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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lamborghini 400 GT Monza

~ONE Off~ Lamborghini is famous for its unique and powerful supercar. Of the many production some of which are made only on a limited basis and in fact only made one unit. Here is one supercar that only made one unit only by Lamborghini.
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza featured with such unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Here she is '1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza' was a one-off 2+2 seated sports car from Italian manufacturer Lamborghini. It as based on their 400 GT, but featured with unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini.

Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini, who were already previously known for their work on the Ferrari Nembo series had been previously retained by Ferruccio Lamborghini to build the first prototype Lamborghini chassis and engine, the Lamborghini 350 GTV.
Right side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
They had acted as Lamborghini's chassis supplier, before the raging bull turning that job over to another Modena-based chassis fabricator Marchesi once production of the 350 GT was underway. Neri and Bonacini then turned their hand into their interpretation of a high speed Lamborghini GT sports car.
Dashboard view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Originally meant to be called the "400 GT Neri & Bonacini" then its name was simply shortened to "Monza," and reportedly, the car built for an American client for the possibility of racing it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the time.
Rear side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
However, homologation problems put a quick end to that plan. The car was eventually sold of at the Barcelona Motor Show to a wealthy Spaniard, where it remained until the owner died in the early 1990s.
In 1996, Brooks (now Bonhams) was contacted by the family of the now deceased owner to appraise some other cars, in short then they found  the 400 GT was discovered in storage. After nine years of negotiations, the car was finally put up for auction at Bonhams for  £160,000 to an unknown UK collector. *** [EKA [16072015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES  | SUPERCARS.NET | BONHAM | LAMBORGHINI-FANDOM ]
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Alfa Romeo Severtail that You've never known before

~Unique ONE~ The existence of this car may not be widely known by the public, because this car was made once, besides that it may also be because it has been overlooked from the start. Maybe after seeing the picture maybe many will say that it is the ugliest Alfa Romeo ever, even though, this classic car has won the elegance contest in its era.
1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail is a unique-shaped one-off coupe is built by Carrozzeria Dario Casale of Bassano del Grappa based on the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 Giulia GT Veloce 1600's platform and mechanics. (Picture from: TopMarques S.r.l.)
The classic car in question is the Alfa Romeo Severtail which is a unique-shaped one-off 4-seater coupe is built based on the 1965 Alfa Romeo 105 Giulia GT Veloce 1600's platform and mechanics by Carrozzeria Dario Casale of Bassano del Grappa in 1967.
1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail's interior covered by all genuine-leather, which is dominated by olive green with hints of black on the seats. (Picture from: TopMarques S.r.l.)
As quoted from AlfaBB, it was stated that the car making was initiated by a friend of Dario Casale named Consalvo Sanesi who managed to persuade him to improve and given refinements to the Alfa Romeo car as a whole. The car is powered by an 1,570cc engine developed by Trivellato that allows this car to run up to 220 kph.
Inside the cabin of 1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail has three-spoke steering wheel, simple dashbord and center consol arrangements. (Picture from: TopMarques S.r.l.)
The classic car's bodywork is made entirely of aluminum which is molded by English wheel in such a way as to create a harmonic design. At first glance, the Alfa Romeo Severtail looks similar to the Alfa Romeo TZ made by Carrozzeria Zagato, especially on the back which both applies the Kamm-tail.
1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail is powered by an 1,570cc engine developed by Trivellato that allows this car to run up to 220 kph. (Picture from: AutoClub99.ru)
As You can see the car's interior everything looks contrast, and fresh covered by all genuine-leather, which is dominated by olive green with hints of black on the seats. The cabin also has a pair of separate short bucket sports seats at the front, plus dashboard with simple arrangement consisting of only a three-spoke sports steering wheel, instrument panels behind it, Alfa Romeo badge and script, car name, Casale badge, while on the center console, there is a unique gear lever positioned inline to the steering wheel.
An old photo of the 1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail while on display at the 1967 Concorso d'Eleganza Cortina d'Ampezzo. (Picture from: AlfaBB)
So no wonder if the car had success since the year of its presentation in 1967. As quoted of Carrozzieri-Italiani, the Alfa Romeo Severtail managed to win in second place of the Concorso d'Eleganza which was held at the nearby ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo, and Consalvo Sanesi was proudly smile behind the wheels at the time.
1967 Alfa Romeo Severtail managed to win in second place of the 1967 Concorso d'Eleganza Cortina d'Ampezzo. (Picture from: TopMarques S.r.l.)
After Dario Casale passed away, his coachbuilder company was acquired by the Pilate Group, and reportedly the car is still owned by the Casale family in good condition and regularly attends several annual automotive exhibition events such as the Concorso d'Eleganza Cortina d'Ampezzo, etc. For the last time, this unique-shaped classic car was on display at the Top Marques S.r.l. in 2017. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CARROZZIERI-ITALIANI | ALFABB | HISTORICAUTOPRO || AUTOCLUB99.RU | TOPMARQUES ]
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Sunday, September 4, 2022

