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

312 P: One of Ferrari’s Most Beautiful Racers

by Gianni Agnesa

Enzo Ferrari, that arch proponent of “function over form,” is said to have made one exception: the 312 P. It may only be an anecdote but what facts are known about this car are in this book, along with fantastic period photos.

Maserati A6G 2000: Frua, Pininfarina, Vignale, and Allemano

by Walter Bäumer

Chassis histories of 53 cars, compiled by an author whose auto consultancy has brokered several of them. Plenty of period photos—but the asking prices in the period ads will make you weep.

Alfa Romeo Tipo 105 RHD

by Patrick Dasse

Righthand-drive cars involve more than simply sticking the steering wheel on the other side of the cockpit. A whole lot of other engineering has to happen, much of which not visible. Until now.

Sharknose V6 – Ferrari 156, Ferrari 246SP & Ferrari 196SP


by Jörg-Thomas Födisch, Rainer Rossbach

The 1960s are an era rich in motorsports glory and drama. Before the Ford-Ferrari wars became a thing it was Lotus and BRM that showed Ferrari up. Lots of photos, many unpublished before, and a context-rich story distinguish this book.

Alfa Romeo Berlina

by Patrick Dasse

In terms of size, creature comforts, and road manners this four-door saloon has an utterly European character. Americans never did quite get it. From prototype to plain vanilla production cars to Specials, this book uses period photos to tell its story.

Alfa Romeo Aerospider

by Georg Gebhard

From Europe to Australia, since around 2010 there’s not a concours of note where this one-off Alfa has not been on display, making up for the decades it languished in obscurity. This book doesn’t answer all the questions but it’s all there is.

Berlinetta ‘50s: Rare Italian Coupés of the Fifties

by Christian Descombes, photos by Xavier de Nombel

What makes Italian cars distinctly “Italian” is an evergreen subject and this book offers 37 examples of the sporting variety of La bella macchina to make the point that art (design) nourishes the soul.

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 / 1967

by Patrick Dasse & Martin Übelher

An important race car—whose recorded history was heretofore afflicted by a dearth of reliable data such as chassis numbers or even driver names, making the identification of historic photos so difficult that previous authors were severely handicapped.

Alfa Romeo Junior Z

by Patrick Dasse

The “Z” stands for Zagato so that alone should widen the book’s appeal beyond those Alfisti who want to bone up on a low-production, lightweight, distinctively styled 1970s car. Besides, where did the modern Honda CRX get its inspiration from?

Ferrari 333 SP, A Pictorial History 1993–2003

by Terry O’Neil

The most successful Ferrari ever run in Prototype racing was only ever campaigned by privateers. And only 40 were built. Of which only 27 raced. Why are there no serious books about this?? Well, now there is.

Lamborghini Murciélago 

by Thillainathan “Path” Pathmanathan 

What’s a supercar really like, day in/day out, on hot dates, fast laps, and ruinous service appointments? Written by a knowledgeable owner the book looks at Lamborghini’s flagship in the context of its predecessors and tells pretty much all.

Alleggerita

by Tony Adriaensens, Patrick Dasse & Martin Übelher

The Giulia GTA, GTA SA, GTA Junior, and GTAm were probably the most important postwar four-cylinder Alfa Romeos. This high-concept 1500-page opus offers a wealth of detail.