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
Η αρχική ιδέα του αυτοκινήτου δεν αποδίδεται σ’ ένα μόνο πρόσωπο. Πολλοί ερευνητές ασχολήθηκαν συγχρόνως και ανεξάρτητα με την ανάπτυξη του αυτοκινήτου.
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!
A new acquisition of a classic car has been added to my collection, a 1962 VW Beetle. Here is it’s story.
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!
Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé (W111/III A) 1967 Chassis W111.021-12-088627, Engine M129.980-12-020994 Hand-Built Luxury Made In Germany! First shown at Frankfurt Motor Show in 1965, the new S-Class Mercedes-Benz range was … Continue Reading The day I met “Princess Michaela” a.k.a. 1967 Mercedes-Benz 250SE Coupé