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Schwinn Auto-Cycle 1936

home Schwinn Auto Cycle 1936 Manufacturer : Schwinn
calendar Schwinn Auto Cycle 1936 Productions : 1936
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Chevrolet Corvette C2 1967

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home Chevrolet Corvette C2 1967 Manufacturer : Chevrolet
calendar Chevrolet Corvette C2 1967 Productions : 1967
settings Chevrolet Corvette C2 1967 Engine : 427 in³ Big-Block V8
config Chevrolet Corvette C2 1967 Transmission : 3-speed manual, 4-speed manual, 2-speed Powerglide auto. read more »

Lamborghini 350 GTV (1963)

home Lamborghini 350 GTV (1963) Manufacturer : Lamborghini
calendar Lamborghini 350 GTV (1963) Productions : 1963
settings Lamborghini 350 GTV (1963) Engine : 3.5 liter V-12 engine
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The Lamborghini 350 GTV was the prototype and forerunner of the later 350 GT (Lamborghini´s first production model). It featured a controversial semi-fastback body design by Franco Scaglione, which was modified for series production by Carrozzeria Touring, and Lamborghini’s own 3.5 liter V-12 engine. The car was presented to the public on the 1963 Turin Auto Show.

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1970 Giannini Monza Spyder

home 1970 Giannini Monza Spyder Manufacturer : Giannnini
calendar 1970 Giannini Monza Spyder Productions : 1970
settings 1970 Giannini Monza Spyder Engine : 810 cc, I 4 cylinder.
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Saab Sonett II (1966)

home Saab Sonett II (1966) Manufacturer : Saab
calendar Saab Sonett II (1966) Productions : 1966
settings Saab Sonett II (1966) Engine : Three-cylinder, two-stroke engine giving 60 hp (45 kW)
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In the 1960s Björn Karlström suggested that Saab should develop a new two seater sports car with a two stroke engine, but this time it would be a coupe and not a convertible. Two prototypes were developed, the Saab MFI13 by Malmö Flygindustri and the Saab Catherina by Sixten Sason. The MFI13 was the one selected for production. In 1966 the MFI13 was, after some modifications, put into production at ASJ in Arlöv as the “Saab 97″ – that year only 28 units were produced, and a further 230 in 1967. The body was fibreglass bolted to a sheet-steel chassis and lower frame. A roll-bar was fitted. The entire front section hinged forward, to allow clear access to the engine, transmission and front suspension. Access to the rear compartment was via a small hatch in the near-vertical rear panel. The engine was a three-cylinder, two-stroke engine giving 60 hp (45 kW). The Sonett II could do 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds and had a top speed of 150 km/h.

When Saab started using the Ford Taunus V4 engine in their other models, they also wanted to use it in the Sonett II. The car was redesigned and renamed the Sonett V4, with the 1500 cc Ford V4. A new hood was designed by Gunnar A. Sjögren, with a ‘bulge’, necessary to fit the higher engine. The bulge was slightly offset to the right, so that it would not obstruct the driver’s view. The engine produced 65 hp (48 kW) and the Sonett V4 made 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 s, with a top speed of 160 km/h.

In total, only 1868 Sonett IIs and V4s were produced.

An interesting side note is that the local SAAB dealership in Czechoslovakia opened in 1962 and run by the race driver Zdenek Treybal. Apart from selling Saab 96 he also managed to sell two Sonett V4s. One to a race driver in Prague. The other to AZPN (Automobilové Závody Narodni Podnik) in Mladá Boleslav in 1968. AZPN used the Sonett as the basis of a prototype for Škoda Auto called the Škoda 1100 GT. From the doors and rear it is almost identical with the Sonett, but the front is inspired by Ferrari Dino.

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Mercedes-Benz 150 (1935)

home Mercedes Benz 150 (1935) Manufacturer : Mercedes-Benz
calendar Mercedes Benz 150 (1935) Productions : 1935
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McLaren M6GT (1967-1969)

home McLaren M6GT (1967 1969) Manufacturer : McLaren
calendar McLaren M6GT (1967 1969) Productions : 1967-1969
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The McLaren M6A was a racing car developed by driver Bruce McLaren and his Bruce McLaren Motor Racing team for their entry in 1967 Can-Am season. As a replacement for the team’s M1Bs from 1966, the Chevrolet-powered McLaren M6A’s improved design earned Bruce McLaren and his team their first of multiple Can-Am championships. After the McLaren M6A were replaced by the M8A in preparation for 1968, McLaren and technical partner Trojan developed the M6B which was sold to customers for use in Can-Am as well as other racing series.

