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1993 Ferrari 348 GTB

1993 Ferrari 348
GT Berlinetta

2003 Benelli Tornado Novecento Tre

2003 Benelli Tornado
Novecento Tre

Recently Sold

1989 Bimota YB6 EXUP

1989 Bimota YB6
EXUP

1981 Maserati Merak 3000 SS

1981 Maserati
Merak 3000 SS

Laverda Museum - Cor Dees Motorcycle Collection

Laverda Motorcycles
Museum Collection

1999 Isdera Commendatore 112i

1999 Isdera
Commendatore 112i

Ferrari; il Cavallino Rampante

Enzo Ferrari standing between the highly succesfull 250 and 330 Serie Ferrari Models

Enzo Ferrari with his highly succesfull 250 and 330 Serie Models

Just as an American youngster may want to be a baseball player or a movie star, his Italian counterpart may look to automobile racing or opera singing as the glamour professions.

The red blooded young Italian boy grows up dreaming of becoming another Tazio Nuvolari or Enrico Caruso. They were the heroes and each generation of boys has tried to follow in the footsteps of one or the other. Many succeeded, and Italian names appear regularly on racing programs and in opera casts.

But young Enzo Ferrari wanted to be both a race driver and an opera singer. This iron-willed youth followed these ambitions almost from the day of his birth in 1898.

His father, a music lover, was the proprietor of an ironworks and automobile shop in Modena, and Enzo heard the bass roar of engines as an infant in his cradle. The extraordinary voice of Enrico Caruso was a powerful influence, but so were the racing exploits of Nazarro and Lancia.

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Bimota; Tamburini, the Michelangelo of Motorcycle design

Massimo Tamburini with his 1971 MV Agusta 600 Bimota special

Massimo Tamburini with his 1971 MV Agusta 600 Bimota special

Bimota motorcycles was born by accident, though for superbike enthusiasts the accident was a surprisingly happy event.

In 1966, Valerio Bianchi, Giuseppe Morri and Massimo Tamburini establised Idrotermica Bimota, a heating business in the town of Rimini, on the Adriatic coast, an area of Italy which had long been a center for both racing and motorcycle manufacture.

Tamburini's passion however, was motorcycle design and Massimo modified several local riders' machines to make them faster, lighter and handle better. His efforts were rewarded with success, and before long his work on one particular bike, the MV Agusta 600 four, had gained the admiration of the entire Italian biking fraternity.

Yet, it was an event in the summer of 1972 which was the key to the birth of Bimota; a routine test session at the Misano circuit where Tamburini, his friend Giuseppe Morri and racer Luigi Anelli were testing a Honda CB750. Massimo crashed his Honda Four which left him with three broken ribs.

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Maserati; il Tridente di Bologna

Prototype Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage Carrozzeria Allegretti & Gentilini with Fantuzzi, Moss, Alfieri & Bertocchi - Modena 12 May 1959

Maserati Tipo 60 Birdcage Carrozzeria Allegretti & Gentilini with Fantuzzi, Moss, Alfieri & Bertocchi - Modena 12 May 1959

There were once six brothers in Italy who were artists. Their name was Maserati. One, Mario, worked with paints and canvas. The others made things out of metal.

Fine things with fine engines in them that won races and the respect of all men who admire artistry no matter what form it may take.

Of the five mechanically inclined brothers - Carlo, Bindo, Alfieri, Ettore, and Ernesto - three are still making cars as though they were making watches.

Bindo, Ernesto, and Ettore, however, no longer make the car that bears the family name. They work in Bologna in their hospital-clean, uncluttered shop, building a car called the O.S.C.A., which stands for Officine Specializzate Costruzioni Automobili.

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Classic Car Brokerage; we act on your behalf

We buy, sell, broker, locate, consign and appraise exceptional classic, sports and collector cars, arrange transport, customs formalities and registration.

Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati expertise, though our collection includes a wide variety of other superior motor cars.

Contact us when you are serious about owning or selling a fine classic car. Geneva, Switzerland-based, we serve clients world-wide.

Sold: Cor Dees - Museum Collection of Laverda Motorcycles

Sold: Cor Dees - Laverda Motorcycle Museum Collection

Cor Dees - Museum Collection of Laverda Motorcycles

The entire Museum Collection of Laverda motorcycles and collectibles from renowed collector and marque specialist Cor Dees is now sold.

The collection features 81 motorcycles, scooters and mopeds and covers the complete history of Moto Laverda from 1950 to 2000.

Dees dedication to the Laverda marque has evolved in a second to none display of this North-Italian motorcycle brand. He collected everything related, even artifacts and old machinery showing the agricultural roots of Laverda.

Due to his close friendship with the Laverda family he was able to purchase many of the bikes and associated memorablia directly from the factory. He collected the bikes he liked, and those bikes are significant in the history of Laverda.

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Classic & Collector Cars wanted

We have very qualified clients who've asked us to find the following diverse car. Please advise if you can offer any of these cars.

  • Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Non plexi
  • Lamborghini Miura Engine only

Here you will find the complete list of cars we are looking for.

Naturally, we would pay you finders-fee upon successful closure of a deal.

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We buy, sell, broker, locate, consign and appraise exceptional classic, sports and collector automobiles, arrange transport, customs formalities and registration.

Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati expertise, though our collection includes a wide variety of other superior antique, vintage, prewar and race cars.

Contact us when you are serious about owning or selling a fine classic motor car or motorcycle. Geneva, Switzerland-based, we serve clients world-wide.

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