/ 21 Oct 2014
The 911 was in amazing shape, featuring only 37,000 original miles, and included everything that it did when it was first sold new, including the window sticker and even a packet of disposable gloves intended for roadside emergencies. Additionally, it’s completely stock and has never been altered or modified. Gary simply enjoys the rush of driving a Porsche convertible.
Sakoda-san took a break from fixing the window winder mechanism on the E-type and invited us into the fully stocked bar he’s constructed, complete with more memorabilia including framed pictures of himself with Stirling Moss and Jean Alesi. As we talked over coffee (served in delicate English tea-cups), Sakoda-san became very animated and retrieved old photo albums, books, and models from behind the counter to show us.
/ 16 Oct 2014
There are the aesthetic considerations obviously, but the most loveable aspect of this car is its position within the two-speed, traditionalist position of the Australian classic car psyche (Holden or Ford). It would take some time to really portray the dualist mindset that many Australian blokes have when it comes to classics from the 1960s and ‘70s... being "is it a Holden or a Ford?"
/ 14 Oct 2014
The plan was always to do everything myself because I didn't have a big pile of money! I dread even thinking about the amount of hours, blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into this. I’ve resprayed panels, learned how to weld, and now have good mechanical knowledge. I can't express enough how much joy I get out of this car, it really has been my life for the past six years...
Dino was an odd brand, placed somewhere between Fiat and Ferrari. And because Mr. Enzo Ferrari did not want to use his nice black horse logo on cars with fewer than twelve cylinders, they created the “Dino” trademark (named after his son Alfredo, nicknamed Dino). Dino Ferrari was working on a 6-cylinder engine for Formula 2 in the 1950s, before his untimely death.
/ 7 Oct 2014
My friend called me, saying “You have to buy this car.” We drove about two hours up the road at 9pm. When I first saw it, I liked the uniqueness of the color and the fact that it was a first-year 240Z. The guy I bought it from was actually the original owner. The Datsun had 69,000 miles and was bone stock, I've done everything to this car minus painting it.
/ 3 Oct 2014
On Monday we shared a few photos from past road trips. And when they were shared on Facebook, the response was positive and overwhelming. But we also asked you, the Petrolisti, to share your own photos and show us what carries you and what moves you: we received almost three hundred submissions vie email and Instagram...
/ 2 Oct 2014
Long story short: this Giulia is no trailer queen, but a nice driver fitted with full roll cage, fast road suspension, bucket seats, and full racing harnesses. I am currently in the process of building a mildly fettled 2000 engine for it. There are also tales of rust, panel cutting and welding, painting, hunting down parts, and also of course the previously mentioned winter rally adventure...
/ 30 Sep 2014
Ever since I was a kid, I have loved cars. Thinking back, it seems completely natural. I have found pictures of me as a two-year old surrounded by my toy cars, sitting in front of the television, on which my dad was watching Formula One. And that is how it went, every Sunday, for years and years. I would also read his car magazines, go with him to events, and ride along in every classic he owned.
/ 25 Sep 2014
I ran into this beautiful example at an auto show outside Stockholm in 2008. The owner was an old man who had been driving and restoring 356s for decades, a true Porsche connoisseur. Close to mint condition, narrow original body and the sexy black optional sports seats. Delivered new in Sweden, known owner history–and only 45,000 miles on the meter, bingo!...