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Land of great dreamers and valiant artists: the rest of the coachbuilt 1400 story
After taking a look at a wide sample of the various Fiat 1400s and 1900s crafted by some of the most revered names in the Italian carrozzerie' scenery, it is now time to focus our attention toward lesser known names, but nonetheless important, and not only because of what they were able to do using the Turin' midsize as a work platform. They are important just as their more prestigious colleagues and precisely for the same reasons: they gave opportunities to talents and artists, and they were often able to p
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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Land of great dreamers and valiant artists: The rest of the coachbuilt Fiat 1400 story

Land of great dreamers and valiant artists: The rest of the coachbuilt Fiat 1400 story
Posted by Hemmings contributor - After taking a look at a wide sample of the various Fiat 1400s and 1900s crafted by some of the most revered names in the Italian carrozzerie' scenery, it is now time to focus our attention toward lesser known names, but nonetheless important, and not only because of what they were able to do using the Turin' midsize as a work platform. They are important just as their more prestigious colleagues and precisely for the same reasons: they gave opportunities to talents and artists, and they were often able to p... Read More
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Hemmings Find of the Day - 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire convertible
Posted by Kurt Ernst - From the seller's description: Hello This is my 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire Convertible She is Black with Mint Red Interior -- Car has 4spd Hydromatic Transmission and is in Great Shape as you can see. The engine compartment is also Extra Clean everything on Her is Real Nice I have not seen a better one any place around here in 45 yrs ;o) This is a 2 Owner all orig 48k mile Car . The whole interior looks like brand new and the dash is perfect as well. The Car also has A Brand New Convertible Top with New Back wi...Read More

Four-Links - Woodward tickets canceled, Packard plant tours, 82-year-old drag racer, Mack B search

Four-Links - Woodward tickets canceled, Packard plant tours, 82-year-old drag racer, Mack B search
Posted by Daniel Strohl - Photo by David Conwill. Anybody unlucky enough to get a noise ticket from the city of Royal Oak during this month's Woodward Dream Cruise is getting a reprieve thanks to one lawyer's work, according to the Detroit Free Press. * Pure Detroit's legal tours of the under-restoration Packard plant in Detroit, as Crain's Detroit reported this month, have met with positive reviews. * Not too many -- if any -- drag racers can claim to have remained in the sport since 1951, but Idaho's Larry Hale has, accord...Read More
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Hemmings Find of the Day - 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook

Hemmings Find of the Day - 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook
Posted by Kurt Ernst - From the seller's description: 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook. 4 door, 3 speed standand shift with an inline 6 motor. Recent complete restoration of a rust free original to include paint, interior, engine, clutch,suspension, exhaust, brakes, Tour and show for the Fall season at a price just a fraction of investment. Looks and drives as new, Even the original tube radio works! Find more Plymouths for sale on Hemmings.com....Read More

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Mannix's puller: Barris-built Oldsmobile Toronado roadster heads to auction

Mannix's puller: Barris-built Oldsmobile Toronado roadster heads to auction
Posted by Daniel Strohl - Photos courtesy Dragone Auctions. Most TV shows get at most one chance to introduce a cool hero car: the A-Team van, KITT, and the Batmobile all pulled solo duty on their respective shows. Not so with the Mike Connors detective show "Mannix," which included a pair of custom cars for the title character, the first of which will head to auction next month. While Joe Mannix drove a series of stock FoMoCo products through the first few episodes of the first season, show producers decided partway through the season...Read More

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"Original Venice Crew" announces limited run of licensed 1965 Shelby G.T.350Rs

Posted by Kurt Ernst - The "Original Venice Crew" of (L to R) Peter Brock, Jim Marietta, and Ted Sutton pose with a continuation Shelby G.T. 350R. Photos courtesy OVC Mustang unless otherwise noted. Launched in 1965, the Shelby G.T. 350R the competition version of the Shelby G.T. 350 went on to capture SCCA B Production Championships in 1965, 1966 and 1967. As good as it was, those building the original car the Original Venice Crew (OVC), as they've come to call themselves believed it could be better. Now, a limited p...Read More
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