CLASSIC ITALIAN CARS

The Roaring Twenties of the Lancia Lambda Torpedo

Legend has it that Battista Falchetto worked day and night to design the Lambda, the new car model for which Vincenzo Lancia (1881-1937) –...

The Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport, crazy beautiful

With its 1931 body by Zagato, the Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Sport is one of the many gems in the crown jewel collection...

The lightning-fast new start of the Maserati 8CTF

The Maserati 8CTF is the car of a rebirth: a daydream with open eyes geared towards the future, like a second chance after averting...

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring: the ultimate car

The Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring was a pearl in the 8C (that is, “8 cylinder”) family – an illustrious family of cars made...

The Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta GT, an impossible-to-homologate champion

Here is the wonderful Ferrari 250 LM Berlinetta GT – one of the 33 models made by the Maranello-based company in the mid-1960s. LM stands...

The Osca 1500 Sports-Racer, resilience and beauty

This splendid car is an Osca 1500 Sports-Racer, one of the precious models by a small Emilia Romagna carmaker that was active for only...

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Shooting Brake

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Shooting Brake in these photographs is a unique, priceless car. Part of the Ferrari 365 Daytona family produced by the Maranello...

The Ferrari 275 GTC, queen of competitions

The Ferrari 275 GTC (or GTB/C, the “B” standing for “Berlinetta” and the “C” for “Competizione”) is one of the three models the Maranello...

The Maserati Ghibli Spider: success of a convertible

The 1969 Maserati Ghibli Spider, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Ghia, is a masterpiece of automotive design of all time. The model was produced from...

The Alfa Romeo Platé Special, born in a breed of unique pieces

The wonderful car featured in our gallery is a 1949 Alfa Romeo Platé Special, created by Luigi Platé (1894-1975) – a Milanese driver who...

Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A, luxury for the United States

Here is a gorgeous Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A cabriolet, made in 1924 by the Milan-based carmaker that in the early 1900s had specialized in...

The De Tomaso Mangusta: the beauty and power of a fighter

De Tomaso was an automobile manufacturer based in Modena, active from 1965 to 2003. It was owned by Italian-Argentinian race driver Alejandro De Tomaso, who...

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Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...