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Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A Supercar Information

The ownerbuilder of this car has a real passion for pre-war race cars. While scanning the internet, he found pictures of the 1936 Alfa Romeo Botticella Spider. This image never left his mind, so he decided to build his own version from scratch. With......

Auto-Union Type C Supercar Information

The legendary Auto Union Silver Arrows dominated the major races of the 1930s, winning 32 of 54 races up to the end of 1937. The battles fought out between the Auto Union race cars and the Mercedes single-seaters are unforgotten. Names such as Hans Stuck,......

Bentley 4½ Litre LeMans RC Series Supercar Information

The Bentley 4 ½ came into existence to fill a void left by the 3-Liter and the 6.5-Liter variants. Production totaled 733 cars of all bodystyles. Only 54 cars were equipped with the famous supercharged engine.The car displayed is one of six 4 ½......

Bugatti Type 57 Supercar Information

The Type 57 Bugatti is the touring equivalent of their Type 59 race car. They share a twin overhead cam, 3.3 liter, straight eight-cylinder engine with an integral four-speed gearbox. 800 were produced between 1934 and 1938.This car was originally......

Bugatti Type 57C Supercar Information

This Type 57C Ventoux Coupe is a rare car, having received a factory-fitted supercharger in its early life. It differs from other Ventoux due to the addition of Atalante-type front fenders. The first owner was Prince Wilhelm of Sweden, a colorful character......

Bugatti Type 57G Supercar Information

Shortly after the introduction of the road-going Bugatti Type 57 began traversing the roadways, racing versions were created. It was a temptation hard to resist, as they were well constructed and a very mature breed. Proper bodies were soon constructed......

Bugatti Type 57S Supercar Information

With its streamlined styling and low-slung chassis, the Bugatti Type 57S Atalante was designed by Jean Bugatti as a 2-seater sports coupe, which soon became the rarest of the four body styles offered by the Bugatti factory. This Type 57S, the fifth Atalante......

Bugatti Type 57SC Supercar Information

With the help of the supercharger, the Bugatti Type 57SC was one of the fastest road-going cars in the world. Top speed was in excess of 135 mph. The Type 57S was a sports version of the standard Type 57 and built on a short-wheelbase surbaisse,......

Delage D6-3L Supercar Information

The Delage Company was founded in 1905 by Louis Delage and would become one of Frances premier luxury car makers of the 1920s and 1930s, alongside Talbot Lago, Bugatti, and Hispano Suiza. In 1930, Delage launched the D6-11, and two years later the D8-15,......

Delage D6-70 Supercar Information

Car design, especially during those early years of the 20th century, was certainly an art form. And one of those that had an eye for beautiful lines was Louis Delage. And perhaps none were more beautiful and elegant than his early designs. However,......

Delage D8-120 Supercar Information

This 1936 Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupe carries chassis number 51012, has an eight-cylinder engine with 105 horsepower on tap, a Cotal four-speed electromagnetically actuated transmission and four-wheel drum brakes. It has a body designed by Letourneur......

Delahaye Type 135 Sport Supercar Information

This 1936 Delahaye 135 S Cabriolet has coachwork by DeplatesSaoutchik. This beautifully restored and well maintained racer was brought to the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance where it was among a few other carefully selected, elegant Delahaye......

Duesenberg Model SJ Supercar Information

The Duesenberg SJ is the supercharged version of the legendary Model J. The centrifugal supercharger increased the horsepower from 265 to 320.Introduced in 1932, only 36 SJs were produced. Well before 1936 the Duesenberg chassis was no longer in......

Duesenberg Twelve Cylinder Prototype Supercar Information

In the mid-1930s, Cord Corporation designed a less expensive Duesenberg to offset the decline brought on by The Great Depression. This was labeled The Baby Duesenberg Project. Since the Auburn was popular at this time, Gordon Buehrig used existing......

Frazer Nash Type TT Supercar Information

The Frazer-Nash company was founded in 1922 by Archibald Frazer-Nash, who with Henry Ronald Godfrey had founded and run the GN Cyclecar Company. The company re-emerged from receivership in1 927 as AFN Limited, which later became the British importer......

Hispano Suiza J-12 Supercar Information

The Hispano-Suiza J12, also known as the T68, was one of the elite vehicles produced by the prestigious Hispano-Suiza Company. The chassis alone cost upwards of %2410,000, a small fortune in those days and more than most vehicles. The engines were similar......

Horch Model 853 Supercar Information

The Horch 853 was introduced in 1935 to much acclaim from the affluent and famous of Germany. The car was opulent but was priced under the Mercedes models, and it quickly became a top seller in the luxury market. The cars advanced and innovative technology......

Lagonda LG45 Supercar Information

Lagonda introduced two new models for 1935 and both shared the same short and lightweight chassis frame. One was called the 4½-liter Rapide, and the 3 ½-liter. This multiplicity of models was done at a poor time, as the company was enduring the post-Depression......

Maserati 6CM Supercar Information

If success lay in a name then Scuderia Achille Varzi had more than enough opportunity to become one of the powerhouse teams in Formula One, at least in the series early years. If success truly lay in a name then Scuderia Achille Varzi would also have......

Mercedes-Benz 290K Supercar Information

This is a one-off with body by Sindelfingen, the companys in-house coachbuilder. It has been restored to the original color configuration it wore when it left the factory in 1936. It has a straight six engine of 2.9-liters with 68 horsepower and three-speed......

Mercedes-Benz 540K Supercar Information

This 540K Special Cabriolet C is a custom-built and one-off design by Sindelfingen, the Daimler factory coachbuilder. The elegant coachwork created for the Mercedes-Benz 500K and 540K at the renowned Sindelfingen Werk, is considered among the most......

Packard Model 1407 Twelve Supercar Information

This 1936 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster Series 1407 with chassis number 1939209 sat atop of a 139 inch wheelbase and powered by a 473 cubic-inch twelve-cylinder engine capable of producing nearly 180 horsepower. Stopping power was provided by four-wheel......

Railton F28 Supercar Information

Railton automobiles were built in the old Invicta works in Cobham, Surrey, England between 1933 and 1940 using American Hudson chassis and powertrains. The brand was named after Reid Railton, famous race car designer, who was not involved in the ongoing......

Rolls-Royce 25/30 Supercar Information

The Rolls-Royce Twenty was introduced in 1922. It was given this name after its taxable horsepower rating. In true Rolls-Royce fashion, they were quiet, reliable, and built to very high standards. In 1929, the Twenty was replaced by the 2025, which......

Talbot-Lago T120 Supercar Information

Major Anthony Tony Lago was an entrepreneur and an Italian engineer. After the Anglo-French STD (Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq) collapse during the worldwide depression in 1934, Talbot purchased the French brand of Automobiles Talbot and founded the marque......

Wanderer W25 Supercar Information

In 1932, four independent auto manufacturers came together to form Germanys second-largest automobile manufacturer, named Auto Union. This union between Audi, Horch, Wanderer, and D.K.W. was a merger formed with hopes of riding out Germanys economical......