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Purple Dino! 1975 Ferrari 308 GT4

Now this one’s a looker! Big black rubber bumpers or not, this 1975 Ferrari “Dino” 308 GT4 has great lines – and an interesting owner story. One of only about 2,800 produced, they were named for family patriarch Enzo… more»

In-Law’s 1966 Alfa Romeo 2600 Garage Find

One of my biggest failings in the car hobby is that when I come across a seriously cool car for peanuts price-wise, I never flip it. I see it as a sign that I should own it, like the… more»

No Reserve: 1981 Fiat Spider 2000

Of all the Italian Sports cars, the Fiat 124 Spider is without a doubt the most underappreciated. The styling was handled by Pininfarina and the twin-cam engine was designed by Aurelio Lampredi. Fiat’s image here in the States likely… more»

One of 147: 1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 5-Speed

Sometimes, I get bogged down in picturing the first few years of a car’s life. This is particularly true for exotic and luxury cars, as they almost always have some sort of incredible beginning with their first owner. This… more»

Andretti Edition: 1977 Alfa Romeo GT

Found in a shop belonging to an Alfa collector who passed away, this 1977 Alfa Romeo GT Andretti Edition is now for sale on craigslist for $7500. The car has been sitting for ten years without being started. Its… more»

Race Car for the Road: 1985 Ferrari 288 GTO

Only 272 breathtaking examples of the Ferrari 288 GTO were made over three years, from 1984 to 1986. The fastest road car in existence when it was first produced, the 288 GTO was forced off its perch in 1986,… more»

$3,990 New, $4,995 Now: 1988 Yugo GV

Those of us who lived through the eighties all remember the TV commercials for “the lowest-priced car in America.”  That car was the Yugo.  The Yugo was a Yugoslav copy of a Fiat 124 sedan, and its base price… more»

BF Exclusive: Rare 1963 Apollo 5000 GT

UPDATE – The seller has decided to lower their asking price! For a truly cosmopolitan approach to automobile manufacturing, look no further than the ultra-rare Apollo. The brainchild of Californian Milt Brown, the Apollo was conceived in 1961 when… more»

Low Mileage 2+2: 2001 Ferrari 456GT

In the 1970s, the Italian sports car manufacturers seemed to be churning out a fair number of GT-style cars with rear seats. For the longest time, you could purchase these V8- and V12-powered 2+2s for far less than a… more»

Cheap Wheels? 1981 Chevrolet Camaro Berlinetta

The 1981 model year was the swan song for the second-generation Chevy Camaro. After 12 years in production, the design had run its course (sales were down by more than half in just two years). The Berlinetta was the… more»

Pair of Project 1970s Alfa Romeo Spiders

The Spider enjoyed a lengthy run as an Alfa Romeo 2-seat roadster from 1966 to 1993. Italian-built, it was a front-engine, rear-wheel drive vehicle that was the successor to the Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider. The second series (or generation)… more»

Don’t Fuggetabout It: 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider

When the asking price of a car is $8,900, but the title of the ad selling it is “Will Consider Reasonable Offers,” what do you think that car will go for? Mitchell G presents us with this fine tip… more»

Modern Classic: 1985 Ferrari 308 GTS

If you want to own an iconic 1980s sports car, it’s hard to go wrong with a Ferrari 308. From the classic looks that make it instantly recognizable by even the most uninformed spectator to the reputation it has… more»

1 of 74: 1990 Yugo GVC Cabrio

A lot of folks would normally get excited over a car that saw sales of maybe 74 copies. But this one is a Yugo, one of the most maligned automobiles of the 1980s. They were notorious for their poor… more»

The Economical Maserati? 1975 Merak

I am learning that I don’t know my Maseratis (and there’s a lot of other car stuff that I don’t know either), but the Merak (’72-’83) is a new one for me. I’m familiar with the Bora but don’t… more»

Owned by Abarth: 1961 Ferrari 250GT Coupe

A few days ago, we wrote about the legendary collection of Ferraris found that were originally exposed when a hurricane blew down the barn they were stored in. As much as we write about the seemingly dwindling chances of… more»