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The 5 at 5 Live la dolce vita behind the wheel of one of these Italian beauties.

ITALIAN CAR MANUFACTURERS have penned some of the best-looking cars in history, as well as some of the most desirable. Designers in Italy seem to have a flair for creating cars that look stylish and classical as well as glamorous and sporty.

We’ve rounded up some Italian beauties that are available on DoneDeal now, from the dream car to the (slightly more) affordable.

Under €200K

2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, €169,950

Harford Motor Company Harford Motor Company

The 458 Italia was designed by Maestro Pininfarina and the interior was put together with input from Michael Schumacher. It has a powerful 4.5-litre mid-mounted V8 engine and when this machine hit the market it was the most powerful and highest-revving V8-powered production car in Ferrari’s history.

Under €100k

2015 Maserati Quattroporte, €84,950

Conlans Limerick Conlans Limerick

The Maserati Quattroporte is a wonderfully charismatic four-door luxury saloon with a 3.0-litre twin turbo V6 engine and slick eight-speed ZF transmission. It has excellent road manners and handles beautifully. It’s a real pleasure to drive.

Under €60k

2015 Maserati Ghibli, €54,750

Frank Hogan Ltd Frank Hogan Ltd

The Maserati Ghibli is a hot Italian saloon aptly named after a hot Saharan wind. It has a sleek body with sporty contours and its interior features some lovely design flourishes including a great seven-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) touch screen.

Under €50k

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, €44,995

Waterford Motor Village Waterford Motor Village

This is the new top-of-the-range Alfa Romeo Giulia and it is a very handsome looking junior executive saloon. It is good to drive and well-built with a comfortable and elegant interior. It is powered by an efficient 180hp 2.2-litre diesel engine, which returns a claimed 4.2 litres/100km( 67mpg).

Under €40k

2017 Fiat 124 Spider, €35,795

Michael Barrable Motors Michael Barrable Motors

The new Fiat 124 Spider screams Italian glamour and classic sports car. It has everything going for it, from movie-star looks to fabulous road handling to a mellifluous 1.4 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.  It is brimming with character and full of the Italian passion for driving… even if its underpinnings are Japanese.