One of the most impressive Italian sports cars ever

~Rare ONE~ One more thing for a collector, a car is not just a car, but like a work of art. That's also what makes some cars have crazy prices even though they are old. One of these cars is the 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale. No wonder, if the normal version's price can already make your head tilt down, especially the price of this special car. How come? Because this is a car that was built and owned by Giuseppe 'Nuccio' Bertone even Enzo Ferrari him-self was so impressed by the car.
The beautiful sharknosed Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale is designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for the personal use of Nuccio Bertone. (Picture from: SportsCarMarket)
Even though it is more than half a century old, the figure of the Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale never lost its charm at all. Moreover, this car is estimated to be one of the few most important Ferrari 250 GT SWB models in the world. This car itself was one of Carrozzerria Bertone's design works which could be said one of the most phenomenal models while was exhibited at auto shows in Geneva and Torino back in 1962.
The beautiful sharknosed Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale with chassis number of 3269GT is a world-class Ferrari model ever made that possesses every special quality sought after by discerning car collectors. (Picture from: Mobil123)
Then how is the story of the car? As quote of Wikipedia, Nuccio Bertone took over Gruppo Bertone from his father, Giovanni after World War II, growing the small business to a car building and designing powerhouse.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale has an amazing made interior with the seats are burgundy leather, quilted black vinyl on the transmission tunnel and foot wells, and the metal dash is painted to match the body color. (Picture from: TopSpeed)
This unique Ferrari was one of the first cars designed by renowned stylist, Giorgetto Giugiaro, while he working for Nuccio Bertone. In early 1962, Nuccio Bertone purchased a complete 250 GT SWB chassis from Maranello's car breeder and laid out his vision of a spectacular new Ferrari model that later would be used as his personal rides. Well, then he commissioned a young designer named Giorgetto Giugiaro who joined coachbuilder in 1959 to realize his vision.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale coupe is powered by a 2,953 cc V12 engine with 240 hp along with a 4-speed manual gearbox, three Weber carburetors, and vacuum-assisted disc brakes. (Picture from: RobbReport)
Even though Giorgetto Giugiaro was only 23 years old at the time, he had designed some amazing cars, such as the Aston Martin DB4GT Jet and the one-off Maserati 5000 GT Bertone which clearly showcased his extraordinary abilities, later made him become one of the most talented and influential designers of the postwar era. In short, both then teamed up to create one of the most beautiful designs of Maranello automaker all time. And  reportedly this beautiful sharknosed car inspired by the 1961 F1 World Championship's winner racing car, the Ferrari 156 Dino F1 'Sharknose'.
The beautiful sharknosed Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale by Bertone inspired by the 1961 F1 World Championship's winner racing car, the Ferrari 156 Dino F1. (Picture from: CollierAutomedia)
During this time, one of the most extraordinary Ferrari had became the crown jewel in one of the most impressive private collections of post-war Italian sports cars ever assembled. Many leading Ferrari experts have expressed their admiration for this striking SWB design, and also many top collectors have sought to acquire it, but it has remained elusive, jealously guarded by its passionate long-term owner and utterly unwilling to let it go for more than 30 years.
The Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Speciale was also known as the first Ferrari GT car to have disc brakes. (Picture from: RobbReport)
So it can't be denied anymore, this one-of-a-kind 250 GT SWB, designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro for the personal use of Nuccio Bertone, one of the most successful and the most influential Italian coachbuilders, so the Ferrari 250 GT SWB with chassis number of 3269GT is a world-class Ferrari model ever made that possesses every special quality sought after by discerning car collectors.
So what's the current price? Don't be surprised if its current price is definitely above US$ 16.5 millions, because that's the price tag for the car when sold at the Peeble Beach Auctions 2015 held by Gooding & Co. WOW!! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | WIKIPEDIA | SPORTSCARMARKET | TOPSPEED | GOODING&CO | ROBBREPORT ]
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Friday, September 2, 2022

