Archive for Items Categorized 'Italian', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.

Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione – Spider

by Ivan Scelsa

Built in small numbers and for only a few years you’ve probably never seen an 8C in the flesh. Or even read about it—because this is the first book-length tour of the car and how it fits into the Alfa Romeo portfolio.

Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ

by Martin Übelher & Patrick Dasse

Lightweight but sturdy, streamlined aero, powerful engine, innovative chassis. A winner on paper and on the track. These five books cover every single car built and feature heaps of never before published material.

Ferrari: Gli anni d’oro/The Golden Years

by Leonardo Acerbi

Not your same old/same old cheerleading exercise on the occasion of an anniversary. Besides . . . Franco Villani’s period photos that have not been seen in print before. A very impressive book!

Ferrari F40

by Gaetano Derosa

At a cost five times higher than its predecessor and offered only to VIP customers, the Ferrari Forty would seem to have limited appeal. Instead, bidding wars ensued and the order book swelled. This book draws on a lot of Ferrari publicity material to explain why the car is so special.

Ferrari F40 

by Keith Bluemel

It was among the most expensive cars of its time, yet the company sold three times as many as they had forecast. It changed the way other makers looked at supercars and it also changed how Ferrari thought about its own cars. See why here.

Lancia Flaminia and Flavia

by Colin Pitt

All roads lead to Rome, and the Flaminia is named after one of them. There are practically no books about these models; this one is hardly comprehensive but it’ll have to do.

Bugatti: The Italian Decade

by Gautam Sen

An Italian Bugatti? No matter its inglorious end it was a fine, capable car quite unlike anything else. Big names were involved. Big money was spent—on building it and on buying it.

Abarth: Racing Cars – Collection 1949–1974

by Franz Steinbacher

This is a look at a highly curated Swiss collection of mostly racing Abarths, and in telling their story the book also gives a good idea of what made the cars and the company so special.

The Ferrari Place

by Jim Hunter

The unlikely story of a couple of youngish Ferrari owners in the 1970s venturing into the spare parts world to satisfy their own requirements only to recognize a wide unmet need and growing a multi-faceted business around it.

Moretti—Motociclette, automobili, carrozzerie

by Alessandro Sannia

Most people only know Moretti beer—no connection to the coachbuilder and constructor of all sorts of interesting mechanical things. This is the first complete history.

Lamborghini: Where Why Who When What

by Antonio Ghini

If the Almighty Interweb is any indicator, Lamborghini has way more followers than you could possibly expect. But why? This book is not concerned with finding answers to that, it just presents a solid and well put-together primer.

Full Circle: A Hands-On Affair with the First Ferrari 250 GTO

by Larry Perkins & Petra Perkins

Not a scholarly treatise on a legendary car but a snapshot-style memoir of half a century of crossing paths with the first 250 GTO.