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The Classic Fiat 600 of My Dreams at the Greenwich Concours

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This immaculate 1959 Fiat 600 really caught my eye at the Greenwich Concours this year. It was funky like a Fiat should be, and the detail work, both inside and out, was fantastic. This is the flavor that every Italian car should have!

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Rolls Royce Wagon Spotted in Greenwich, CT

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If you’re going to be shaggin’ in your wagon, why not make it a Rolls?

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1953 Cadillac Eldorado at Amelia Island

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Lead Sled: This ’53 Caddy is the definition. It shone like a shimmering blue jewel on the show field, especially as the scene became more overcast in the afternoon. If you’re gonna have an old Cadillac Eldorado, I can’t think of a much better color… maybe Pink.

I wish Cadillac would make real Cadillacs like this again. Enjoy the gallery of this incredible cruiser.

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1950 Ferrari 195 S by Vignale at the Greenwich Concours

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This has to be one of the most beautiful vintage Ferraris I’ve ever laid eyes on. The two-tone color scheme was as much about its textural differences as it was the contrast of the colors, giving this 195 S a depth of detail that you seldom see.

This is one of those cars that is a literal work of rolling art. Enjoy the gallery.

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Highlight Preview from the 2018 Greenwich Concours

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We’ve just returned from a fantastic weekend at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance. We saw some amazing cars and had a few great drives as well.

There is a lot more to come from this weekend, so stay tuned. Here is a preview gallery to hold you over. Enjoy!

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Jay Leno Drive’s 1972 Dino Monza 3.6 Evo (Think Singer 911 for Ferraris)

It’s a Dino that’s been totally overhauled, and under the hood is a naturally aspirated version of the V8 from the F40, bored out to 3.6L, making around 400hp.

This really is the stuff dreams are made of…. and I’m talking the wettest kind.7

-Nick

Slammed Tucker at Cars and Coffee Amelia Island

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Bitchin’: A slang term used to describe something with a cool yet unconventional swagger.

This slammed Tucker may not actually be an original, but it’s a damn good replica and it looks absolutely amazing slammed. Preston should’ve made all Tuckers look this good. Some may call it elegant, some may call it rebellious, but I just call it “Bitchin’.”

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1953 Ferrari 166MM Barchetta by Oblin at Amelia Island

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I’ve seen a few Ferrari 166MMs in my time, but this has to be the most striking of them. The coachwork, done by a Belgian company called Oblin, has the fine details that set apart mere “nice cars” from the unforgettable.

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1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster at Amelia Island

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This astounding Auburn caught my eye while driving around on the street the day prior to the Concours. It was one of those extra special cars that stopped me in my tracks, making me drool like an idiot. That swooping shape, the clean two-tone green with cream white, it was a sight to be seen in the show, let alone out on the public road.

The car itself is actually a replica of a one-off Auburn that was destroyed in a fire at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 1929. It’s made of all original Auburn parts, built using the original drawings, so it’s a worthy successor to the original car. I feel like such a story repeats itself throughout history in the automotive world, where an original one-off is destroyed and it has to be replaced by a replica. The Jaguar XJ-13, the Lamborghini Miura Jota, and the Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe all come to mind, among others.

I’m glad this Auburn exists!

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Pre-War Elegance at NYIAS: A Bugatti and a Packard

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It’s crazy to think that this Bugatti, worth $10 million (give or take), was worth more than a handful of the exhibits in the main hall put together. Like more than all of the Ford, Dodge, Hyundai, Nissan, Chevy, and Volkswagen exhibits put together.

-Nick

Ferrari’s only 3-Seater, the 1966 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, at Amelia Island

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People know the 3-seater design from the McLaren F1, but Ferrari actually beat them to it by a few decades. Back in the late 1960s this 365 P Berlinetta Speciale, known as the “Tre Posti”, was built for Luigi Chinetti. It is a one-off roadcar that was built on a racecar chassis, believed to be that of a 365 P-2.

This was my second time laying eyes on the 365 P in person, and the first time in a decently photogenic location. It’s quite a car, and its owner was making full use of its three-seat design with his wife (presumably) and child. I have to wonder if he used the car’s “practicality” to justify his purchase…

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