Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday Twister: Best Sub $20k Italian Car

With sad news of the recent devastating earthquake in Italy, we'd like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all affected by nature's wrath.  To support the earthquake victims in Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto you can donate directly to the Italian Red Cross here, or via an English language site that will forward money for you, or via Italian American Relief. In the meantime, post a link to your favorite Italian built car in the comments below.


Kaibeezy found this sweet 1971 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S offered for $19995 in Alameda, CA via craigslist, can you find something better? Comments below.




12 comments:

  1. I'll propose:

    http://db2.smugmug.com/Alfa-Race-Car-for-Sale/n-gmrnh9/

    No personal contact with the car or seller but I'm told the ask is $8500 and the seller is andy dot 1 at musilli dot biz.

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  2. Some of us celebrate Italy on two wheels, from this morning:

    http://i811.photobucket.com/albums/zz32/ducandy/20160825_113227.jpg

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    1. Nice, what a beast! My father brought me up on Ducatis.
      In my little town there is a really cool collector named Guy Webster. He have events sometimes at his private collection.
      Doesn't get better than the Desmosound.

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    2. Even my wife, who is glad that everything I've purchased, since our daughter was born, has 4 wheels, will still turn and look whenever she hears a Ducati rumble by. Nothing makes a father more proud, than having a little girl who can tell the difference between Stevie Ray and Jimi Hendrix or a Honda V-twin and a Ducati!!

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    3. Sean, I have been to Guy's place with my riding club some years ago. Incredible collection. Love Ojai!

      Huns, Ducati's are musical instruments!

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    4. Sean, I have been to Guy's place with my riding club some years ago. Incredible collection. Love Ojai!

      Huns, Ducati's are musical instruments!

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    5. That is awesome! My dream bike is a 916. I know in modern day terms it is very archaic but to me it is just Italian ART.
      I built a little single Duc for ARMA racing but sadly sold it after having kids. I am slightly spooked. For now I just ride Italian bicycles and I am pretty sure it is as dangerous as motorcycles if not more.

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    6. Andy- yes they are. Ducati's are best because they go to 11!

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  3. note the colors on the Italian flag are the same as i used for the DT logo - not a coincidence, i just completely forgot about it until seeing the two next to each other - i made that badge today, a more somber symbol in place of our usual snark - same design as the French flag we've sadly needed a couple of times lately - drive safely

    You must match time’s swiftness with your speed in using it, and you must drink quickly as though from a rapid stream that will not always flow.

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  4. The rather modest Maserati Biturbo has always been a favorite of mine. Perhaps because it seems like an attainable exotic -- at least to a kid growing up in the Midwest. Many examples can be had for under 20k and I think the design holds up 30 years later.

    [image src="http://assets.bauer-wolke.co.uk/imagegen/p/800/-/s3/digital-cougar-assets-uk/MomoAds/2016/07/02/081251/20483_1.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  5. http://ww3.autoscout24.it/classified/283253121?asrc=st|as

    Ferrari V8, lots of wood and leather, good handling. of course it's a high mileage car, but it's the only one with the true automatic gearbox (instead of the flawed F1 gearbox). if you can live with the F1, this is a good plan B:

    http://ww3.autoscout24.it/classified/293354373?asrc=st|as

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  6. 1988 Milano Verde for 10K in the Bay Area.

    [image src="http://images.craigslist.org/00W0W_iotDf6MIgze_1200x900.jpg" width="400px"/]

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