BMW 1500 (1962)

BMW 1500 (1962) 1

Manufacturer : BMW
Productions : 1962
Engine : 1.5-litre four-cylinder with 80 hp
Transmission : four-speed transmission
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Waiting times averaged around half an hour. That’s how long you had to queue up at the 1961 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) to get a close-up look at the star turn of the show – or indeed to sit inside it, if for no more than a hurried minute. “Anyone who was in the vast exhibition area, for whatever reason, felt drawn to the stand of the Bayerische Motoren Werke,” noted reporters from a leading German magazine, “or to be precise, to the new BMW mid-range car which until then had been a closely guarded internal secret but was now on public view for the first time at the BMW stand.”

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1961 Volkswagen 1500

Manufacturer : Volkswagen
Productions : 1961
Engine : 1.5 L engine (1500 N, 45 hp or 1500S, 54 hp)
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The Volkswagen Type 3, was originally launched in two varieties, the Notchback a saloon bodied version and the Squareback an estate bodied version in 1961. The Fastback a coupe styled version arrived as the 1966 addition to the range. This automobile was introduced in 1961 by Volkswagen to diversify its product range beyond the Type 1 (Beetle) and the Type 2 (Bus). The Type 3, officially the Volkswagen 1500, was designed to allow Volkswagen to make a more sophisticated car while maintaining much of the engineering from the Type 1.

The Type 3 was initially equipped with a 1.5 L (1493 cc) engine based on the aircooled flat-4 found in the Type 1. While the long block remained the same as the Type 1, the engine cooling was drastically changed to allow for a much lower engine profile. This resulted in increased area for cargo stowage and the so-called ‘Pancake’ or ‘Suitcase’ engine. This engine’s displacement would later increase to 1600cc.

Originally a single or dual carbureted 1.5 L engine, (1500 N, 45 hp or 1500S, 54 hp) the Type 3 engine got a larger displacement (1.6l 1600 cc) and modified in 1968 to include fuel injection as an option, making it one of the first mass production consumer cars with such a feature (the first was the Type 4 VW 411).

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 VN1500-A8 1994

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 VN1500-A8 1994

Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 VN1500-A8 Specifications:
Manufacturer : Kawasaki
Productions : 1994
Engine : 1470 ml, 4-stroke, V2-cylinder, SOHC, Liquid-cooled.
Transmision : 4-speed, Return Shift
Color : Pearl Teal Green/Candy Atlantic Blue

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Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 Sport (1928)

Manufacturer :  Alfa Romeo
Productions : 1925-1954
Engine : 6C refers to a straight 6 engine
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The Alfa Romeo 6C name was used on road, race and sports cars made between 1925-1954 by Alfa Romeo. 6C refers to a straight 6 engine. Bodies to these cars were made by coachbuilders such as James Young, Zagato, Touring, Castagna, and Pininfarina. Starting from 1933 there was also a 6C version with a factory Alfa body, built in Portello.

In the mid-1920s, Alfa Romeo RL was considered too large and heavy, so a new development began. The Alfa Romeo 6C 1500 was introduced in 1925 at Milan, production started 1927, with the P2 Grand Prix car as starting point. Engine capacity was now 1487 cc, against the Alfa Romeo P2′s 1987 cc, while supercharging was dropped. First versions were bodied by Young and Touring.

Toyota Stout

Toyota Stout 1961

Toyota Stout 1961

Toyota Stout specification :
Manufacturer : Toyota
Production : Start April 1954
Engine : 1500 cc Type R
Transmission : Manual
Body : 2-door, 3 seater pickup with a separate well body (with a fold down tailgate). Other bodies advertised by Toyota included a van, an ambulance, double cab coupe utility (2-doors, 6 seater, integral well body), drop-side pickup, pickup with stake sides, a pickup with full height metal side with a canvas top, a light bus (precursor to the Coaster) and an ice cream van.
Suspension : leaf springs.
Brakes : 4 wheel drum brakes.

