Google Spotting

I’m a bit ashamed to admit I can’t identify this car that was captured on the road by the Google Street View camera. The lines of the rear fender seem Italian to me, but the right-hand drive suggests British. Maybe a Morgan? Do you know this one? Drop some knowledge in the comments.

Unfortunately, whoever found it didn’t include a link. 9-eyes via Kottke.

DISCUSS (5 Comments)

  1. Jonny

    I’ve seen this picture a couple of times and have wondered my self what the car is. As a Morgan fanatic I can definitely say its not a Morgan of any kind. Could it be an Allard?

  2. Cris

    It is 0176ED, a 225S Ferrari, one of Vignale’s rare missteps, styling-wise. Easily in the top 10, possibly top 5 ugliest Ferraris of all-time.

    Cris

  3. Alex

    I think this google shot might have been taken during the Mille Miglia…If not then shame on me.

    Here is a link to a better shot of the car and it’s occupants. There should be a couple more shots on this linked site

  4. Mike Jacobsen

    Cris IDs the car correctly–it was originally raced in 1952 by the Marzotto Bros. in Italy. I rather like its looks though it was definitely retro for the time. MJ

  5. Mike Jacobsen

    I was in error referring to Marzotto–the car was racesd originally by Stagnoli, though also driven by many others in period, including Bracco and Castellotti. MJ

Leave A Comment

Don't be shy.

The Chicane is licensed under a Creative Commons (Attribution: 3.0) License. | The Chicane is a *January Studios Production. | info@thechicaneblog.com
%d bloggers like this: