Tag Archives: 1972

sighting of the day. Cougar.

The most desirable Mercury Cougars are the 1967 and 1968 versions (1st design); after which the Cougar progressively became bigger, bulkier, and overall worse.  That being said, sometimes in the right light in Brooklyn, when one sees a ‘lost’ Cougar like this 1973 (i’m estimating)….it looks absurdly large and early 70s in a cool way.  Vinyl roof, chrome wheels, and look at the size of that trunk lined complete with flying buttresses!  Pimptastic….and funky.

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1972/euro sedans.

A new feature on IEDEI, i’m just gonna pick a random year and find different cars from different marques—to compare how differently companies were moving with their directions…many of these were designs these brands had JUST introduced.  From the ugly Alfa Romeo Giulia to the progressive BMW E12 and Saab 99 to the bizarrely futuristic NSU Ro80—-1972 was full of ‘interesting’ european sedans.

1972

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (116 Series):

 

BMW E12 5-series:

 

Audi 100 LS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo 144

 

Saab 99:

 

NSU Ro80:

 

Alfa Romeo Giulia:


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the Maserati Bora that never raced Le Mans.

The Maserati Bora is a classy 70s supercar in my mind—and i’ve always thought of it as the ‘kind, gentle, relaxed’ 70s italian supercar—-with its soft lines, non-aggressive stance, and its non-angry look.  Compared to other 70s italian supercars, the Bora (as well as its sister car Merak) have generally come across as the gentleman in a fine wool blazer compared to its riotous peers in gold chains and silk shirts.

What I never knew is that in 1973, Maserati was set to enter the Bora into Le Mans as part of the gran touring class.  Its competition would have surely been the likes of the Ferrari Daytona which had won in 1972.   As i’ve understood the story from QV500.com, Maserati needed to sell 500 Boras to get it homologated for these 1973 races—-which they obviously didn’t do.  Additionally the car didn’t meet the ‘other’ standards for other classes—-meaning that the Bora Competizione (or Bora GR4 or Bora Group 4) never made it onto the the starting grid, and this car was lost into the archives of 70s mystery cars.  I wasn’t even aware of this car, until I stumbled across a photo of a strange looking Bora, which upon investigation resulted in a search which yielded minimal photos, information, or data.   The QV500.com site had the best bit of info on the car I could find, and you can head over there to read their concise writeup about the car in question:

http://212.227.190.137/maseratiborap2.php

 

here are some photos was able to scavenge online, with many of them credited to a gentleman named Andreas Birner

more photos by Birner can be found here:

http://www.maserati.org.au/gallery/MASERATI/RACE_Cars/Bora_GrpIV_gallery.html

other photos:

more info and pics:

http://www.leblogauto.com/2010/06/breve-rencontre-maserati-bora-competizione.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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foto of the day. Jarama “Bob”

This was the special edition Lamborghini Jarama GT modified by Bob Wallace in 1972:

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foto of the day. fulvia.

1972 Lancia Fulvia 1.6 HF. driven by Harry Kallstrom during the 1972 rally season.

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foto of the day. 2.7 RS

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1972 Porsche 911 2.7RS


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foto of the day. 3.0 CSL

1971 BMW 3.0 CSL.

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foto of the day. 11162009

What a weird photo.  1972 Alfa Romeo 1750 GTV.

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eBay eye: ’71 Lancia Fulvia Zagato.

Definitely don’t see many of these on sale in the US market…and this one looks pretty great…if only I had some loot burning a whole in my pocket, i’d get in on one of my all-time favourite Lancias.

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AUCTION —

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320445395824&viewitem=#v4-36

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foto of the day.

1973 Porsche 911 RSR

click foto 2 times to get hi-res.

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auctionwatch: Lancia Fulvia 1.3s

 

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Ahhhhh, if I only had the $$$—-i’d be ALL OVER THIS!  A beautiful example of a 1973 Lancia Fulvia 1.3S and what the owner is calling the “Monte Carlo Edition”.

Check out the auction for more pictures and information

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150384040959&viewitem=#ht_500wt_924

 

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Alfa laps Sandown.

What a sound……yep.

Vodpod videos no longer available.
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1971 Dodge Challenger Review (vintage)

Don’t you wish american TV still had cool shows like this around? How entertaining……

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KPGC10 Skyline GT-R Video

As you know, I am a HUGE fan of the early 70s KPGC10 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Screw the ‘new’ Skylines. This is the one I want!

Here’s a great video i found on t’Tube. (except for the soundtrack, which has been brought straight from 80s japanese HELL!)

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