Gripping Pneus· Premium Member
To quote from Supercars.net,The 1957 Zagato-bodied 450S Maserati, regarded by Girling Foss as the second most horrible car he ever drove.
Quite so. In practice, the manufacturers realised this and went OTT to get rid of the reputation so ironically they became leaders in rust proofing their products, but the damage was done. I bought one of the later Lancia Deltas and it was hot dip galvanised, then electrophoretically sprayed with zinc to give higher build coating prior to painting. The wheel arches had full plastic inserts to prevent stone damage to the surfaces. I never saw a spot of rust. I finally passed it on when the gearbox started jumping out of top gear, which was a warning of big bills to come.Regrettably, mud tends to stick. Quite wrongly, I still tend to think of Italian cars as rust-buckets, which is why I've never bought one.
Many, although not all, are wonderful to drive, from entry-level Fiats, through Alfas to Ferraris, but there's always that nagging doubt about bodywork surviving the much-dreaded tinworm.
That sounds about right. It is on the page following your crashed Stuck photo in the book he “Co-wrote” with Ernst Burghaller. There is only a cryptic caption which is totally uninformative.Gripping
I've seen your pic above previously. Can't recall where. Will now spend weeks trying to remember. Got nothing more than a hunch that it might have been Hans Stuck in roughly 1928.
Can anyone tell me why they are on Alfa Romeo car transporters?The yanks arrive at Monza
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