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Post by scimjim » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:19 pm

From carstyling.ru

The Ghia Serenissima / Aghema / Agena (G9)
The Serenissima Ghia (also known as the Aghema) was a mid-engined GT concept car designed by Tom Tjaarda and displayed at Turin in 1968. The car featured a 3 litre V8 engine.

Scuderia Serenissima was a successful auto racing team in the early 1960s. Funded by Giovanni Volpi, Serenissima used Ferraris to much success until the founder financed the exiled Ferrari company, ATS. Thereafter, Enzo Ferrari would no longer sell his cars to Serenissima, so the company turned to De Tomaso, ATS, and Maserati.

The company also developed Formula One cars, using McLaren and Lola chassis. Another V8, developed by Jaguar, found its way into a single-seat closed sports car built by Carrozzeria Sports Cars in 1969. The final Serenissima car was designed by Ghia that same year. Using the same Jaguar V8, the Aghema GT featured modern sharp styling, but never reached production.

Volpi, and thus Serenissima, halted automobile operations before 1970.
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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:53 pm

On an interesting historical diversion, (especially to GTE owners!), arguably the most famous product of Count Volpi's Scuderia Serenissima was the Ferrari "Breadvan", built because Enzo Ferrari refused to sell Count Volpi a GTO, so he went off and built his own anyway! It was designed by Giotto Bizzarrini (designer of the GTO) but based on a 250GT SWB, developed to be lighter, better balanced, and more aerodynamic than the GTO. Here it is on it's way to winning this year's Kinrara Trophy, at the Goodwood Revival:
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Post by scimjim » Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:06 pm

Worth watching the video of the almighty fight it had with an e-type :D


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Post by Roger Pennington » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:18 pm

scimjim wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:06 pm
Worth watching the video of the almighty fight it had with an e-type :D
Yes, it certainly is - in fact virtually all the races were close and exciting :D All should be well worth a second (or even third) look. That was the first race on the programme, and Phil Keen (one of the drivers of the E-type) also took a major role in the very last race on Sunday afternoon (the Sussex Trophy). Worth a look too :D


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Post by Scimher » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:41 am

On Row 10 of the 'TT' race was the 289 Cobra - no. 28 that used to belong to my friend......apparently now owned by Gregoire Audi & co-driven by the ex-GP driver Jean-Pierre Jarier...it had an 'off' on the last lap. Incidentally both Revival progs. are still available on the ITV Hub...

I sat on the passenger floor (no seat in) of that car when aforementioned friend took it for a shakedown through 16/17miles of Cheshire countryside....



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Post by PeteMac » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:55 am

We might want a new "Drop-down headlights" thread :D

Muskat Muskateer for sale in Hawick

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Post by scimjim » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:07 am

Cool :D

I’m definitely going to add “hidden headlights” to this list, there’s some hilarious alternatives to boring old popups :D


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:53 pm

The Triumph based Glenfrome Delta from 1977. Glenfrome are best known for Range Rover conversions.

The Delta was built by Ken Evans and Vivian Hunt on a tubular chassis, clad with an aluminium bodyshell comprising of a bluff nose with pop-up headlamps, and Maserati Merak influenced 'flying buttresses'. Mechanically it relied largely on Triumph componentry, with GT6 wishbones and uprights, the rear being supported by modified semi-trailing links from the recently discontinued 2000 range? A standard Dolomite Sprint engine was mated to a Saab Turbo gearbox and mounted amidships. There were plans for production and a Rover V8.
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Post by PeteMac » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm

The Triumph based Glenfrome Delta from 1977
I like it. Almost like a scaled down Owen Sedanca Jag.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:14 pm

Rather than start a new thread, I've added a new section at the bottom for "hidden headlights" - those that rotate out, down, hidden behind moving panels, moving eyebrows (including those with lights that move slightly), and those where we have no evidence either way yet :D