One-Off Bizzarrini Concept called P708 Barchetta

~Rare ONE~ As we all know that Bizzarrini S.p.A. had an iconic racing car model called Bizzarrini P538 which built under commissioned by Giotto Bizzarrini himself. Those car was first launched in late 1965. Unfortunately, though it could be said has stunning looks, however, it did not have a good race career in the racing tracks. That's why then it left a lot of questions and curiosity that led to the desire to make a racing car model like that.
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta is a 2-seats sports roadster inspired by Bizzarrini P538 with a touch of more modern designs and technologies. (Picture from: Mecum)
Although the Italian company had gone out of business since 1969, this was not an obstacle to realizing the dream. Well, a decade ago, Bizzarrini's desire to bring back a racing car inspired by the P538 with a touch of more modern design and technology has really come true, after a UK-based company Galmer Engineering revealed its plans to revive the brand with a new supercar later called the Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta built in 2005 as collaboration result of Bizzarrini, Galmer Engineering, and Stefan Schulze. (Picture from: Mecum)
The construction and design of the Barchetta spanned between 2005 and 2009, sponsored by Magnate, a brand of stainless steel items for various purposes owned by Thai company known as Siam Intermagnate Co., Ltd. At the time, again Giotto Bizzarrini himself helped to build and design the car with the aid of Galmer Engineering and German automotive designer Stefan Schulze, whose work has been seen in remarkable vehicles such as the Peugeot 4002, Tribun and Storm, etc.

Indeed, the original idea was to revive the iconic Italian automaker made racing car, the Bizzarrini P538 according to modern interpretations. The Barchetta design is wrapped in a carbon fiber body, tubular frame, and powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine produces around 505 hp, sending twist through the rear wheels via a CIMA six-speed transmission. And the Bizzarrini P708 Barchetta firstly shown to public at the Bangkok International Motor Expo.
Bizzarrini Magnate P708 Barchetta is powered by the Corvette Z06's 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine produces around 505 hp, sending twist to the rear wheels through a CIMA six-speed transmission system. (Picture from: Mecum)
After that, the Barchetta had ever introduced at several major auto expos to drum up interest for a possible production run. However, the project failed, and attempts to produce the P708 was abandoned in 2013, and the car was left in Germany disassembled. 

As quoted of Road And Track, somehow there's a Bizzarrini enthusiast acquired the car and rebuilt it to its current running condition, but it is not stated exactly when. And interestingly, since the rebuild, it's registered in Montana as a 1974 model. Seems legit.
Roughly a decade later, the first prototype of the Bizzarrini Magnate P708 with 1000 miles of road use had seen being auctioned off by Mecum in August 2021 at the Monterey 2021 event. At that time it was estimated that this car could sell for around $300,000 and $400,000. Stump Everyone at Your Next Car Meet With this One-Off Bizzarrini Concept. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | RM SOTHEBY | ROADANDTRACK | MECUM | CARSCOOPS ]
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Thursday, September 1, 2022

An Australian infamous gang boss shown off a gold-plated V-Rod Chopper

~Gold-plated BIKE~ The existence of elegant classy vehicles are sometimes used by the owners as a status symbol of their wealth, even more so when it is also coated with gold. Usually, those who are often display such classy gold-plated vehicles usually come from wealthy businessmen, oil tycoons or those who hold the status of billionaires, but this one rather different.
Regular models of the collectors' special - which has now been discontinued - are currently on sale in Australia for up to $100,000. (Picture from: TipBlogg)
As quoted from DailyMail, recently there's an Australian's notorious Comanchero gang leader named Allan Meehan has shown what he said as his new ride on his personal Instagram pages. As seen from the ride's appearance, that's a flashy custom-built Harley Davidson V-Rod with a Comanchero paint job and an eye-catching gold-plated frame and engine.

