmaster 9000 styling ensures that you will be safe from STDs. Not even a hooker will touch you in this. And, your coke dealer will laugh you off too.