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Ferrari Mille Miglia coupe by Pinin Farina, known as Type 375, is named after famous Italian Thousand Mile race. Its 12-cylinder engine develops 330 hp for a speed of 160 mph. Its 94-in. wheelbase, superb roadability and 2,150-pound weight ensure terrific performance. Price in the United States: $16,000.
Alfa Romeo TI (Turismo Internationale) is competition version of famous 1900 four-cylinder model with two overhead camshafts. Output of 120-cu.-in. engine is 115 hp; speed: 120 mph. With this Pinin Farina custom body, the car retails for $3,800 f.o.b. Italy. Delivery time: approximately four months.
Fiat 1100 carries the model designation TV (Turismo Veloce) on its handsome grille. Of highly customized appearance, this is a stock coupe by Pinin Farina, selling at the rate of three a day. Rugged four-cylinder overhead valve engine is modified to produce 49 hp. Speed: 90 mph; price in Italy: $2,800.
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Jensen 541 is a handsome, limited-production, 110-mph custom job with a plastic body by Abbott, of typically British lines. Austin-built, six-cylinder, 230-cu.-in. engine has 130 hp output. Adjustable shutters covering radiator are an unusual feature of this car. Price f.o.b. factory: $3,600.
Frazer Nash Sebring roadster, named after U.S. International sports-car race, is latest model in unique range of British competition cars. Bristol-built six-cylinder, overhead-valve engine develops 140 hp; de Dion rear axle follows racing practice. Top speed: 140 mph; price in Britain: $6,300.
Kieft 1100 is a late comer in the British sports-car field, built by small Wolverhampton firm famous for 500-cc race cars. Its Coventry Climax four-cylinder engine develops 75 hp, and was designed by ex-Jaguar and BRM engineers. Tubular chassis and plastic body ensure low weight and help account for 115 mph. U.S. price: $4,200.
Jaguar XK 140 All-Star model is a 1955 version of the famous XK 120 highly popular in U.S. The output of its six-cylinder, double-cam engine is boosted from 160 to 190 hp; other improvements include several styling changes, redesigned steering, and better cooling. Speed: 130 mph; prices in the United States start at $3,450.
Allard hand-built streamlined coupe is latest model of make famous in U.S. sports-car racing. A custom body on Palm Beach chassis is offered either with "Consul" four-cylinder, 92-cu.-in., 47-hp engine, or "Zephyr" six-cylinder, 138-cu.-in. 71-hp unit, both of Ford manufacture. F.o.b. factory with larger engine: $3,500.
Doretti, despite its Italian name, is first product of new British manufacturer named Swallow-Doretti. One of the new 100-mph sports cars specially conceived for the American market, Doretti has a four-cylinder, overhead-valve Triumph TR2 engine of 121 cu. in., with 90-hp output. Price: $2,905. Wire wheels are optional.