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Stuart Parr Collection presents/ The Mini, The Mighty, and The Moto

Stuart Parr presents selections from his collection of classic 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s Italian motorcycles and cars.

Mini: Reduced size in comparison with others of its kind. These small but versatile vehicles have a top speed of about 60 mph from the rear-mounted, mostly two-cylinder engines. They were and still are the ultimate beach car and, for Fiat founder Gianni Agnelli, a perfect fit for his yacht.

Mighty: Possessing great and impressive power or strength. The magnificent Iso Grifo designed at Bertone by Giorgetto Giugiaro is equipped with powerful Chevrolet Corvette engines, ensuring reliability and autostrada speeds upwards of 140 mph, making it one of the world’s fastest production cars at the time. Italian beauty, American muscle.

Moto: Motorcycle. MV Agusta was born on the track. Its story has been inscribed on the most famous racing tracks in the world. “These bikes are really where racing meets the road,” says Parr.