The M6 name was later used in the development of a closed-cockpit sports car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and known as the M6GT. The company’s plan to homologate it for the FIA’s Group 4 regulations was however never completed, and only a few M6GT prototypes were finished by McLaren and Trojan. Two M6GTs were later converted to road cars, one of which became Bruce McLaren’s personal transport.

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Honda Civic CVCC (1972-1975)

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home Honda Civic CVCC (1972 1975) Manufacturer : Honda
calendar Honda Civic CVCC (1972 1975) Productions : 1972-1975
settings Honda Civic CVCC (1972 1975) Engine : 1170 cc
config Honda Civic CVCC (1972 1975) Transmission : 1335 cc giving 55 hp to 1488 cc giving 67 hp
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The Honda Civic is an automobile manufactured by Honda. It was introduced in July 1972 as a two-door coupe, followed by a 3-door hatchback version that September. With the transverse engine placement of its 1169 cc engine and front wheel drive, like the British Mini, the car provided good interior space despite overall small dimensions.

Early models of the Civic were typically outfitted with a basic AM radio, rudimentary heater, foam cushioned plastic trim, two-speed wipers, and painted steel rims with a chromed wheel nut cap. The current Civic has become much more luxurious with satellite-linked navigation, a six-speed manual, power locks and power windows available. Still, many regard the Civic as representing a good value for the money, combining good performance, reliability and economy, as well as a very low rate of depreciation.

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Citroen Traction Avant 11B Cabrio (1934-1957)

home Citroen Traction Avant 11B Cabrio (1934 1957) Manufacturer : Citroen
calendar Citroen Traction Avant 11B Cabrio (1934 1957) Productions : 1934-1957
settings Citroen Traction Avant 11B Cabrio (1934 1957) Engine : V8 engine 1303 cc
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The Citroën Traction Avant was an automobile produced by the French manufacturer Citroën. About 760,000 units were manufactured from 1934 to 1957.

The Traction Avant, designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934, was the first front wheel drive car in large scale production. Cord had built front wheel drive vehicles a few years earlier in limited quantities at high prices.

The car introduced the use of an arc-welded monocoque frame, where other cars of the era were based on a frame onto which the body (“coachwork”) was built. Monocoque construction results in a lighter vehicle, and is now used for virtually all car construction, although body-on-frame construction is still suitable for larger vehicles such as trucks.

This method of construction was viewed with great suspicion in many quarters, with doubts about its strength. A type of crash test was developed, taking the form of driving the car off a cliff, to illustrate its great inherent resilience.

The novel design made the car seem very low-slung relative to its contemporaries — the Traction Avant always possessed a unique look, which went from appearing rakish in 1934 to familiar and somewhat old fashioned by 1955.

The suspension was very advanced for the car’s era. The front wheels were independently sprung, using a torsion bar and wishbone suspension arrangement, where most contemporaries used live axle and cart-type leaf spring designs. The rear suspension was a simple steel beam axle and Panhard rod with unequal trailing arms, to allow the two torsion bars to run parallel to each other, across the car’s width.

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Cadillac Eldorado (1953-1959)

home Cadillac Eldorado (1953 1959) Manufacturer : Cadillac
calendar Cadillac Eldorado (1953 1959) Productions : 1953-1959
settings Cadillac Eldorado (1953 1959) Engine : 5422 cc, 8-V, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder
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The Cadillac Eldorado was the longest running American personal luxury car as it was the only one sold after the 1998 model year. Its main competitors included the Mark Series and the lower-priced Buick Riviera. The name Eldorado was derived from the Spanish words “el dorado”, the “gilded one”; the name was given originally to the legendary chief or “cacique” of a S. American Indian tribe. Legend has it that his followers would sprinkle his body with gold dust on ceremonial occasions and he would wash it off again by diving into a lake. The name more frequently refers to a legendary city of fabulous riches, somewhere in S. America, that inspired many European expeditions, including one to the Orinoco by England’s Sir Walter Ralei

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