Abarth 216A Spyder, 1000SP
AC3000ME, 428 Spider II by Frua
Adams Probe 16
Alfa Romeo Iguana, P33 coupe, Caimano, 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Spider & Coupe Speciale Aerodinamica (Pininfarina), 1936 coach type 8C 2900A
AMC Bizzarrini AMX/3
Aston Martin Lagonda
Austin Zanada
Balbo-bodied 1954 Siata 208S coupe
Bitter CD (Opel Coupé Diplomat prototype), SC
Bricklin SV-1
BMW 840/850, M1, E25 Turbo
Bordinat Cobra & Cougar 2
Bradley GT
Buick Y-Job
Burlington Centurion (also called the Urba Centurion and the Quincy-Lynn Centurion 04)
Camber GT
Chevrolet Corvette C2-C5, Indy, Aero Coupe/Scirocco, XP-898, CERV III Concept, Nivola Concept by Bertone, 1963 Corvair Testudo by Bertone, Astro 1
Citroen SM Frua, Olsen BX coupe concept
Cizeta Moroder v16t
Clan Clover and "Irish Clan"
Cord 810/812
Dardo F1.3 & F1.5 (Brazilian GRP X19 copy)
Davrian Imp (various)
De Soto (1946)
Detomaso Pantera, Guara, Montella concept (1973), Zonda
Dodge Daytona (1987-1991) - the Shelby Z turbo II version was sold in Europe as the Chrysler GS Turbo II, Charger Daytona (1969) & 1969 Super Charger concept car, Diamante
Eagle SS
Elva GT160
Ferrari F40, 208, 288, 308 (& rainbow concept car), 328, 348, 355, late (post 71?) 365 (Daytona/California), 375 MM Pinin Farina Coupe Speciale, 400 (and PPG Concept by I.DE.A), 408 Integrale Concept by I.DE.A, 412, 456,Testarossa, 512TR, Mondial, 512S Berlinetta Speciale (concept), CR25 (Pininfarina), Meera S (michelotti)
Fiat X1/9 (& Bertone), 125 Vignale "Samantha", 850 Dart Special Coupe Concept by Vignale, Abarth 2000 Scorpione, dino parigi by Pininfarina
Ford Probe (& 1979 Probe 1 concept car), 77 Thunderbird, SA30 (also badged Tickford), 1962 Mustang showcar
Gemballa Avalanche
Geo Storm
Ghia Serenissima "Aghema"
Ginetta G26 / G27 / G31 / G32 / G33
Glenfrome Delta
Gold Cirrus
GP Talon
Griffon LB
Gyro Transport Systems GyroX
Hofstetter Cortada Turbo
Holden Hurricane RD001, Torana GTR-X
Honda Prelude (2nd & 3rd gen), (Acura) NSX, (Acura) Integra (1st gen)
Ikenga (mk2 only?)
Imposter (Imp based special based on a Silva Llama chassis)
intermeccanica Indra
Iso Grifo, Lele, Varedo
Jaguar XJR15
Kelly Python
Lamborghini Miura, Countach, Diablo (90-99), Urraco, Islero, Jalpa, Silhouette, Athon, Bravo
Lancia Stratos, Beta Mizar, Beta FF V Concept, Fulvia 1600 Competizione Concept by Ghia, Sibilo, Medusa
Ligier JS2, 1976 R14 prototype JS-6 "Ika"
Lincoln (Ford/Ghia) Quicksilver
Lister storm (road version)
Lombardi Grand Prix (Fiat 850 based - also called the OTAS 820), Giannini, Abarth Grand Prix and Scorpione
Lotus Esprit, Elan, Excel, Eclat, Elite (type 75 & type 83 (74-82)), M90 prototype
Malzoni GTM
Maserati Bora, Merak, Boomerang, Ghibli, Khamsin, Indy
Matra M530 (A & LX - but not the SX), Bagheera, Murena, Laser
Mazda mx-5 (mk1), RX-7, 323F
McLaren M6GT
Mercedes C111-1 & 2 (from the limited info available this may be basically the same car with a different engine?)
Mitsubishi mk1 GTO,3000GT/Dodge Stealth, Starion (also badged Dodge and Chrysler Conquest)
Morris Marina SRV2
Monteverdi Hai 450 SS
Nissan Silvia S12 200SX, S13 180SX, S13 240SX, Pulsar NX/EXA, Dome Zero P1 & P2, 126X, MID4 & MID4 II concepts
Opel GT2
Oldsmobile Toronado
Owen Sedanca
Pangolina 444GT
Panther solo mk1, six
Pininfarina Jaguar Spider
Piper P2
Plymouth Laser/Mitsubishi Eclipse/Eagle (Chrysler brand) Talon - 1GA models only, Road Runner (superbird)
Polski Fiat Ogar 1500, 1100 Coupe
Pontiac Firebird (1982-2002), Fiero, 1964 Banshee, 1988 Banshee
Porsche 911 flatnose, 924, 944, 968, 928, 914, 914/6 Murene, 916, Tapiro
Reliant Scimitar SS1, SST, Sabre, SE82 concept
Renault Alpine A310 Special Concept by Coggiola, Gabbiano Concept by ItalDesign, A610 - and apparently the (never sold in the USA) USA spec GTA too?
Rickman Metisse
Rover BRM gas turbine (1964 & 65)
Saab Sonett III, Viking
Simca Civic
Siva Saluki & Spyder
Sovra LM3
Subaru XT (N.America/Europe)/Alcyone (Japan)/Vortex (Aus/NZ)
Tatra MTX
Tornado M6GTR
Toyota MR2 (and the SV-3 concept it came from), supra (mk2 on), 2000GT, Celica (3rd,4th and 5th gen cars), AE86 Sprinter Trueno.
Triumph TR4B Zest II, Fury, TR7/TR8 (& Lynx)
TVR wedges - Tasmin/280i, 350i, 390SE, 420/450 SEAC, Trident
UVA M6GTR (and "Norwich Union" Mirov II), F33 Can-Am
Vauhall XVR concept
Vegantune Evante
Venturi Atlantique
Volvo 480
Wolfrace Sonic
Zender Vision 1S Concept
Zimmer Quicksilver

Not quite a full popup, out, down, round, evidence still required, etc :D

Alfa Romeo BAT 5, BAT 7, Montreal, Carabo 1968 (Bertone), Navajo
Aston Martin Bulldog
Chevrolet Corvette Astro 2
Corvair Monza
De Tomaso Mangusta (approx 50 US cars only?)
Ferrari 275 P2
Ford Megastar, Coins
Heuliez prototype (Raffica concept)
Iso Grifo 90
Isuzu Piazza mk1 (JR120/130, also Isuzu Impulse, Holden Piazza, Oldsmobile Sunfire), Isuzu Piazza mk2 (JT22, also Asüna Sunfire, Isuzu Impulse)
Jaguar XJ220
Lamborghini 350 GTV, Jarama
Lancia Montecarlo
Marcadier Barzoi 2
Marta Laser (Michelotti)
Mazda RX-500
Monica 560
Muira Sport
Nissan 300ZX Z31
Oldsmobile Incas
Opel GT
Panther Solo mk2
Quantum saloon and 2+2
Triumph TRX
VW based Avante


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Previous: SE5, 3 x SE5a, 2 x SE6a, 3 x SE6b, GTC, 2.9i GTC, 3 x 1600 SS1, 1300 SS1, Mk1 Ti Sabre, Mk1.5 CVH Sabre
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