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Ape
Sunday, December 23TH, 2012 by Glauco
Ape (Photo from Wikipedia) American tourists, being used to large pick-up truks are always amazed when they see this little micro truck roaming around all the small towns in Italy.  This micro truck has been an essential business transportation since post WW2 Italy.  Outside the main cities Italy has thousands of small town most of the designed in the medieval times , many of them on top of a hill or mountain to better defend against invaders. These town have small, small streets where the Ape is King. The "Ape," (pronounced 'Ah-pay') which literally translates into the "Bee,"  is an...
Giulietta 1300
Monday, January 24TH, 2011 by ancos
In 1964 Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo introduced a range of small cars: the Giulia 1300, 1300TI and the 1300 Super. These three versions of the Giulia all came in a four-door design and a version of a twin-cam 1290 cc engine. The cars came with five-speed transmission and front disc brakes with the TI having more power at 82bhp. Between 1964 and 1972 over a quarter of a million Giulia 1300s were manufactured.   <strong><strong>Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ (Sprint Zagato)</strong></strong> The Giulia 1300 The 1300 was a compact and economical card that was...
Lancia Flavia
Saturday, January 22TH, 2011 by ancos
Lancia Flavia 1967 The Lancia Flavia was a medium-sized luxury car first launched at the Turin Motor Show in 1960 with a 1500 cc engine. The car was manufactured by Lancia and by 1961 would be introduced into all major European markets. The Cabriolet and Coupe versions, developed by Pininfarina, were also soon introduced along with a few specials like the Zagato Coupe, which was quite eye catching. The performance of the Lancia Flavia improved consistently for the next decade as the manufacturing company kept increasing the size of the engine until it reached its final mark of 2000 cc. The...
Fiat 128
Monday, January 03TH, 2011 by ancos
An alternative to many of the smaller models produced by Fiat, the 128 is a car designed for families. Launched in 1969 the 128 was to be produced until 1985. Though the overall look and styling of the car was quite similar to both the Fiat 124 and Fiat 125, the 128 was very influential because of its engineering, as the model became a pioneer in the front wheel drive design revolutionized by Fiat. Like the Mini, the 128 had a transverse mounted engine, though the main breakthrough for the car was the use of drive shafts that were unequal in length. The unequal drive shafts allowed the...
Fiat 127
Tuesday, December 28TH, 2010 by ancos
Fiat 127 - Photo Courtesy of SSt/Wikimedia The Fiat 127 first appeared in the Italian marketplace in 1971 to replace the popular 850 model. The Fiat 127 was to be produced until 1983 when it was replaced by the Fiat Uno. Originally the 127 was only available as a two-door and it would later be produced as a three-door hatchback. The hatchback was similar to the original in style and featured folding seats and a rear door. The 127 was the first supermini hatchback to roll off at the Fiat manufacturing line.   Specifications The 127 had front wheel drive and a state of the art transverse...
Fiat 600
Tuesday, December 28TH, 2010 by ancos
Fiat 600 D - 1955 - Photo Courtesy of selbst/Wikimedia The Fiat 600 (Seicento in Italian) is a city car first built by the Italian car manufacturer Fiat in 1955. Production of the 600, the first rear engine car of its time, continued until 1969. When it was first launched, the diminutive 600 (it was originally only 3.22 meters long!) cost approximately 590,000 lira or 6700 Euro. Between 1955 and 1969, 6,604,000 Fiat 600s were built at what is now Fiat's Mirafiori plant. During the 60s, 70s and the 80s, the 600 also became very popular in Spain and where it was known as the SEAT 600 and a...
Fiat 850
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  1973 FIAT 850 Sport Spider The Fiat 850 is a small rear wheel drive car with a rear engine, which was produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat from 1964 to 1973. At the time the car was first launched, Fiat was already a largely popular car maker with successful models in Italy and other parts of the world. The technical design of the Fiat 850 was a evolution of the Fiat 600, with an 850 engine capacity while the 600 had an engine with 843 cc. The Fiat 850 was available in two versions. The standard version had 34 hp while the super model had 37 hp. The maximum speed of the 850 was 78...
Fiat 126
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
    Fiat 126 - Photo courtesy of Camilla_Giribardi/WikimediaFiat 126 is a small city car that was first been launched in 1972 at the Turin Motor Show. The highly popular Fiat 500 was replaced by the Fiat 126. Later on the Fiat 126 was replaced by the Fiat Cinquecento, which was a front engine, in 1993. The 126 was produced in Poland as the Polski Fiat 126p until the year 2000.   Specifications Fiat 126 had many of the same mechanical specifications as the Fiat 500 as well as the same wheel base, however, the body shell was newly designed was more similar to the 127. The capacity of the...
Fiat Topolino 500
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Fiat Topolino 500 - 1939 - Photo courtesy of Friviere/Wikimedia   Topolino or "Little Mouse" is the nickname given to the Fiat 500, which was the smallest car in the world when it was first produced in 1937. The last 500 came off the line in 1975, and today the tiny machines have become instantly recognizable symbols of Italy.  Fiat 500 Topolino. Specifications When first produced the car was equipped with a 569 cc four- cylinder engine complete with side walve and water cooling mechanism. The car's engine was located in front of its front axle and the radiator was mounted behind the...
Lancia Fulvia
Monday, January 18TH, 2010 by ancos
  Lancia Fulvia Coupè 1,6 HF 1971 - Rally del Corallo, Sardinia, 2009   At the 1963 Geneva Motor Show the Italian car manufacturer Lancia introduced the Fulvia, a model they would produce until 1976. Fulvia cars are well known in automobile history and won the International Rally Championship in 1972. While testing this car and its engine in 1967 Road & Track magazine described the car as being a precise machine with state of the art engineering.  lancia fulvia. Specifications Antonia Fessia designed the Fulvia Berlina to replace the Lancia Appia, although the cars did not have any...

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