31 October 2014

Autoclásica Show 2014, Part 2

Words: Amazosan
Photos: FJSigma

As promised, part two of those amazing Autoclásica Show pictures. Sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin.

Alfa 1900 Sprint:

1960 Giulietta Spider:

Two Mercedes 300SL:

And the lower-caste 190SL brethren:

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet, body by Pininfarina:

No reason not to believe it's real...

1950 Ferrari 166 Inter, body by Vignale:

Carupa Racing Celica:

And this Fiat 125 is pretty decent too:

Early Karmann Ghia:

NSU Sport Prinz, designed by Franco Scaglione at Bertone studios in Turin:

Can't get enough of that 600 love:

And an Abarth for added kick:

A DB4GT? Argentina's got eeeverything:

Fiat 1500 O.S.C.A. Spider. Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili was a company started by three of the Maserati brothers after they had sold the company to the Orsi family:

Stallion hind quarter ensemble:

It just wouldn't do to not have DeTomaso's in their spiritual homeland:

Up until I saw these pics, I didn't know this car existed, but I want one, badly. To quote Wikipedia:

'The Institec Justicialista was a line of cars produced by the government of Argentina through its IAME (Industrias Aeronáuticas y Mecánicas del Estado) from 1954 to 1955 as an early attempt to form an Argentine automotive industry. It used a front engine, front wheel drive layout with a two-stroke two-cylinder engine derived from a German DKW design with a conventional metal body. Due to the insistence of General Peron to have a sports car version made, a fiberglass two seat version was available as a coupe or roadster and featured a 1.5 liter air-cooled Porsche flat-four and a Porsche four-speed gearbox driving the front wheels. When General Peron was overthrown in 1955, the project was abandoned leading to the gradual disappearance of the Justicialista. It was later briefly revived as the short lived Wartburg powered Graciela.'

And they also did a Crosley-eque pick-up too:

Peugeot D3 van; originally produced by Chenard-Walcker, it was then produced by Peugeot up to 1965 after they had acquired Chenard-Walcker in 1950:

While this Citroen 2CV van makes a good counterpart to the D3:

Volvo C202 military vehicle:

And a more distinctly civilian 240GT:

Ford Motor Argentina was founded in Buenos Aires in 1913, so this looks like a Argentine original:

More equines grazing on the pampas:

...while this oddity seems to be mooching around on it's lonesome. No idea where that front comes from, but I'mm loving this:

They've got quite the hot rod scene in Argentina:

1961-64 Caddy series 75 Fleetwood:

These Novas looks like they do go:

Porsche 550 Spyder replica; real 911 Targa:

And down the road, some blood relatives:

Thats a big rig- wait, what?

1967 Plymouth Fury convertible:

Argentine Renault Dauphine (made by Industrias Kaiser Argentina); note the additional bars over and under the bumpers, due to Argentine safety law. The car was produced there from 1960-1970. And better still, three of these are Gordinis:

Lambretta 125, manufactured under licence by Siam Di Tella  in Argentina as a Siambretta:

Sevel-built Fiat 147 IAVA Sorpasso; roughly equivalent to a Fiat 127 Abarth, if such a thing had existed:

And two examples of Fiat 128; it lived a long life in Argentina, being built in various forms (including a unique-to-Argentina five-door estate) and various facelifts from 1971 to 1990:

Surprisingly, no BMWs in this thread, until now; heres a 700 and an Isetta, mingling with the bubble cars: Bambi (Argentinian-built Fuldamobil) Goggomobil, and two unknown cars flanking an Isetta:

Time-weathered Aston DB2/4: