This particular car was delivered to the H.J. Minar Co., of Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 7, 1957. The option list did not contain the normal radio, wire wheels, fender skirts or any other power options, but it did specify the supercharged engine and a heater. Bare bones cars like this were customarily ordered with one purpose, racing.
The revolution enters the next round – the all-new smart fortwo has undergone improvements in virtually all areas and is markedly more comfortable. Drive power is supplied by a state-of-the-art three-cylinder engine rated at 89 hp, while power transmission is performed by a five-speed manual transmission or the twinamic automatic dual clutch transmission.
After the destruction of its Stuttgart factories during World War II, Mercedes-Benz began its postwar reconstruction with limited production of the Mercedes Type 170 series sedan complete with styling and a side-valve 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that was strictly pre-war.
The new Ford Everest made its debut in Thailand today, redefining the ASEAN SUV market with bold design, advanced technology, stunning off-road and on-road capability, and a refined, premium interior for up to seven passengers.
'With the new Ford Everest, we're further strengthening our showroom lineup across ASEAN markets with a fully capable and competitive premium SUV that works equally well as a comfortable and refined family vehicle or taking on the roughest terrains of Southeast Asia,' said Matt Bradley, president, Ford ASEAN.
Buick today introduced the 2016 Enclave Tuscan Edition – a more distinctive expression of the popular crossover, highlighted by a bronze-tone grille and 20-inch chrome-clad wheels with bronze accents.
The Enclave sparked Buick's renaissance eight years ago and continues to fuel its momentum, with 2015 sales building on record sales of 62,300 in 2014.
Mercedes-Benz has thoroughly revised its best-seller in the SUV segment. The highlights of the new GLE include considerably more appealing front and tail ends and extensive measures which make new benchmarks with regard to emissions and drive system possible. For the first time in its SUV history, Mercedes-Benz offers a plug-in hybrid model, the GLE550e 4MATIC, which combines maximum efficiency with outstanding performance. This multi-talent will even best the already low fuel consumption figures of the efficiency champion GLE300d with four-cylinder diesel engine, while delivering the performance of a V8 model.
The Ram Truck brand today unveiled a one-of-a-kind Texas Ranger concept truck to commemorate and promote the brand's partnership with the renowned law-enforcement agency and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
The all-new Ford Focus RS is set to debut on Ú.S. soil at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Focus RS pioneers innovative Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive delivering blistering cornering speed for thrilling performance and unbridled driving enjoyment for enthusiasts in North America for the first time.
Land Rover will present the new 2016 Range Rover Sport HST Limited Edition at the 2015 New York International Auto Show.
The HST enhances the high performance Range Rover Sport driving experience thanks to its upgraded 380hp 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine, unique chassis settings and bespoke design features.
The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF has been revealed through a dramatic 'high-wire' water crossing in the heart of the London business district.
Expert British stunt man Jim Dowdell, veteran of Hollywood movies including Bond, Bourne and Indiana Jones, drove the all-new Jaguar XF 787ft (240 meters) across a high-wire to highlight the lightweight aluminum-intensive architecture featured on the vehicle. The feat took place high over the Royal Dock in London's Canary Wharf.
Leo Carrillo knew how to get your attention. If that meant riding in a parade on the bull he mounted to the front of his car that was fine. After an active Hollywood career of parades and movie openings carrying its famous cowboy owner, the Leo Carrillo Town & Country was retired to the Harrah Collection in Reno, Nevada.
The Mark VI Bentley, first seen in 1946, was powered by a 6-cylinder engine with an inlet-over-exhaust (IOE) valve, 6-cylinder engine of 4,257cc mounted on a separate chassis with independent front suspension; this was quite an engineering advancement for its time. The Mark VI was powerful and beautiful, especially with custom coachwork from one of the many coachbuilders from the United Kingdom and Europe.
The Ruxton was the brainchild of William Muller, who convinced his employer, Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia, to invest in the front-wheel-drive prototype. Although the effort began at Budd, the project was quickly moved to the Board Machine Company, and New Era Motors was soon established as its parent company.
Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) is pleased to announce that it will make the world premiere of the 2016 Outlander during its press conference at the 2015 New York International Auto Show in the North Hall (booth 260) on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:30a.m. ET. The 2016 Outlander will be the first Mitsubishi vehicle to debut the brand's new design language.
DeltaWing Technology Group, Inc. today revealed an exciting evolution of the DeltaWing Racing Cars program with its announcement that it will begin development of a DeltaWing® GT race car concept.
It will be designed to demonstrate that with far less horsepower than many of today's best sports cars, a two-seat performance car based on the DeltaWing® architecture would deliver the same performance, yet with previously unimagined fuel economy and efficiency. Expected to appear in 2015, this new DeltaWing Racing Cars project is a major step toward a street-legal two-seat DeltaWing® sports car.
Applying the Lotus refined Club Racer principles to the already stunning Exige S results in the most inspiring version of an already class-leading sports car. The Exige S is a model that already excels, thanks to its lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced composite bodywork. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62mph (0-100km/h) acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h (170 mph).
Seven new, capable and fun Jeep® concept vehicles – featuring a host of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts available to consumers – are set to conquer the trails of Moab, Utah, at the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari, taking place March 28-April 5. The Easter Jeep Safari is attended by thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts, who each year enjoy a week of serious off-roading on some of the country's most rugged and recognizable trails.
The BMW X5 xDrive40e, the company's first plug-in hybrid Sports Activity Vehicle, charts the next chapter of BMW's ongoing EfficientDynamics initiative. Benefitting from the groundbreaking work by BMW i on electromobility, the X5 xDrive40e combines the company's award-winning 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, powered by a lithium-ion battery, integrated into its 8-speed automatic transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) This newest BMW SAV can travel approximately 13 miles on pure electric power, ideally suited to short commutes and quick trips around town.
The judges were presented with over 300 vehicles to select their choice as 'Best in Show.' What they chose was a 1930 Cord L-29 purchased new by Brooks Stevens who had the Speedster body redesigned in the mid-1930s. He extensively restyled the car, adding skirted fenders, a speedster tail and Woodlites. He drove it in races, hill climbs and other sporting events until his death in 1995. Currently, the car is in the care of Ed & Judy Schoenthaler.
In the early 1920s, E.L. Cord used his business and sales talents to gain control of the Auburn and Duesenberg automobile companies. In 1929, he created his namesake, the Cord, as the middle-class volume sales part of his ACD conglomerate.
The L-29 was engineered by racecar builder Harry Miller and one Cornelius Van Ranst. Its power plant began as the 125 horsepower, 289.6 cubic inch, Auburn straight eight, but ended up quite different. The cylinder head was modified for a rear engine mount.
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The 2015 Amelia Island Concours named the 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 owned by David Sydorick as their Best of Show Concours de Sport. Designed by Vittorio Jano as a replacement for the 6C 1750, the racing versions of the 8C 2300 had multiple wins at LeMans, Spa, Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia. Built from 1931 to 1934, the chassis was fitted with stunning coachwork by Touring, Zagato, Brianza, Castagna, Figoni and others.
Continue for additional information and images about the 8C Alfa. Our detailed report about this year's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will follow shortly.
RM Sotheby's, the official auction house of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, is delighted to announce spectacular results for its 17th annual Amelia Island sale. The auction, which represented the first RM Sotheby's event since RM Auctions and Sotheby's formed a strategic partnership in February, achieved total sales of $60,328,550, besting the company's record 2014 Amelia Island performance by 67 percent.
The cars that defined Sir Stirling's career in 1955, the Mercedes-Benz racing cars that brought him his greatest fame, will serve as the centerpiece of the 20th anniversary Amelia display field.
One of the many events associated with the Amelia Island Concours was the Passport Transport Eight Flags Road Tour. The tour departed from the Ritz-Carlton main driveway, stopping at various points on and around Amelia Island before concluding with a public display and lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach.
The much-anticipated addition to the Amelia Island Car Week – whose cornerstone is the renowned Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance – was Bonhams' inaugural motorcar auction, held Thursday, March 12th at the Fernandina Beach Golf Club. And what a resounding success it was!
The Ram Truck brand announced today that it will add two new Ram 1500 buzz models in Sport trim — the Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport and the Ram 1500 Black Sport.
'With a standard HEMI® V-8, the Sport model offers unique features for the customer who likes aggressive styling and great performance but still needs a truck,' said Bob Hegbloom – President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand. 'Adding limited edition Ignition Orange and Black Sport models will give our buyers a custom appearance on an already eye-catching truck with all the capability our customers expect.'
A highly significant 1950 Ferrari 275S/340 America, chassis 0030 MT, leads early entries for RM Sotheby's flagship Monterey sale, returning August 14 – 15 to California's Monterey Peninsula.
Honda today debuted the package of aerodynamic upgrades and components its teams will use in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, as the manufacturer seeks to add to an already impressive list of accomplishments in American open-wheel racing.
Panoz, the Georgia-based manufacturer of exclusive luxury sports cars, is rolling into the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance this week with its 25th Anniversary Edition Esperante Spyder and Spyder GT sports cars and a car that changed prototype sports car road racing – the 2012 DeltaWing Roadster race car.
For those who want to blaze their own trails, Chevrolet introduces the 2015 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss edition today at the Cleveland Auto Show.
The Trail Boss combines the capability of Chevrolet's Z71 off-road truck suspension package with more aggressive tires and additional appearance enhancements. It is offered in extended and crew cab configurations, with a choice of a long or short cargo bed and available 4WD.
Mercedes-AMG is continuing its model initiative: following on from the successful A 45 AMG, CLA 45 AMG and GLA 45 AMG models, the Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG Shooting Brake is now the fourth high-performance compact car to be brought out, and it makes a stunning impression with its unique interior concept and its unrivalled mix of thrilling driving dynamics, excellent everyday usability and tremendous individuality.
Únveiled at the Geneva Show, the Sway is a glimpse at how a future generation of compact Nissan models might look if the company's striking new design language was applied to a European hatchback. It is a concept car designed especially to appeal to European tastes: it is seen as emotional, edgy and exciting.
Aston Martin today challenges the nature of luxury GT travel in the 21st Century with the debut at the 85th Geneva International Motor Show of the innovative DBX Concept.
Created to defy conventional thinking about the luxury GT segment, the DBX Concept widens the appeal of the iconic British luxury brand and reaches out to a more diverse global audience than ever before.
With increased power, lower weight, improved aerodynamics and innovative technologies the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce is the most pure incarnation of a Lamborghini to date: unmistakable Lamborghini super sports car DNA, dynamic superiority and exceptional driving precision.
Aston Martin is today announcing that the luxurious new Lagonda super saloon will be made available, in strictly limited numbers, to more customers around the world.
Aston Martin will now accept orders for the Lagonda Taraf – the latest in a proud line of saloons revered worldwide as 'the finest of fast cars' – from prospective owners in more major markets. It is now available to clients in EÚ legislation-compliant Continental Europe, the Únited Kingdom and South Africa, with the Lagonda Taraf now re-engineered to be available in either left or right-hand drive.
Buick's new Avenir concept car made its surprise debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 11th. On Friday, March 13, 2015 the Avenir (French for future) and the first concept car, Buick's 1938 Y-Job, will take center stage at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's THE DESIGN DNA OF ICONIC CARS seminar.
Introducing the Aston Martin Vulcan – a track-only supercar and the British luxury brand's most intense and exhilarating creation to date.
Born out of extensive motorsport experience – and using the brand's acknowledged flair for design and engineering ingenuity – the 800-plus bhp, all-carbon fibre Aston Martin Vulcan promises truly extreme performance.
A design with dynamic elegance and the latest high end technologies: The Audi prologue Avant show car with its stretched roof which the brand is presenting at the Geneva Motor Show gives a look into the future – with the new and emotion filled design language that Audi has initiated with its study in the coupé, the prologue.Next Page >>