All of a sudden, this made it goes viral in cyberspace, not only because of the beautiful gold sparkles on some parts of the motorcycle, it's also because the standard Harley-Davidson V-Rod motorcycle was known as a discontinued rare collector's item, and in Australia, currently being offered for up to US $100 thousands.
Meehan took to Instagram to reveal the machine in a video story showcasing its custom club colours design, to the soundtrack of Wiz Khalifa's Black and Yellow. (Picture from: TipBlogg)
Meehan’s new bike is a classic that is in great demand among Harley-Davidson enthusiasts as many used now cost more than new. It was in production between 1999 and 2017 and features a 1,131cc or 1,247cc engine developed along with Porsche that produces between 115 and 125 hp. Its belt-driven fat rear tire is designed to accelerate riders to 100 kph in under four seconds before hitting a top speed of more than 200 kph.
Motorcycle experts say the gold finish and unique paint design make the stunning bike virtually priceless. (Picture from: TipBlogg)
The motorcycle designed to compete with the Japanese and American muscle bikes, it featured liquid cooling and dual overhead cams in a quirk of the design, the 'fuel tank' is actually the cover for the coolant fitting and air cleaner, with the gasoline actually being stored under the seating area. Motorcycle Cruiser rated it a winner, adding, "The V-Rod was meant to bring in more than the usual suspects, and it did."
The notorious gang leader unveiled the flashy custom-built Harley Davidson V-Rod with a Comanchero paint job - and an eye-catching gold frame and engine. (Picture from: TipBlogg)
This extraordinary motorcycle is embellished by an elegant black color combination with gold finish on the giant handlebars that transforms its original drag racer looks into classic chopper style with a pair of flashy gold wheels, glittering belt guard and gold engine casing. Even the kickstand, brakes, clutch, gear lever and footrest are gold-plated, though it's unclear if they're real gold-plated or golden chrome only.
The tank and seats are jet black with two parallel stripes in the club's signature yellow, embossed with 'Comanchero' and tattoo-styled demonic skulls, while the seats have the club badge. The motorcycle seemly registered in New South Wales according to the license plate attached to the fender, but the number is hidden by black tape. And according to some motorcycle experts, that unique gold finish and paint design further makes this stunning V-Rod custom bike almost priceless. 

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Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of the two-wheeled monster and stay alive with true safety riding. May God will forgive Your sins and so does the cops...... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THEALLANMEEHAN | DAILYMAIL | NYDAILYPAPER | WSTPOST | MOTORCYCLECRUISER | TIPBLOGG ]
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Sunday, August 28, 2022

A weird looking Ford Ghia Focus concept car of 1990s

~Unique ONE~ In this world nothing is impossible, although before that no one ever thought before. This really happened to a unique vehicle that was said to be a beautiful work of art, and who would have thought that on its way, an automotive manufacturer used its name as the company's production car name.
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept is a weird-looking bio-design styled two-seater sports car concept designed by Taru Lahti together with Camilo Pardo back in 1992. (Picture from: Motor1)
Indeed, this is related to the name of Focus, which is used by the Ford Motor Company, one of American' big three automotive giants for one of its compact car models which began production in 1998 until now. Well, who would have thought, it began from emergence a weird-looking bio-design styled two-seater roadster concept car named the Ford Ghia Focus that six years earlier.
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept car debuted at the 1992 Turin Motor Show, inspired by small sea vessels and the 1950s, but also by Hans Rudolf Giger's movie titled ALIEN.. (Picture from: Motor1)
Maybe you will ask, what car is it and who made it? It was one-off blue oval company's concept car debuted at the 1992 Turin Motor Show, but had nothing to do with later compact yet. What is certain, it's bearing the name of Carrozzeria Ghia, the famous Italian coachbuilder. 

As quoted of Wikipedia, this Italian famous coachbuilder based in Turin no longer exists, had been acquired by Ford Motor Company since 1970 and currently focused on the European market through Ford's subsidiary in the region. Perhaps because its unique and unusual design is reminiscent of the Ghia's style, so Ford picked this model to pay tribute for those Italian coachbuilder.
As You see from the front, the Ford Ghia Focus Concept has a unique appearance resembled to a whale with duck legs, weird isn't? (Picture from: Motor1)
This one-off Ford Ghia Focus concept car was originated from a 1:10 scale model created by a Finnish automotive designer named Taru Lahti together with Camilo Pardo (later known as Chief Designer of the Ford GT). The unique concept car bodywork designed by Taru Lahti is said not only to be inspired by small sea vessels and the 1950s, but also by Hans Rudolf Giger's movie titled ALIEN
Although the Ford Ghia Focus Concept is built in roadster style, it also has a removable hardtop that is stowed under a hatch on the rear deck and designed to have a folding soft top. (Picture from: Motor1)
Meanwhile from other sources it is also said that Camilo Pardo points to the organic textures, materials and shapes that float, like the amoeba they sometimes resemble, throughout the realization of Ghia Focus as a breakthrough in the car concepts, and in any case this concept car caused quite a stir with its strange shapes.
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept is built on a 100 mm shortened floorpan taken from the Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4WD, and is powered by the Cosworth's 227 horsepower turbocharged and intercooled 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. (Picture from: Motor1)
As You see from the front, the car resembles a whale. Furthermore it's reinforced by the projection and position of its plastic covered headlights and low windshield, while the lower parts of the bumper had the shape of duck legs. Overall, it's like a whale with duck legs, weird isn't? 
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept's interior was dominated by wooden touches on the floor, the shift lever and the steering wheel. (Picture from: Motor1)
Then at rear was made wavy and complemented by a shiny tank cap. Indeed, this Ghia Focus was quite retro which not resemble any car model in the slightest, with its type designation inscription was in the rear under a transparent cover above the central exhaust tip. It was all topped off with its unique taillights likened air bubbles in the water.
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept has a such kind of steel "ropes"extending from the door to the rear was not only a stylistic element, it also had a protective function to the body resisted knocks from other cars, for example in parking lots. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Ghia Focus is built on a 100 mm shortened floorpan of the Ford Escort RS Cosworth 4WD, and is powered by the Cosworth's 227 horsepower turbocharged and intercooled 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. And its body is made of carbon fiber composite, as the result the car has curb weight of 2,100 lbs (958 kg). Driven by those such engine power, so the car can be running up to a top speed of 240 kph and took only 5 seconds to reach 100 kph from rest..
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept's rear was made wavy and complemented by a shiny tank cap. (Picture from: Motor1)
The Ford one-off concept car sits on 18" split alloy rims behind full plastic wheel covers mounting 225/45 front and 255/40ZR-18 rear Goodyear tires with a custom cut tread pattern that complements the Ghia Focus's design. While this Ford Ghia Focus is built in roadster style, it also has a removable hardtop that is stowed under a hatch on the rear deck. Besides, this concept car is also designed to have a folding soft top.
The Ford Ghia Focus Concept's body is made of carbon fiber composite, as the result the car has curb weight of 2,100 lbs (958 kg. (Picture from: Motor1)
No less exciting, its cockpit was dominated by wooden touches on the floor, the shift lever and the steering wheel. The combination with steel, from which the asymmetric "rudder" spokes and the floating center console were needed, was successful. The sheet metal was carved and polished by hand... The console was followed by a second, identical part, transitioning into the driver's armrest. Genuine cowhide covered the sports seats and door panels. The analog instruments really looked like they came from old ships or submarines, the same could be said about the trio of round pedals.

Immediately after the construction was completed, the concept car was exhibited at the 1992 Turino Motor Show. During the automotive exhibition, the Ghia Focus received a lot of attention from the automotive world enthusiasts. No less compliments from well-known Italian automotive designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro who said, "It's not a car, it's a work of art."
Indeed, this Ford Ghia Focus was quite retro with its type designation inscription was in the rear under a transparent cover above the central exhaust tip. It was all topped off with its unique taillights likened air bubbles in the water. (Picture from: Motor1)
Even retired Ford design chief, J. Mays likened it to a sculpture, and paid special attention to steel "ropes"extending from the door to the rear was not only a stylistic element, it also had a protective function, the body with compact external dimensions of 4135 x 1793 x 1224 mm resisted knocks from others in these places, for example in parking lots. The high sides were intended to allow the crew to survive a capsize.
The flamboyant show car had no chance of serial production, it would have been too expensive... Finally the Ford Ghia Focus's presence on public's eyes should be ended, after it managed to be sold in an auction event by the Blue Oval company on June 16, 2002 to an unknown buyer over the phone, but the money went to charity along with the 51 units of another company's concept cars.

At the time, this particular concept car changed hands for the price of $1,107,500 (approx Rp. 9.9 billion for 2002's exchange rates) that's an amazing numbers, and the equivalent to nearly four years of sales of the same name Ford's production cars..  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | FORD GHIA FOCUS | MOTOR1 | FORMULAPASSION.IT | AUTO.CZ | 421CHEVAUX ]
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Thursday, July 28, 2022

