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Ferrari P4-5 Competizione Scuderia Cameron-Glickenhaus

Back in 2006 James Glickenhaus and Pininfarina gave us the one-off P4/5 by Pininfarina, a rebodied Ferrari Enzo. Shortly after the first images were released, I loaded one of the photos in Photoshop and made an impression of how a 'Competizione' version could look. I used this opportunity to pay homage to Luigi Chinetti's legendary North American Racing Team (N.A.R.T.) and for the enjoyment of James (Jim) Glickenhaus and the many P4/5 Tifosi, I posted the digital rendering on FerrariChat.com. Good ideas never come alone, as it now appears, because when Jim manages to find a major sponsor, this car is actually going to become reality! "There are a LOT of stars that would have to align for this to happen but it's not impossible," Jim stated.
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Masters of Light
April 17, 1930, Brescia. The late Elio Zagato learned his trade from the very best.

Zagato Alfa Romeo 6C GS 1930 Mille Miglia

In an awesome demonstration of speed, reliability and advanced design, Alfa Romeo 6C 1750s, all with ultra-light bodies by Zagato, won the first four places in the 1000-mile Italian marathon known as the Mille Miglia. It came as little surprise to master coachbuilder Ugo Zagato, for he had seen it before; Alfa Romeo Zagatos had already won the epic event in 1928 and 1929. Still, by any standards, the 1930 sweep was an astounding feat. Overnight, Alfa Romeo became synonymous with speed, and the Milanese coachbuilder became famous for his weight cheating, “spider” bodywork. “With body by Zagato” would become the catch-phrase of a generation who wanted the latest in beautiful, lightweight competition and grand touring cars.

But what exactly was this type of construction, this ultra light bodywork? How was it unique and how did it differ from the similarly famous Touring construction? And who was Ugo Zagato, whose name would become famous throughout the world as a master of light?
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Support Spyker, buy a Rolls-Royce
Jarvis Rolls-Royce Phantom I 17EX

RM Auctions will hammer off some very exclusive classic motor cars in London, October the 28th. One of which is the experimental Rolls-Royce New Phantom 17EX bodied by Jarvis & Sons. This car is being offered without reserve by Victor R. Muller, CEO of the revived Dutch automobile brand Spyker.
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Elio Zagato 1921-2009
Elio Zagato RIP 1921 - 2009

Dr. Elio Zagato, son of the founder of the famous Milanese Atelier, Ugo Zagato, passed away yesterday, the 15th of September 2009, at the age of 88.
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Bugatti Mulsanne / Bentley Galibier ?
Bugatti 16C Galibier

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. presented customers with the "all new" Bentley...ehr... Bugatti 16C Galibier concept. What the...?! Has Bugatti become a coachbuilder now?
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Novelties in new Zagato book
Zagato book

Ever knew a Barchetta-sister to the lovely Ferrari 575 GTZ existed? Or a Porsche 356 Barchetta Zagato? You’ll find these and much more in a new Zagato book.
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Another Italian Aston Martin Shooting Brake
Aston Martin EG Shooting Brake

Two years long this car has been hidden from the internet, but thanks to a keen reader on his way in Italy we have some shots of the unique Aston Martin EG. All the missing information is there now, too.
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Rolls-Royce museum sells out
Star of India

It is strange, perhaps, that a marque, as eloquent as Rolls-Royce doesn’t have a museum of its own. Fortunately, some privateers have devoted a museum to the noble marque. One of them now sells out its complete collection.
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Please...
Bentley Mulsanne coachbuild

Oh please do!
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Viper sheds skin to become a Devon GTX
Devon GTX, Viper based supercar.

What you see here is the brand new Devon GTX, the first vehicle from California-based industrial design house Devon Motorworks. The Viper-based supercar was introduced during this year's Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
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Pics & vids: Schloß Dyck Classic Days 2009
Schloss Dyck 2009

In the first weekend of August, the 4th annual Classic Days were held at Schloß Dyck in Germany. Roaring engines, wining turbos and squeeling tires were to be heard around the closed track while the peaceful botanic gardens provided a very nice scenery for the Concours d’Elegance "Jewels in the Park". See the Concours' entry list here.
Our main interest was, of course, with the coachbuilt Jewels.
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