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Just wanted to invite everyone to my breast cancer awareness car show this year.  Info and flyer are below.  Hope you can come out!CRUISIN FOR A CURE Car & Bike Show to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness on Saturday, April 27 from 5:00 to 8:30 at…Continue

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Classic badge returns to market after 37 year hiatus in the 2013 Dodge Dart

In 1960 Dodge reacted to an economic recession by introducing a smaller, more cost conscious choice for their buyers with the original Dodge Dart. Although it borrowed heavily from the sister Plymouth line, the new Dart found favor with...
Classic badge returns to market after 37 year hiatus in the 2013 Dodge Dart

MG 2012 sets attendance records, huge success

The Peachtree MG Registry of Atlanta completed their hosting of the North American MGB Register (NAMGBR) National Convention this past Sunday in Dillard, GA at the Dillard House Inn & Resort (www.dillardhouse.com ). The event showed a record...
MG 2012 sets attendance records, huge success

The Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Click here for the video

By Miguel Caparros

One of the true automotive icons. The Daytona enjoyed a long tun being in production from 1968 to 1976. A true Super Car, even by today's standards, the 365 GTB/4 is a car that can be driven comfortably. The car designation from Ferrari was the 365 GTB/4 or GTS/4. The Daytona name apparently was atthached by the press in celebration of Ferrari's 1,2,3 victory at the 24 hrs of Daytona in 1966. A total of 1,284 of this incredible car were produced, Of that number only 122 GTS (Spider) were produced, the first 25 actually started life as Spiders, the rest of the were converted from coupes.

The US cars were slightly de-tuned with lower compression and a more restricted and quieter exhaust. That did not slow the cars much as they still were able to do 0-60 in around 5 seconds and hit a top speed of 170 mph. I can tell you from experience that very few of the U.S. cars stayed in the de-tuned state for long. The Ferrari 4.4 liter (268 CID) V12 was delivered with 347 HP. The Lampardi designed engine was nearing the end of its life, but it had been in production so long and powered so many race winning cars that tuning to 400 HP was easy, all it took was money. For those that wanted the ultimate rush, 450 horsepower was available. If of you thought breaking 200 MPH in a production 1960's car was unlikely, the slippery shape and a 450 hp Daytona could do it with ease. 

There is no question that the 365 GTB/4 and GTS/4 are already in the extremely rare and a pricey category. Prices on these cars are in the clouds and have been so for a long time. A GTS/4 we owned in the late 70's sold in the late 80's at auction for 6 million, yes it was one of the 25. Unlike the similar Maserati Ghibli that is still affordable the Daytona sets the standard as the most Collectible car of the 70's.

 

The Intermeccanica Italia – What A Beauty                                                                                        MARCH 7, 2012 BY  Gullet LEAVE A COMMENT, MyCarQuest.com 

Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica is a car manufacturer, founded by Frank Reisner in 1959 in Italy. The Company later relocated to Canada. Intermeccanica started making speed equipment kits for Renault, Simca, Peugeot and other cars. Free-flow exhaust systems were developed for 50 or more European cars in cooperation with an Italian tube company. In 1966 Intermeccanica decided to build fully assembled cars. The Italia is a Ford V8 powered sports car styled by Bob Cumberford. John Crosthwaite did the chassis design and Genser Forman of New Jersey was the distributor for the United States. 

Both a coupe version and a convertible version were made and approximately 500 of these gorgeous Italias were produced between 1967 and 1972.


Frank Reisner died in 2001 and his son, Henry Reisner, then took over management of the company.

Intermeccanica is one of the few marques profiled in European Style with American Muscle that is still in business today.

This beautiful example of the Italia Spider was at Concorso Italianoin Monterey in 2011.

Intermeccanica was also involved with the Apollo GT, Intermeccanica Omega (Griffith), the Fitch Phoenix, the Intermeccanica Murena (a station wagon), the Intermeccanica Indra and replica Porsche Speedsters.

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