The Nardi name is far more closely associated with beautiful wooden automotive steering wheels than compete vehicles. However, before Enrico Nardi was lending some style to automotive touch points, he was building some racers of his own. Petrolicious takes a look at a wonderfully restored example from the late '40s with this Nardi-Danese 6C 2500 – just one of three made to go racing in the famous Mille Miglia.

Dick DeLuna owns this example, and he enjoys taking this old-school racecar out on the road as much as lapping it around a circuit. Petrolicious takes advantage of that by showing the Nardi off extensively taking a drive through some picturesque backroads. In reality, the low-slung roadster is absolutely gorgeous even sitting still, with an almost coffin-shaped nose and headlights partially hidden behind the vertical chrome grille slats.

DeLuna is a pretty inspiring guy, too. He says that he's 76 years old and figures he has 20 summers left before he slows down. Take a drive with him in the latest from Petrolicious.


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