Fast Tango in Paris: Rétromobile 2013



Paris Rétromobile kicks off the European season. With auctions, quality trade stands, dealer and manufacturer displays, it’s one of those must-do events. Classic Driver looks at some of the highlights.


The 2013 Paris Rétromobile Week Auctions: Preview



Both Artcurial and Bonhams will conduct collectors’ car sales in Paris, timed to coincide with the annual Rétromobile exhibition. Between the two, over 260 cars will be offered for sale, many ‘Without Reserve’. more >>


Triple Le Mans Entry 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C to Star at Rétromobile 2013



One of the dozen genuine ‘Competizione’ long-nose Ferrari 275 GTBs is set to wow visitors to this year’s Paris Rétromobile exhibition. It will take pride of place on Classic Driver dealer Fiskens’ stand. more >>


1953 Fiat ‘Otto Vu’ Coupé by Vignale: One of thirteen



Fiat’s 8V, or ‘Otto Vu’ in Italian, is now considered to be one of the most desirable cars from the early 1950s. A variety of body styles were offered, including versions by Ghia and Zagato. This Vignale-styled 8V coupé is one of the most attractive. more >>


Still a Record-Breaker: 50cc Garelli Monza Special



Size does not matter. So we are told. But for international record-breaking it’s all-important and, if you’ve ever wondered what the best average speed a tiny 50cc bike could achieve over 24 hours, well, it’s 108.834km/h (67.59mph) and this is the bike that achieved it. more >>


Packing for Paris: ‘La Lollo’ wasn’t one to travel light



When two goddesses come face to face, there can be problems. Not in this instance, however, since the goddesses in question were film star Gina Lollobrigida and the Citroën ‘Déesse’ and who – judging by this photograph – understood each other well. more >>


The Ultimate ‘Gate Guardian’ - Mirage V



This will frighten the neighbours. ‘Beware of the Dog’ and ‘Premises Alarmed’ signs are soooo last year. What you need to scare away intruders is an ex-Belgian Air Force fighter jet. more >>


Classic Driver Dealer Marreyt Classics: Rétromobile, here we come!



Three exotic Italian classics, including this 1949 Fiat 1100 E with one-off coachwork by Ghia, will be found on Belgian dealer Marreyt Classics’ stand at Rétromobile 2013. more >>


Text: Classic Driver