When a pre-proposal to look in advance at the possibility of acquiring a 1960 M-B 190 SL| W121.040, came by the end of October 2018 from my good friend Alex Vazeos, I was immediately tempted…
Excitement mounted when I drove down in the GLK to Glyfada accompanied by my friend-mechanic Makis (who undertook the mechanical restoration project of our 1957 Lancia Aurelia GT B20S), to take delivery and assume the new ownership! Now I saw again the Simca (Société Industrielle de Mécanique et Carrosserie Automobile) but this time from a different perspective.
A milestone in the progress of the 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20S, Ser.VI restoration project, was achieved by starting the engine after its complete overhaul
Since my last post on the Lancia Aurelia GT back in early March of 2014, a lot has happened relating to the restoration of this magnificent Italian classic Grand Turismo car of the mid fifties. On Tuesday 9/9/14 a certain milestone was achieved; the reconditioned Lancia V-6 engine (the first production V-6 engine adopted by a car manufacturer) was installed in the engine bay!
But let’s rewind to where we had left off back in March….[read on].
Over pizzas and vino rosso, the talk circled about a certain Italian project car which a mutual friend was considering of selling. It was a late Series VI Lancia Aurelia GT of 1957 vintage.
Readers of my Blog may have seen a previous post titled: My next classic/veteran car investment? dating 11th May 2011. In that post I was sharing my desire to acquire one … Continue Reading A long time dream comes true! My ‘new’ 82 years old Ford Model A
The History of the Model A 1928-31.
I am pleased to report that at long last my 1962 VW Käfer restoration project has been completed successfully!
Several friends who know about my venture into the deep waters of yet another ‘ground-up restoration’ project have been asking about its progress. Well here is an update.
The story about the plan to proceed with a sympathetic restoration of this 1962 Volkswagen Beetle (aka Käfer) to which I have become emotionally attached.
A new acquisition of a classic car has been added to my collection, a 1962 VW Beetle. Here is it’s story.
How I fell for a British ‘Youngtimer’, the 1991 luxurious V12 cylindered muscle car that was designed to take the US upper end car market by storm. Did not quite succeed though, given the frugality which ensued upon the consumers after the first oil crisis of the 70’s.
My eyes kept looking at this picture and after a while the idea just clicked: wouldn’t be nice if I managed to get my hands on a Model A? Not only it would be the first pre-war car in the collection but I would sense and feel how my dad went about his daily business in the streets of Athens during the mid thirties!
My new classic: I always lusted after a Mercedes cabriolet period sports car. Nevertheless, I also wanted to enjoy the use of the car, especially “al fresco”. This low mileage, 1987 560 SL model which drives like a modern car is meant to do just that! Climb in, lower the soft-top and just drive away…into motoring happiness.
On the first day of Autumn, on the 1st September 2010 I took delivery of the car after her ground-up restoration and respray back to the original dark blue (DB332) … Continue Reading The Mercedes 250 SE Coupé is a roller!
It took some thinking and few discussions with motor-head friends before finally deciding that this quality car, taking into consideration of her interesting “blue-blooded” first ownership history, rightly deserves to … Continue Reading The Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé will regain its original dark blue color!