Monday, June 03, 2019

The 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d'Este

1953 Abarth 205 Sport 1100

the 1967 Gyro X last seen here:

the O.S.C.A. MT4 with the body by Frua and Morelli, was one of the most successful cars in the Sport category, continuing to win for over a decade, achieving the last victory, a first class, at the 500km of the Mugello in 1966.

Founded by the brothers Ernesto and Bindo Maserati after having sold the homonymous company to the Orsi family, the "Officine Specializzate Costruzione Automobili", aka O.S.C.A., began to produce cars based on the evolution of the Maserati 4CL: the abbreviation MT4 in fact means "Maserati Type 4"

Designed by the Pontiac engineer Herb Adams in the first half of the 60s, the Vivant 77 was a project of considerable

Built from scratch in Adams' garage, the Vivant was an interesting prototype powered by a 370 cubic-inch Pontiac V8 engine and equipped with Corvette C2 suspension and Kelsey-Hayes Bonneville wheels.

The body was made of aluminum by the "Beatles of Troy, Michigan" a trio of Englishmen - Harry Kennedy, Jack Henser and John Glover - famous in the American hot rod scene for their great job. It had only one appearance at the Detroit Autorama in 1966

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