Toyopet Stout First Generation (RK)

Toyopet Stout First Generation (RK)

Toyota Stout 1967

Toyota Stout 1967

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BMW 2002 (1968)

BMW 2002 (1968) 1

Manufacturer : BMW
Productions : 1968
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The BMW New Class was a line of compact sedans launched with the 1962 1500. The four-cylinder BMW M10 engine used in these cars grew over the years from 1.5 to 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0 L with the names changing to reflect this.

The New Class models featured a fully independent suspension with MacPherson struts in front and front disc brakes.

The sedan models (with numbers ending in “0″) were replaced by the larger BMW 5 Series in 1972. The ’02 series is not part of the New Class. The upscale 2000C and 2000CS coupes were replaced by the six-cylinder BMW E9 coupes, introduced in 1969 with the 2800CS.

Although they shared mechanicals such as engines, gearboxes, and differentials, the four-door New Class models shared little else in terms of parts and design with the two-door models.

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Dodge Colt (1989)

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Manufacturer : Dodge
Productions : 1989
Engine : inline 4 cylinder, 81,59.7 PS (60,70 kW or 81,59 HP) at 5500 Rev. per min.
Transmission : 4 speed manual transmission
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A model powered by the 1.6-litre 4G61T 135 hp (101 kW) turbocharged four-cylinder was produced for the 1989 model year only. There are a rumored 1500 of these special editions to have been produced. The engine was only offered in the Mirage and the Colt GT Turbo, which were distinguished by their ground effects and spoilers (although these parts were also available for a price as add-ons to other model ranges) and by their extra features not normally found on base model ranges such as power seats, power windows, power locks, and power mirrors, special colored interior and seats, as well as a 150 mph/9000 rpm gauge cluster. The Turbo Colt/Mirage Turbo was one of Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best for 1989. A naturally aspirated version of this engine was available for the following years Colt GT, with power down to 113 hp.

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Saab Sonett III (1970)

Manufacturer : Saab
Productions : 1970
Engine : 1700 cc, 65 hp (48 kW)
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In the 1970s the Sonett design started to feel a bit outdated. In the USA, the motoring press railed against its appearance while extolling its handling characteristics. For their new design, to be called the Sonett III, Saab called in Sergio Coggiola. It was important that the middle section would be unaltered, but Coggiola ignored that and made a significantly wider car. The Coggiola design was altered by Gunnar A. Sjögren to fit the middle section. The hinged rear window glass itself became the hatch to the rear luggage compartment, improving the access. The engine compartment, however, was accessed via a small, matt-black panel in the top of the front section. For extensive work, the entire front section had to be unbolted and removed. Coggiola’s name did not appear on the new car, perhaps because his proposed design had been altered so much. Due to demands from the US market, the Sonett III had a floor shifter instead of the column shifter as used in previous models. It also came with optional dealer installed air conditioning, also a request from the US market.

In ‘quirky’ saab fashion, the pop-up headlights were operated by means of manually operated levers. In 1973, the car received the Saab self-repairing bumpers.

The Sonett III had the type indicator ’97′ in the chassis number and used the same Ford V4 engine as before, with 1500 cc in 1970 and 1971, and a 1700 cc in later versions in order to handle the new US emissions controls. Both engine types gave 65 hp (48 kW). The Sonett III made 0-100 km/h in 13 s and due to a ‘longer’ differential gear ratio, had a top speed of 165 km/h. The drag coefficient was 0.31.

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Volkswagen Beetle (1938)

Manufacturer : Volkswagen
Productions : 1938
Source : netcarshow.com

The Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly known as the Beetle, Fusca, Coccinelle, Vocho, Bug, Volky or Käfer (German), is a compact car, produced by Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003. Although the names “Beetle” and “Bug” were quickly adopted by the public, it was not until August of 1967 that VW began using the name in marketing materials. It had previously been known only as either the “Type I” or as the 1200 (twelve-hundred), 1300 (thirteen-hundred) or 1500 (fifteen-hundred), which had been the names under which the vehicle was marketed in Europe prior to 1967; the numbers denoted the vehicle’s engine size in cubic centimetres. In 1998, many years after the original model had been dropped from the lineup in most of the world (it continued in Mexico and a handful of other countries until 2003) VW introduced a “New Beetle” (built on a Volkswagen Golf platform), bearing a strong resemblance to the original.

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