From the Bartolini Collection – Recently acquired from our 86-year-old friend and machine shop owner with a stack of service records from the last 30 plus years! Sergio bought the Alfa from his friend and client, J.R. Tappan with the intention of modifying it with a poly-cylinder Italian engine, but the years accumulated, and other projects took precedence. We purchased the car in August of 2019 to give it the love it deserved. During engine servicing and maintenance, a kitten was discovered living somewhere in the bowels of the engine compartment. One can imagine the shock experienced by the technician when, on attempting to [...]
This fully restored ’52 MGTD will probably find a new home today just past 1:00pm Pacific for a fraction of its restoration cost on Bring-A-Trailer. Hope you’re all watching as we’d like to keep her in the family! https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1952-mg-td-32/ I drove her home Saturday to continue the run-in of the mechanicals. We have 89 miles now.
We’d heard the new ‘thing’ in fashion models is ‘old dudes’ so we cruised by a senior rec center (ok it was the taproom at Burning Beard Brewing) and found this guy hitting on the ladybeards. Apparently, these guys work cheap—we just keep him in IPA and Connecticut Shade Dominicans and let him cruise old cars. He says he can write (we’ll all be the judge later) When Dr. Peters bought this 250SL from us in ’93 he tucked the flight bag in the trunk he had used as a military flight surgeon. Twenty-five years later the car came back to us, with a gift in the trunk—the flight bag! Except for a paint job it remains unmolested. Incredibly, this fifty-one-year-old still has her original carpet and upholstery, (Doubleclutch says he does too—I don’t know what that means but I’m going to let it go—works cheap, remember?) The car will be ready to go to [...]