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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-17-2016, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
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1950's Barchetta Copy

Hi All, thought I'd post some photos of a car I've had for a while now.
Handmade copy/evocation.
Thin gauge steel and aluminium body, tubular chassis with Fiat 1100 front suspension. 116 engine, 105 box and prop. 220cm wheelbase and correct narrow track. All hand fabricated. Pretty quick.
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Very appealing.

Where do you live?

I would like a ride..........


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that's all hand fabricated? impressive.
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Can I buy it?
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Beautiful........no other way to describe it.

Just goes to show how good the original design was.

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That is beautiful! Do you have more info? Pictures of the build?

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Some more photos as requested...

As requested, some more photos for your viewing pleaseure...

I spend my time between the UK and Jakarta...the car is at my home in Jakarta.

... Yes, for sale...anyone interested should come and take look, so really only feasable for those within a short hop of Jakarta.

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That's a beauty. Wish I had some $!


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That is impressive. In a brief image search for 1900 SS barchetta, I would say, in my opinion, this is prettier and more graceful than most of the originals. They are either more bulbous or more slab-sided in general. The shape on this one is really elegant, and sits on it's wheels so well. The waist and back are SO nice.

I'd like to know more about who was involved in both the design and the fabrication of this car.

What is the rear suspension?
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Design

I love this car, and it has me doing some homework as to the design origins of the shape.

The Conrero that the chassis is based on usually has a more slab-sided, thicker, heavier look in the variations I've found. Not near as pretty as your car.

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This car is labeled a 1900 Barchetta 1953 - again, not at all the same shape.
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This file says 1957 Conrero 1900 Barchetta - not as nice.
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This 1900 SS is more spare and light, but not the same car.
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Design 2

Here are some obvious influences....

The waist and back end of a Ferrari 275S, or the 500 Mondial Spider below that...
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Design 3

The beautiful but much taller and fuller back of the 57 Maserati 250S barchetta...
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This lovely 1980s repro of a 1900 has nice proportions, but more solid...
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Then I ran across this, which has a similar lightness to it, but has a much flatter body with protruding fenders. Curious that it's listed as a Disco Volante - were there more traditional variations of the Disco made?

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This is listed as a (built in ?) 1968 "barchetta" - feels more influenced by Testa Rossa pontoon fenders with a completely different and long nose.
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Design 4

Here are some images that seem very close to your car, but with significant differences.

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EDIT - (Now I think these three cars are related to the "Disco Volante" variation in the museum in Post 14 above. Look at the cowling, cockpit area, and the way the rear fender jumps up rather than flows like the OP's car.)


So now we're all curious - who designed your particular car, and can you share any fabrication and build photos?
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