Every step in Greek Automobile Museum it is full of history and beautiful, special cars, but the bright red color that testifies to a racing identity and enough aggression is eye-catching.
Somehow, we found ourselves one floor below the entrance of the Museum to see a “sea” from red machines with the DNA of races inside them.
In the center, in a prominent position, one will see her Dino 246 GTS. As explained to us by Mr. Miltos Patronis, Museum guideit is not about Ferrari, but about Dino – a company that was a subsidiary of Ferrari and was founded in honour of of son of Enzowho lost his life of to age 24, after a battle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
It was the attempt of the Italians to build a sports vehicle at a relatively low cost, and this can be seen from the choice to carry an engine V6, 2.5L and not V12 or flat-12. The specific example, chronology 1974was also led by him Theodoros Haragioniswhile its restoration required years of work by the people of the Museum.
A few meters behind the Dino, another historical creation of the European automobile industry has found its place. It’s about her Porsche 356 A Coupea creation that son of founder her Porsche, Ferry Porscheenvisioned and executed.
Based on his father’s designs for the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, son Porsche built the 356 as one light sport vehicle with engine and movement to rear axlewhich also became Porsche’s first production car, in 1950. This ‘blueprint‘ is followed to this day in most of its models by his company Zuffenhausen. THE version A has been in circulation since 1955 until the 1959and he had 4-speed manual transmission with 4-cylinder, boxer engine 1.3 to 1.6 L.
The other Italian women
Two Italian models worth mentioning come from two companies with a long history, especially in racing and more so in the 50s and 60s.
Maserati Quattroporte Mk I
First, the Maserati Quattroporte Mk I from 1967. It’s the first 4-door model in the history of the company from Bologna, which is also evidenced by its name. THE design of Pietro Fura he immediately became popular with the world, while the 4.1 L V8 engine with 4 camshafts and 4 carburetors produced a magical melody. It was – of course – intended for the rich, but it kept the company’s sporty philosophy with the trident.
Finally, the Alfa Romeo Montreal she wrote her own story. It was presented at the Montreal Expo, and while Firstly brought 4 cylinder enginethe 1970 established as reduced production model and acquired a racing “heart”, and specifically one V8 2,6 Loriginating from Alfa 33. It reached them 3,925 copies.
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