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Triple Fiat Spider fun and more in AMK 8-2023

Fiat 124 Spider. Enjoy in triplicate
© Bart Spijker

Subscribers have the freshest Auto Motor Klassiek edition, and from today number 8 of the year 2023 is also on the shelves at the well-known addresses. At least, for as long as it lasts. Because the new edition offers, as usual, many beautiful articles and related pieces.

This month's cover story is built around three Fiat Spiders. At the time of the report, two of the three Spiders were owned by Michel Verhaag, and the third belonged to father Piet Verhaag. Michel sold one of his Spiders, the oldest: a Spideramerica 1800. The 00 Spider with automatic transmission and injection is still in his possession. And Piet has a 2000 Spider painted in beautiful red with a manual gearbox and a carburetor, a version that was also delivered quite shortly.

So the story focuses on the ups and downs of the three open Fiats based on the 124, all three of which were delivered new in the United States, but returned to Europe. The three cars have a beautiful history. Piet's red 2000 Spider has its own characteristics, and behind Michel's machine there is a special purchase history within the category 'without luck no one sails well'.

The Spideramerica (chassis code 124 CS1) with (say) the 1800 engine was the start of the Spider love of father and son Verhaag. Michel bought his first Spider, and actually kindled the fire in his father. They still share that passion for the striking Fiat, and that predilection now has a history with many special stories. You can read some of them in the new Auto Motor Klassiek publication, together with a piece of model history (nomenclature) and the necessary technical information about the three emigrated and remigrated Italians, two of whom are still in Frisian service. Wonderful cars, which rightly provide the necessary Spider fun. The driving impressions in the eight-page report also say enough in this respect.

Read more in the new Auto Motor Klassiek edition a special story by Max de Krijger about a GSA that has already passed the million miles. So that's just possible. And what about the two exotics that Aart van der Haagen had in front of the lens. You get a glimpse into the history of the beautiful BMW 850 and the exotic Jensen S-V8, in two stories. And furthermore, fans of classic motorcycles are not left out in the cold. Because what about the stories that Harry Linker (Honda CB 72 and CYB 72) and Hans Smid (Moto Guzzi V7) recorded. Or the short impressions that Dirk de Jong again made of the classics and their owners in a series of 'chance encounters'?

This and more (such as the now permanent section Double used type designations, four columns, the classics, the many news items and the readers' post) also make this Auto Motor Klassiek edition is another nice document to have at home. As said: the subscribers have already received the publication. And for those who don't have the magazine yet: make sure you get it before it's too late.

In any case, we wish you a lot of reading pleasure!




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The December issue, containing:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super
    Erik van Putten explores the timeless charm of the Alfa Romeo Giulia 1300 Super, with images of Bart Spijker and himself. The story delves into the world of Alfaenthusiast Koen de Groot, whose family is deeply rooted in the Alfa Romeo culture. Koens' special relationship with his Giulia, a car he has cherished for years and which will soon receive an impressive upgrade, is highlighted. The Giulia symbolizes car love and heritage, a passion enriched by Koen's father Frans, a Alfa Romeo expert and enthusiast.
  • Double Used Type Designations
    Peter Ecury unravels fascinating stories from the automotive world in the 32nd episode of his series on double-used type designations. This edition provides an update on the rumors surrounding Peugeot and Porsche and delves into the history of the type designation '142', used by brands such as Volvo and Austin. Ecury also discusses the evolution of the term 'GT' and the controversial use of the letters 'SS' in car names after WWII, with examples such as the Chevrolet Impala SS and the Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS.
  • Ducati 750GT, 860GT and 900GTS
    Hans Smid highlights the Ducati round carts, produced from 1972 to 1974, which combine minimalist beauty with unique technology. This article describes Ducati's drive for innovation and the creation of these models, highlights the challenges and costs of collecting them, and shows Ducati's journey from near ruin to iconic status.
  • Horex Imperator
    Marina Block tells the story of the Horex Imperator, an iconic motorcycle from the 50s, known for its sportiness and advanced technology. Despite the closure of the factories, Horex remained known, partly due to the cartoon character Werner and recent reissues. The Imperator, with its innovative parallel twin and overhead camshaft, inspired later designs and has been praised for its quality and design, despite limited sales success.
  • ClassicPost
    Readers of Auto Motor Klassiek share their discoveries and experiences. Eddy Joustra discovers a Peugeot 203 pickup in Heerenveen, while Robert Reessink photographs a unique Moto Guzzi moped in Italy. Stories range from Chris van Haarlem's Scottish scooter adventures to Bram Drooger's discovery of a Rolls-Royce Corniche and two FIAT 850s. Ben de Man finds a special Chevrolet Step-Van in the Netherlands, and readers share corrections and additions to previously published articles.
  • Nissan Silvia 1.8 Turbo
    Aart van der Haagen reveals the history of a rare Nissan Silvia 1.8 Turbo, originally registered as a commercial vehicle. The first owner transformed the car into a family-friendly vehicle, and Jan Manenschijn now cherishes this unrestored gem with only 67.000 kilometers on the odometer.
  • Peugeot 205 collection Team VCC Twente
    Aart van der Haagen highlights Team VCC Twente's collecting passion for Peugeot 205 models. Brothers Peter and Niek Olde Veldhuis collected unique examples such as the GTI and CTI, and even a rare 1.9 GTI Dimma. Their collection shows the transformation of a once ordinary model into a special classic.
  • Volvo and Classic Cars
    Alain Pondman from Volvo Lotte speaks about the true value of classic cars. He criticizes the trend of cheap, poorly maintained classics on Marktplaats, emphasizes the importance of making memories with vintage cars, and advises buyers to invest in quality and durability.
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1955 - Second life
    Max de Krijger tells the story of Hendrik Jan Hofman, a passionate Kever restorer. Hofman brought a badly damaged 1955 Beetle back to life with a dedication to perfection and detail. This green Beetle, complete with handmade high chair and open roof, reflects his craftsmanship. Hofman is now considering selling the Beetle to focus on a new project.
  • ClassicPost
    In the KlassiekerPost section of Auto Motor Klassiek enthusiastic readers share their unique finds and personal experiences. Eddy Joustra comes across a rare Peugeot 203 pickup in Heerenveen. Robert Reessink captures a unique Moto Guzzi moped on camera in Italy. Chris van Haarlem shares his Scottish scooter adventures, including an unexpected encounter with an Austin A30 on the Isle of Skye. Bram Drooger spots an elegant Rolls-Royce Corniche and two FIAT 850s. Ben de Man discovers a special Chevrolet Step-Van in the Netherlands. This section illustrates the diversity and deep-rooted passion of classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts, with stories ranging from local discoveries to international treasures. In addition, readers provide valuable corrections and additions to previously published articles, such as PBTM Matthijssen's input on the Ardie/Dürkopp Dianette, which contributes to the rich and versatile content of the magazine.
  • Once again almost twenty pages of short messages about everything that has to do with classics
  • And of course our section 'Classics' where you can shop around in search of your next classic.

The perfect reading material for an evening or more of undisturbed dreaming. It is now in stores. A subscription is of course better, because then you will no longer miss a number and you are also much cheaper. Not bad in these expensive times.

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