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Introduced in 1959, Vignale's Maserati 3500GT Spyder was the creation of Giovanni Michelotti, at that time
the company's star designer. The spyder lasted in production until 1964, by which time only 245 cars had
The 1962 Lancia Flaminia Sport 3C (€400,000-500,000) is one of fewer than 400 Sport Zagatos made, and
features the Milanese house’s renowned ‘double bubble’ roof, designed to eke out extra headroom without
compromising the sleek, elegant design of the motor car. It is one of the finest examples of the old-style
Lancia designs, and has been meticulously maintained since its extensive (1,750 hours) and professional
restoration in the early 90s. Timeless Italian style paired with a highly-desirable and rare specification make
this an ideal addition to any admirer and collector of classic Italian motor cars.
A beautiful Italian rarity is the 1967 De Tomaso Vallelunga Berlinetta (€200,000-250,000), one of only 50
made. The exquisite coupé was the first car from De Tomaso, and was named after the Italian circuit where
the company’s founder, Alejandro de Tomaso, raced during the 60s.This example is exceptionally original and
presented in unrestored condition, right down to the paintwork. An under-rated and beautifully performing
coupé, it is eligible for a wide variety of the most prestigious historic motoring events.
From Maranello, a 2001 Ferrari 550 Barchetta (€310,000-360,000) and a 1971 Ferrari Dino 246 GT
Bertlinetta (€200,000-250,000) will cross the rostrum. A true Ferrari roadster, only 448 of the 550 Barchetta
were produced, making them a rare site at auction. A slightly more common sight, but nevertheless a
beautiful one, is the Dino. This M-series example was delivered new to Genoa, Italy before heading to the
USA for a full restoration in 2012. Currently part of the vendor’s extensive private collection in the UK, this is a
true driver’s car and one which should form a part of every serious Ferrari collection.
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