Berlin street cars

Out in the street …

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur VI:

2012 Hamann Guardian Evo.

German tuner Hamann Motorsport is famous for their work on BMW’s, but this exclusive Guardian Evo, based on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, is pretty sick, too.

Most of the components spotted here are for export only, due to the German Technical Inspections Organization’s (TÜV) strict rules. From the wide range of parts available, the ones on this Hamann include:

A carbon bonnet with additional air intake, Unique Forged “Anodized” 23” alloy wheels, side skirts, front & rear fender extensions and bumper units, LED daytime running lamps, fog- & high-beam headlamps, a 2-pieced carbon roof spoiler, a carbon tailgate cover, a sport rear muffler, carbon mirror covers, etc. And most definitely one of three power advancements available plus some interior Glitz, like the 15-pieced Hamann carbon interior set.

So much for that.

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur V:

1956 Austin-Healy 100-6 Overdrive.

Grace Kelly: “I have a feeling that tonight you’re going to see one of the Riviera’s most fascinating sights.”
Grace Kelly: “I was talking about the fireworks!”
Cary Grant: “I never doubted it.”
Grace Kelly: “The way you looked at my necklace, I didn’t know …”

(From Alfred Hitchcock’s “To steal a Thief”, 1955)

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur IV:

2011 Spada Codatronca Monza.

While more and more sportscar makers are trying to meet the demands of the mass market with redundant entertainment and driving assistance systems, the Codatronca Monza by Spada Vetture Sport sticks out like a bull in a herd of cows.

What you get here is a pure, primal sportscar, insane power (720 hp) and a probability close to 100 % you’ll be the only one driving around in it at Monte Carlo harbour.

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur III:

1960 Lancia Flaminia GT Convertibile by Carrozzeria Touring.

In case you want to join the prestigious ACM (Automobile Club de Monaco): you need 1000 Euro, a proposer, a seconder—and maybe an appropriate ride to take you on various ralleys and shopping tours to over 24 “bonnes adresses” that offer discount for ACM members.

The trunk of a Lancia Flaminia should settle your claim.

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur II:

1956 Simca Aronde Plein Ciel Special.

Some people wear Rolex or Breitling—others have watches with a classic car attached to it. Menton, France, 9.30 in the morning.

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur I:

2014 Nissan GT-R.

Coming soon: a late-summer special from the boulevards of Nice, Monaco and Saint-Tropez.

Les voitures de la Côte d’Azur!

• Ford GT40
• Ford Mustang Boss 302
• Ford F-1
• Mercedes-Benz SLR
• Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
• Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
• Spada Codatronca Monza
• Lancia Superleggera
• Ferrari Testarossa 512 TR
• Nissan GT-R
• Lincoln Towncar
• Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 
• Rolls-Royce Ghost
• Fiat 500 Abarth
• Jaguar XK-140
… junkyard goodies and more!

Would you like a pillow?

1980 Volvo 244 GL.

When in Berlin these days, you can’t avoid two things: the omnipresence of oldschool graffiti and the charme of rusty Volvos.

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220 S (W111).

"Legends are all to do with the past
and nothing to do with the present.”

(Lauren Bacall, “The Guardian”, 2005)

1964 Peugeot 404.

404 – file found, actually.

1985 Wartburg 353 W.

Bonjour tristesse.

1982 Fiat Spider.

Abarth-style Spider with custom head lamps, chassis and bodywork. Great job!

1997 Porsche 911 Carrera S.

The last aircooled Porsche, 993, was also the first modern 911 that looked more like the sleek original 356 than its coked-up relatives from the ’70s and ’80s.

1987 Mercedes-Benz 500 SEC.

From now on, with the sky as my roof
From now on, let the risk lead me to
From now on, somewhere I never knew
From now on, call me Royal Blue.

(Cold War Kids – Royal Blue)

1966 Alfa Romeo Giulia GT 1300 Junior.

Kiss July goodbye—with a Bertone masterpiece.