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Old 26th November 2007, 15:04   #1816
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Yes Karl. ID:395 is indeed a 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe Sedan.

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Old 26th November 2007, 19:25   #1817
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Default ID:397; Fiat Tredicicento Familiare

@kkr2k2, the pic you are showing of the red and white car is a 1966 Fiat 2300B Familiare estate, with a 6-cylinder engine.



It is wrongly labelled as a Fiat (Seat) 1500 Estate in:
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/142...47402574yIgQrj

@ajmat, ID:397 is a 1961-66 Fiat 1300 Familiare estate. It had a 1,295 cc OHV engine that output a max. of 65 bhp @ 5,200 rpm.

Here is the original pic.



Here is a pristine Fiat 1300 Familiare.

And here are the 1300 and 1500 Fiats which differed in engine, grille and trim.



Meant to bridge the Fiat 1100D/1100R and the six-cylinder Fiat 1800, the Fiat 1300/1500 derived inspiration from the Chevrolet Corvair -- from its quad headlamps to the Nokia N73-like tapered hull.

It came with disc brakes on the front wheels and drums on the rear, and a modern tilt-angle steering wheel. It also was Fiat's first car with combination, vinyl and fabric upholstery.



The 1300 familare estate was presented at the Turin Motor Show, and was ordered by the Italian police "Polizia".

The 1300 was retired in 1966 and the 1500, one year later in 1967.

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Old 26th November 2007, 20:28   #1818
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Here is a 1962 Fiat Tredicicento (1300) sedan in Italian state police (Polizia di Stato) olive-drab livery, with blue light and two carabinieri.



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Guess the year, make, model and owner of this Red open top coupe.
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Guess the year, make, model and owner of this Red open top coupe.
ID:398 is a
1925 Fiat Corsa 501 S owned by Dr. Vijay Mallaya
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1925 Fiat Corsa 501 S owned by Dr. Vijay Mallaya
Spot on sir!

You can read more about it here.

Long time no see - Rosso Corsa! - Business Standard Motoring
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Spot on sir!

You can read more about it here.

Long time no see - Rosso Corsa! - Business Standard Motoring
Does'nt Rosso mean Red in Italian ?? Is that why its called the Rosso Corsa?
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Does'nt Rosso mean Red in Italian ?? Is that why its called the Rosso Corsa?
Right again. The Italians sure love their Rosso dont they?
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What is it? And therfore whats special about it?
cheers dread.
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What is it? And therfore whats special about it?
cheers dread.
its a Ferrari horsy is so visible dude! its probably a formula 1 or formula yester-year car?!
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What is it? And therfore whats special about it?
cheers dread.
1951 Ferrari 500F2.????
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What is it? And therfore whats special about it?
cheers dread.
Thats too early to be a Ferrari...Id say its an Alfa Romeo from the days when Enzo was running the show.
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Is that Enzo Ferrari himself driving that car?
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Certainly looks like him.
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its a Ferrari horsy is so visible dude! its probably a formula 1 or formula yester-year car?!
Don't get carried away by the Ferrari horsey !



Didn't you think the body style is a vintage Grand Prix style too old to be any Ferrari?

ID:399 is a 1935 Alfa Romeo Bimotore.



It was a racing car built by Enzo Ferrari (he was at that time just a race-team manager working for Alfa Romeo).
The car was built jointly with Luigi Bazzi.

It had two 3165 cc engines, one in the front and one in the rear, totalling 6330 cc and putting out 540 bhp. Each engine had its own separate driveshaft, driving a common fundu gear box that accepted two input shafts and drove two output shafts -- one to each rear wheel ! Was the world's first racing car to use the Dubonnet independent trailing arm front suspension. It drank fuel and wore out tires like crazy. It could maintain an average speed of 323 km/h in the Grand Prix and peak out at 364 km/h.
However, while it was faster than the Mercedes W25B that it competed against, pit stop times killed its competitiveness.

Why does the car wear the yellow Ferrari blazon with black prancing horse on its flank?
Long before Enzo Ferrari built cars under his own brand, he founded the Scuderia Ferrari Grand Prix motor racing team as an employee of Alfa Romeo. (Scuderia in Italian means Stable). He started out building and racing Alfa Romeo racing cars!

Enzo Ferrari's friend Francesco Baracca was a World War One, fighter pilot who used the symbol of the black prancing horse on yellow background on his Spad fighter plane. When he died in his fighter plane crash, Baracca's mother asked Enzo to use the emblem as a symbol of sportsmanship, gallantry and boldness!

Scuderia Ferrari was founded in 1929, and raced for Alfa Romeo until 1939.

Where is this picture taken?
At Donington Park race track in NW Leicestershire, UK. It has a fabulous museum with the world's largest collection of old Grand Prix racing cars. The museum is called the Donington Grand Prix Collection.



There is also a mounted world-war-two Spitfire fighter plane at the Donington Park race trackside.



Donington Park actually charges you a small fee to let you drive one of their Ferraris, Porsches and racing bikes on their race track circuits.

They train you on racing saloons and if you pass their tests, they'll actually let you drive one of their Grand Prix racers!

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