But the story was about a 1959 Giulietta Spider, wasn't it?
WSJ got the wrong picture.
Unfortunately the entire story was about renting a Country Squire station wagon in Minnesota. They provided a link to a firm in Italy that will rent you some neat cars there. Here is their list I lifted from their web site. I don't know the model pictured in the paper.
Available classic cars for this tour:
Fiat 500 L (blue) - 1971
Fiat 500 L (red) - 1969
Mini Cooper Sport-Pack - 1996
Alfa Romeo Duetto Aerodinamica - 1983
Triumph Spitfire 1500 - 1978
Alfa Romeo Duetto Coda Tronca - 1981
VW Maggiolino Karmann Cabriolet (bicolor) - 1970
VW Maggiolino Cabriolet (white) - 1970
Triumph Spitfire MK II - 1966
Fiat 1500 Cabriolet - 1964
MG B - 1978
Autobianchi Bianchina - 1960
Alfa Romeo Osso di Seppia - 1969
Lancia Flavia Convertibile - 1965
Morgan 4/4 - 1976
MGA Roadster - 1959
Triumph T3 - 1960
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider 1.3 - 1959
Limousine Lincoln Town Car - 1997 - with driver