Fiat's decision to spin off 10 percent of the 86-year-old brand has prompted speculation about Ferrari's modern legacy—but sometimes the best way to predict the future is to study the past. According to Hagerty, vintage Ferraris have gained seven times their value since 2006.   Even relatively contemporary models (think Ferrari Testarossa) h...

Jeep was one of the grand prizes when Fiat took over Chrysler during the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, an Italian-Canadian, knew the Jeep brand well. And in his strategic planning he made Jeep a focal point of expanding the combined Fiat Chrysler's sales globally. That explains why you see the Jeep name on the uni...

High-performance vehicles from Italian automakers Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini are a popular attraction at the 2015 Portland International Auto Show, which opened February 5, 2015.   To see Ferrari and Maserati, head to the Oregon Ballroom Luxury Loft on the second floor of the Oregon Convention Center. The Ferrari display features the...

by Marco R. Della Cava   Few Ferraris make the heart beat faster than a 1959 250 GT Long Wheel Base California Spider, or as its simply known to those who know — a Cal Spider. Seductive, powerful and rare, these iconic Prancing Horses typically can only be glimpsed in books or on posters. Which is why David Gooding is especially proud that...

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari expects its US initial public offering to be priced in a range of between $48 and $52 per share, which could value the company at up to $9.8 billion, it said.   Parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will sell up to 10 percent of Ferrari in the IPO and will use proceeds to help pay for its own ambitious turnar...

by Mark Ewing   Scottsdale winter auctions always offer a few gems. Gooding & Co. has two more appealing Ferraris from the Golden Age of sports cars. First, a 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/195 S Berlinetta Le Mans. Built in 1950, chassis 0060 M is based on the highly successful 166 MM/195 S chassis, with aerodynamic coachwork by Carrozzeria Tourin...

Is Sophia Loren to blame for this? First, St. George scored a date with the eternally bella Queen of Italian cinema — even at 81 she's still got it — and now the entire borough's love affair with authentic Italian culture is reignited.   Coincidence? Perhaps. But check out this pair of upcoming events at Mount Loretto and Casa Belvedere...

What color drone would you like with your new car? That could be a dealer's question if a group of Wayne State University students working with drone developer Skypersonic LLC and other companies have their way.   Nearly 20 college students are working on a drone-car prototype that could communicate with each other to show camera images...

This past May, Chrysler Group LLC donated one of its iconic American-built supercars, a 2013 Street and Racing Technology (SRT) Viper GTS, to the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF), a nationally recognized nonprofit based in Washington D.C.   The SIF is the philanthropic arm of the 109-year-old Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the largest...

Alfa Romeo is still scheduled to return to the U.S. with the 4C in the second quarter, and more Alfa models will arrive in calendar year 2015, to be sold both in Maserati and "best performing" Fiat dealers, Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said in an hour-long press conference at the North American International Auto Show.   Marchionn...