According to online resources, of the 90, 7-litre Series II Grifos, only 28 were built with the ZF 5-speed. We happen to know of one here in Connecticut and it is a spectacular Italian/American Hybrid. The styling is beautiful and the work of Giorgetto Giugiaro with mechanicals by Bizzarrini. Bizzarrini and Renzo Rivolta parted ways and the Grifo soldiered into production first with a small block Chevy engine producing close to 400hp. In 1968 the Grifo 7-litre was introduced with a Chevrolet L71 big-block engine. Read More
We featured that beautiful A110 that had its roots in the R8. So we went about searching for an R8 to feature and as luck would have it, we found a neat one. This is our first R8 and we remember them vaguely. We had some experience with an R10 a while back and they were fun and comfortable to drive. This one has some rally racing intentions with a pair of serious Cibies and a hopped-up motor. Read More
We don’t know much about old Vespa scooters. There is some romantic Italian thing that is inextricably linked to the Vespa name. So, every once in a while, we come across a vintage Vespa and since we know our readers share our enthusiasm for them, we thought we would feature this one. Well, mainly because it is a really early scooter and it has a sidecar. How much fun this one must be in certain circumstances. Not sure we would tool around Williamsburg (the Brooklyn one), but it would be fun cruising down to the lake or the beach. Click here for the listing.