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    Video: Petrolicious profiles an 'original fanboy' and his 1987 Honda CRX Si
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    Christopher Hoffman is a guy I'd like to meet. He's profiled in the latest installment of Petrolicious, titled Original Fanboy, because of his love and dedication to his 1987 Honda CRX Si. And that's something I can relate to. My personal car is a black 1988 Honda CRX Si. Road & Track ...

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    Video: Petrolicious inspects Zagato-bodied Lancia Flaminia
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    Lancia gets a bad rap. Sure, the more modern examples have had a history of rusting and rampant reliability woes, but before that, they were certifiable rally weapons. And even before that, Lancia was just a maker of truly gorgeous cars. Cars like this aluminum-bodied 1967 Flaminia Super Sport, ...

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    Video: Alfa Romeo Giulia Spider rightfully fawned over by Petrolicious
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    Following the Top Gear adage "You can't be a true petrolhead until you've owned an Alfa Romeo," is rather difficult for those of us in North America. Faced with a distinct lack of new cars and an equally disturbing abundance of vintage basketcases, the road to Alfa ownership is a difficult one ...

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    Video: Stunning Jaguar E-Type Lightweight tribute featured by Petrolicious
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    This is a Series 1 Jaguar E-Type Coupe. Enzo Ferrari, Il Commendatore himself, called it "the most beautiful car ever made." It can count among its owners Steve McQueen, Brigitte Bardot and a number of other celebrities from the 1960s. It remains one of the prettiest and coolest cars ever. While ...

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    Video: Fiat Dino does a sexy Ferrari impression
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    In the modern industry, there's a clear distinction between Ferrari and its parent company, Fiat. Confusing the two is virtually impossible, although that wasn't always so. In the 1960s, the line between Fiat and Ferrari was still there, but it wasn't nearly so well defined, thanks to the ...

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    Video: Restoring 50's Italian single-cylinder motorcycles is a labor of love
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    As we've explained before, we have a soft spot for small, funky motorcycles. We've expressed our admiration for cafe racers and their culture, and while those modded bikes are extremely cool, we may have just discovered another niche of even more interesting two-wheeled contraptions, thanks to ...

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    Video: Toyota MR2 shows why we still love the 1990s
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    Was there a better time for Japanese performance than the 1980s and 1990s? It seems like looking back, Japan was on a roll, producing cars that were affordable, economical, reliable, fast and lightweight. And while all the attention is - thanks to a certain film series - focused on cars like ...

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    Video: Touring Italy in a classic Porsche will have you feeling continental
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    It's hard to believe there was a time when a Porsche 911 didn't come to market with 400 horsepower. But as Petrolicious reminds us with this video of a 1968 911T, owned by Donato Maniscalco, that time wasn't so long ago. You might think, being a distinguished man living in Italy, Maniscalco ...

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    Video: Petrolicious pays visit to tuning sensation the Ringbrothers
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    We caught up with a few projects from Ringbrothers at SEMA this year: a classic Ford Mustang body rendered in carbon fiber, and a De Tomaso Pantera-based concept that made us swoon. It's with good timing then, that our friends at Petrolicious have uploaded their newest, well-crafted ...

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    Video: Petrolicious finds the only Mercedes 300SL to give us salt fever
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    "Enjoy your toys. Don't worry about breaking them, don't worry about scratching them. Just have fun with them," says the owner of the salt-covered Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. No, it's not a new SLS AMG, but an original 300SL that Bob Sirna bought a year out of college in the early 1980s. Since 2001, ...

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    Video: Martini Mustang is a 'what if moment' gone right
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    Feast your eyes on a masterpiece. This is Steve Strope's Ford Mustang in the classic fastback bodystyle, and as you'll notice, it sports the signature colors of Martini Racing, a livery that's as legendary as any Gulf Racing-styled car. But the red, white and blues of the Martini stripe down this ...

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    Video: Petrolicious studies the purity of a Porsche 911 2.7 RS
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    Water-cooled Porsches are superior to the old, air-cooled models. This really isn't up for debate, despite the mob of Porsche purists, with pitchforks and torches in hand, currently descending on the Autoblog offices. Water-cooled models are more powerful and easier to live with, two factors that ...

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    Video: Datsun 240Z dares to be different with Petrolicious
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    When it was new in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a European-style Japanese sportscar. It had a straight six like the E9 BMW 2800CS and styling that somewhat mimicked the Jaguar E-Type, with its sugar-scoop headlamps, long hood and cab-backwards design. At the time, it was a cheaper alternative to ...

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    Video: Saab 900 SPG is the latest Petrolicious love story
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    The latest video from the crew at Petrolicious covers one funky Swede - a 1989 Saab 900 SPG. Produced from 1978 to 1998, the 900 enjoyed a long history, and thanks to its iconic look, it's quickly becoming a modern classic for the off-kilter car enthusiast. The SPG, short for Special Performance ...

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    Video: Petrolicious details why the Porsche 911 is something special
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    The Porsche 911 is a special car, if for no other reasons than it's been continuously produced since 1964, with nearly every generation regarded as being at or near the top of its class. But why the rear-engined icon has done so well among enthusiasts and regular drivers alike can't always be ...

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    Video: Bianchina is the Italian car you never knew you always wanted
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    In the 1950s and 1960s, America was filled with big, V8-powered land yachts, with brutal straight-line speed and questionable handling. Europe, on the other hand, was filled with interesting, characterful superminis like this Autobianchi Bianchina. (Ok, so we're generalizing a little... roll with ...

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    Video: Driving the million-mile Porsche 356
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    Maybe you've seen or heard about the Porsche 356 with almost one-million miles (though it doesn't look like it), but Petrolicious finally has produced a video to show us what it's like to drive the 982,000-mile car. Guy Newmark's beautiful, dark-blue 1964 356C looks great in motion - much better ...

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    Video: How this Ferrari 250 GTE became Rome's most famous police car
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    We're used to seeing fancy cars gifted to or bought by certain international police forces today, but the story of this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE goes well beyond a gift. Because Rome's anti-organized-crime unit, Squadra Mobile, was doing a terrific job in the early '60s, the Italian president asked ...

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    Video: Petrolicious documents the life of vintage car owners in New York City
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    There are vintage car owners, and then there are vintage car owners who live in New York City. The notoriously compacted urban sprawl is one of the least likely places for people to own vintage cars due to the lack of parking and garages, but that doesn't stop some enthusiasts from finding a way ...

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    Video: Petrolicious gets super Seventies in a Ferrari Dino 208 GT4
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    The Ferrari Dino 308 GT4 was the automaker's first sports car with a V8 mounted amidships, and that formula quickly became the Italian automaker's bread and butter. The 308 in the name denotes a 3.0-liter V8, but for the Italian market, where a tax was imposed on cars with engines larger than two ...

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