Four American-powered European Classics - Shelby 289 Cobra, De Tomaso Vallelunga and more


Back in early years of the Space Age, a number of enterprising boutique European automakers thought it would be useful to combine handsome Continental styling with turgid New World muscle by stuffing Hemis, Clevelands, and small-blocks into French, Italian, and British bodies. The results were peculiar and glorious, if sometimes confusing and terrifying.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/08/15/american-powered-european-classics-at-auction