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An interesting acquisition: 1950 Simca 8 Sport Coupé

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.

Progress for the 1957 Lancia Aurelia B20S, Ser.VI restoration project

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].

The Day I met “Princess Grace” a.k.a. 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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.

The Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé will regain its original dark blue color!

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!