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Motor Klassik 12/2010: Three GT, Michelotti-Alfa, Baker Electric

Frank Herzog
Topics in Motor Klassik 12/2010
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Cover story: Dynamics in the third dimension - BMW 635 CSi, Ferrari 412 and Porsche 928 S with purchase advice

E it is clear that a profane BMW M3 for 7500 euros would have a stranglehold on this elite Gran Turismo trio with its 286 hp in terms of performance. But elegance and ambience are not a question of sheer power.

Driving reports

Finale Grande : At the good end of the Alfa Romeo jubilee year, Motor Klassik reports on a 2000 S Coupé by Vignale that is returning to its former owner after 33 years: Romeo and Juliet reloaded.

Without compromise : Hard to believe: A Lotus Seven is actually even flatter than you remember it A Lotus Seven offers no luxury or comfort. On the other hand, this car weighs only 416 kilograms - and requires little power to be taken seriously as a sports car.

The fabulous Baker Boy : The designer Hans A. Muth is active for the international auto and motorcycle industry. For Motor Klassik he drove the Baker Electric 1904 - and compares it to his e-mobile concept.


Restoration: The barn find - Holger Schmidt from Siegen bought a Renault 16 TS that had been in a barn for 28 years. With great personal dedication, he restored the French limousine.

Service station (47): Around the Vette - Some Corvette C4s are available for little money. But if the car has not been looked after, one or the other expensive repair is imminent.


The most beautiful toy of the century : Fritz B. Busch wrote longer than half a century about automobiles. In 1979 he undertook a tour through car history. Humorous, witty and knowledgeable: reading pleasure that only Busch offers. Part VII of the original text.

Looking for a long distance : After passing the dress rehearsal, Motor Klassik is offering a readers' trip to the Baltic States in the coming year - if you are looking for a new travel destination ...

My special Angel : Klaus Westrup has been writing about cars in auto motor und sport for 40 years. For Motor Klassik he remembers, this time the first open Jaguar since the legendary E-Type, the XJ-SC 3.6.

In good company : Right next to Queen Beatrix's residence Evert Louwman has one in The HagueUnique museum built - a cathedral of automotive culture.

Loyalty bonus : The November 30th deadline for changing insurance also applies to the classic car division. But the clients are loyal. They appreciate low tariffs and good services.

The half marathon : The rush in Mannheim was bigger than ever: 46,300 sporty vintage car fans met from October 8th to 10th for the Veterama the Maimarkt site, the last major event of the year.


Over 2,200 classic prices, reports from international auctions, test drives, classified ads


Eat my Dust - Between ingenious and insane : The new edition of the Rallye du Maroc heated people's minds. Can a classic rally be so tough, so dangerous?

Cars in this edition

Alfa Romeo 2000 S Vignale
Baker Electric Phaeton
BMW M 635 CSi
Chevrolet Corvette C4 - Ferrari 412 - Jaguar XJ-SC 3.6 - Lotus Super Seven - Matra Murena - Mercedes 500 SEL (W 126) - Mitsubishi Pajero 2.6 Station - Renault R16
Porsche 928 S


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