1965 S.I.L.A. Bimbo Racer V-12

Advertised as a "real car" and regarded as status symbols for well-off children because of its high price and rakish styling. While the V-12 name calls to mind the exotic twelve-cylinder engines found in full-size Ferraris, it actually refers to the 12-volt battery in the trunk that powers the motor.

Collection of Kevin Cogan