Restoration: Ferrari 246 GT (Dino)
The Dino 246 was the first Ferrari rear-engined motor (evolution of the 206) built between 1969 and 1973. Its model number consisted of the first two figures indicating the displacement and the third indicating the number of cylinders. It was produced in 2 versions, coupé (GT) and spyder (GTS) being very successful. The body was designed by Pininfarina designer Aldo Brovarone and the engine was derived from the latest sports engine designed by Dino Ferrari, who died in 1956. It was a 6-cylinder 65 ° V transverse, the first engine of this type mounted on a vehicle of the house of Maranello that had, until then, always preferred 12-cylinder engines. For this fact it was also called a Ferrari "baby" but its performance made many other models with more fractioned engines envious and the public decreed its success with a production of over 3,500 units, important numbers for that period.
Restoration: Mercedes-Benz 230 SL
The 190 SL, which had enjoyed wide acceptance for several years, was aging and the Stuttgart House decided to start designing a new spyder (improperly called a roadster). The project was born around 1961: three were the demands of the Daimler-Benz top management towards the managers of the various departments involved in the project: the car had to be bright, comfortable and spacious; it had to be realized by drawing on the greatest possible number of resources already available and finally it had to have an attractive line. As far as the mechanics were concerned, the car was chosen to be based on the shortened floor of the 220 SEb W111, but equipped with a more powerful engine made starting from the 2.2 liter M180 that was already had and that was already used to always equip the Heckflosse. and the bodywork, instead, took advantage of the value of the team of designers led by Paul Bracq, under the supervision of Friedrich Geiger.
Restoration: Porsche 356 SC
a Porsche 356 is a car model, both coupe and roadster, produced by Porsche without interruption from 1948 to 1966. It can be considered the first "series" model produced by the Stuttgart company.
In just under twenty years, several versions have followed one another, with different engines. The name "Carrera" appeared for the first time on the most powerful versions of the 356, those with double overhead camshafts:
1948-1951: 356 Superleggera
1950-1955: Pre-A or T0
1952: America Roadster
1963-1966: C and SC