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Italian Car Day, Bristol


Alfa Romeo Montreal

Alfa Romeo Montreal

Lamborghini

Lamborghini

Alfa Romeo Ambulance

Alfa Romeo Ambulance

Fiat Dino Cabriolet

Fiat Dino Cabriolet

 

Bristol ľ 28 April 2007

The De Tomaso group was impressive with a fine array of Panteras, a Mangusta and a pair of Deauvilles, one of which was an extremely rare cabriolet. A short distance away was a sextet of Fiat Dinos, three each of coupe and spider versions, whilst with the Lancia line-up it was spot the real Stratos amongst the Hawk replicas! Lamborghini was represented by a Countach and a pair of Diablos, Maseratis were well represented, and there was a strong Ferrari contingent which included a pair of silver 275 GTBs, one of which sported a yellow stripe wrapping around the grille opening at the front. The star attraction for most of the spectators, judging by the crowds around it, was a lurid metallic orange Pagani Zonda S, which was literally swamped when the owner started the engine, its strident note bouncing off the walls of the nearby buildings to produce a surround sound effect.

However, it was not all exotic machinery, as there were numerous examples of more humble Italian machinery, ranging through scooters, motorcycles, Fiats of varying age and size, to a couple of military Alfa Romeos. Whilst on the subject of Alfa Romeos, they probably had the most eclectic display, as apart from the previously mentioned military examples, there was a wide selection Giulias, Guiliettas, SZs, a trio of Montreals, a 1300 Zagato, together with a beautiful Touring bodied 1900 C Super Sprint and a 1929 6C 1750 Super Sport.

Keith Bluemel