This sports coupe concept tried to revive the Czechs auto giant

~Trying to Revived~ As what we've seen todays, that Tatra is a Czech' manufacturer of military-purposed vehicles or heavy trucks, though in the history of Koprivnice-based automaker also had ever been produced a number of sporty vehicles several decades ago. By seeing those facts, so it is not surprising then many Czech people wanted to see the manufacturer make exotic and sports cars again.
The Tatra AML Lanta is designed by AML of Milan Láník, and based on the Tatra 700 was known as the last passanger car made by Czech's automaker Tatra in 1996. (Picture from: Garáž.cz)
Apart from the Tatra Ecora Sport V8, which was designed by the Czech manufacturer in the 1990s, there are often several car designs bearing the Koprivnice-based automaker name that come from independent projects. Some of them had been discussed before here such as the Tatra JK 2500 Coupe of Július Kubinský back in the 1950s, then the Tatra MTX V8 designed by Václav Král in the 1990s. 
The Tatra AML Lanta has a a curb weight of 1,400 kg and said under such appearance refers to the original Tatra's aerodynamic shapes. (Picture from: Garáž.cz)
Not only that, it turn out the Czech people's efforts to revive the Tatra brand including another unique sports car design called the Tatra AML Lanta is made in the same way as mentioned models and debuted to public in the early 2000s. The car design was made by Milan Láník of Luka nad Jihlvou independently without any real support from the Koprivnice-based automaker. 
The Tatra AML Lanta's interior wrapped in red and white leather coupled with walnut accents, retro shapes steering wheel. (Picture from: Garáž.cz)
It is known that he was a well-trained mechanic and has been designing cars since his young-ages so it is easy to understand why then he would be developed this AML Lanta since 1998. Related to the car name, AML is derived of Auto Moto Láník, his workshop names, while Lanta is an abbreviation of his family names and those famous Czech manufacturer.
The Tatra AML Lanta has simple dashboard arrangement with all instrument panel displays dropped in the center. (Picture from: CS CAR project)
This AML Lanta car has a fiberglass bodywork with rounded lines streched down to the stern, and is built on a tubular chassis. According to the automaker, the such appearance refers to the original Tatra's aerodynamic shapes with a curb weight of 1,400 kg. Then he decided to use the air-cooled 3.5-liter V8 engine taken from the Tatra T700 as its drivetrain. 
The Tatra T700 was known as the last fancy sedan models made by Tatra in 1996, and one of them used as base of the Tatra AML Lanta by Milan Láník. (Picture from: CEAutoClassic.eu)
Those engine has been upgraded so that the power increased up to 220 hp with a torque of 300 Nm. Other parts also come from Tatra's last fancy sedan model, for example, the front axle although had to be extensively modified due to the low front height, then the rear axle also taken from the Tatra T700, while all wheels applied an independent suspension system.
The Tatra AML Lanta is claimed able to run up to 250 kph . (Picture from: Garáž.cz)
Furthermore, Milan Láník also pays special attention to the car's interior, where the dashboard with all instrument panel displays dropped in the center, and is made in harmony with walnut accents retro shapes steering wheel (reminiscent of the BMW Z8). Furthermore, the seats and all other interior compounds near by are wrapped in red and white leather. The such interior arrangement looks simple, unlike the exterior which looks glamour like an exotic car in general.
The Tatra AML Lanta is powered by an upgraded air-cooled 3.5-liter V8 rear-mounted engine with power of 220 hp and torque of 300 Nm. (Picture from: CS CAR project)
The developing process of this car model took approximately five years. Although the finished car model had caught Tatra's attention in 2003, it did not continue by signing an agreement to produce it, because the Czech's brand had not produced such passenger cars for a long time.
The Tatra AML Lanta has a fiberglass bodywork with rounded lines streched down to the stern, and is built on a tubular chassis. (Picture from: CS CAR project)
As quoted of Garáž.cz, which mentions that there are other possibilities because Milan Láník likes the car models, so never considered the fully used of the one-off car model he made. Therefore the Lanta was not really usable as building a fully functional worthied prototype would be too complicated for him if should be done without any supporting sponsors. Well, there're number of complex requirements should be met for the final homologation and possible modifications so the car could be registered for legally used on the Czech Rep's highways.
At the rear, the Tatra AML Lanta has flowing fins and a distinctive rear window shape reminiscent of the legendary 1940s Tatra models. (Picture from: CS CAR project)
Unlike other full-scaled car models that are likely to be scrapped after the completion of their duties. Currently, the Tatra AML Lanta model was in good condition, and known also still under the possession of Milan Láník as recently shown on his Instagram page. To this day, the Tatra AML Lanta unfinished prototype still existed and parked neatly in his family garage to mark all the success and great achievements of the Czech's auto designer. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AML.DESIGN | SOVIETAUTO.FR | CARSTHATNEVERMADEITETC | GARÁŽ.CZ | CEAUTOCLASSIC.EU | CS CAR PROJECT ]
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