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AC 16/90 Supercar Information

Autocars and Accessories Ltd., which had begun production in 1904, was reorganized in 1907 as Autocarriers Ltd., which continued until 1921, when British motoring entrepreneur Selwyn F. Edge gained control of the firm. The founders, John Weller and John......

Alfa Romeo 6C 2300B Supercar Information

This 1938 Alfa Romeo 6C 2300 B Mille Miglia lay dormant for many years in a chateau of a collector. It was purchased by the owner of the collection, Michel Dovaz (a Swiss national), in 1956 and remained with him for 34 years. It was sold in the 1990s......

Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Supercar Information

This Alfa is believed to be one of the prototypes for the 1938 Mille Miglia. The car was owned in 1938 by the famous Italian racing champion Giuseppe Farina. The coachwork was made by Stablimenti Farina of Torino, Italy. This is the only example of......

Alfa Romeo Volpi Monoposto Supercar Information

In the late 1930s and 40s, Alfa Romeos regularly dueled with Bugattis, Delahayes, Jaguars, Auto Union and Mercedes for automobile racing supremacy. The Volpi Special shown was driven by the legendary race car driver Juan Manual Fangio in the Formula......

Aston Martin 15/98 Supercar Information

This particular example is one of only 24 of the longer chassis built, measuring 9 feet 8 inches. It has a history that dates back to day one. When new, it was delivered in black livery with a green leather interior. The first owners were G.E. Layte......

Auto-Union Type D Supercar Information

The Audi Tradition programme of events for 2006 is clearly influenced by the Silver Arrows of Auto Union. The historical department of AUDI AG will be celebrating its Silver Arrow treasures at events at home and abroad. The Auto Union racing cars of......

Bentley 4.25-Liter Supercar Information

This car is one of 1241 4 14 Liter Bentleys built between 1936 and 1939. It sold for %247,200.The body, like all Bentley bodies were custom built, this one by Park-Ward. This construction has the front doors hinged at the front and the rear doors......

Bugatti Type 57 Supercar Information

This Bugatti was originally ordered by wealthy French Industrialist Fernand Crouzet and has a custom body by Gangloff that features unique bumpers and wheel discs.During World War II, this Type 57 was hidden under hay in a barn in France. After the......

Bugatti Type 57C Supercar Information

This 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Aravis Drophead Coupe is only one of four ever created and one of the few surviving of its kind. the coachwork was handled by Gangloff. Since new, it has been treated to a complete and professional restoration. At the time......

Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Supercar Information

Perhaps the most beautiful and exotic (and certainly the most expensive) automobile in history is the Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. With graceful styling, a powerful engine, and lightweight construction, the vehicles were as impressive with their performance......

Cord 814 Prototype Supercar Information

Auburn Automobile Company was the manufacturer of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg automobiles. In July 1924, E.L. Cord became Vice President and General Manager of Auburn Automobile Company, and in 1929 became its new President. Production ceased on......

Delage D6-70 Supercar Information

This 1938 Delage D6-70 has Cabriolet coachwork created by A. Guillore. The D6-70 was introduced in 1937, shortly after the Delahaye take-over. Mounted under the bonnet is a six-cylinder Delage engine that displaces 2729cc from the overhead-valve unit.......

Delage D8-120 Supercar Information

The Delage D8-120 was created after the merger between Delage and Delahaye. Louis Delage built racing and road cars up until 1935. The D8-120 has an eight cylinder, 4.3-liter engine developed from the six-cylinder Delahaye 135. It also has a Cotal......

Delahaye Type 135 Supercar Information

This body style was known as the Paris Salon Cabriolet because it debuted at the famous venue in 1936. Mr. Jourde, a noted French businessman, explorer and friend of Joseph Figoni, ordered the car. Prior to World War II, it was shipped to Mr. Jourdes......

Graham-Paige Model 97 Supercar Information

Joseph, Robert and Ray Graham introduced their automobile in 1927, but in 1938 they showed their most striking design, the Spirit of Motion, better known today as the Shark-Nose Graham. This unusual car is one of a pair of supercharged Model 97 Grahams......

Horch 853 Supercar Information

August Horch was an automobile pioneer, a founding father of the German automobile industry, and his initial car is regarded as the first German vehicle with a shaft-driven rear axle. Born in Winningen in 1868, he worked as a blacksmith, received an......

Lagonda LG6 Supercar Information

Chassis number 12334 with UK Registration Number HFO 565 was sent to the original owner on August 24th of 1938 via London dealer University Motors. Ownership passed to P.J.C Endorry in 1957, then to D.S. Vernon in Chichester, and then to US resident......

Lagonda V12 Supercar Information

The 1938-1939 Lagonda V-12 was almost a second-generation Bentley, produced under the aegis of W.O. Bentley after he joined Lagonda in 1935. It was built in the same heroic mold as his earlier cars but included a magnificent single-cam 60-degree V-12......

Maserati 8CTF Supercar Information

This example is one of three 8C TFs built, and the only one surviving in original condition. The car has a straight-eight engine with twin overhead cams and twin superchargers. It is presented here as it was prepared by the factory for Grand Prix racing,......

Peugeot 402 Darlmat Pourtout Supercar Information

The 402 series was first introduced in 1936. This rare example has a special sports body by famed French coachbuilder Marcle Pourtout who was a hero with the French resistance. This 402 Racing Roadster has a 4-cylinder, single-overhead valve engine with......

Peugeot 402BL Eclipse Decapotable Supercar Information

Peugeot has the deepest roots in the continuously operating automobile manufacturing business. Les Fils des Peugeot Freres had a bicycle manufacturing business in Valentigny, France before switching to the production of automobiles in the late 1880s.......

Phantom Corsair Supercar Information

This very unusual six-passenger coupe was a joint effort of Heinz and Maurice Schwartz of the custom body firm of Bohman %26 Schwartz in Pasadena, CA. Rust Heinz, heir to the Heinz 57 ketchup fortune, was a young designer who had the means to put into......

Rolls-Royce Wraith Supercar Information

This 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith Seven-Passenger Limousine has a coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel servo-assisted brakes. The 4257cc overhead valve six-cylinder engine is mated to a......

Steyr 220 Supercar Information

The Steyr-Werke in the town of Steyr in eastern Austria was a weapons and bicycle manufacturer employing some 14,000 people during the First World War. By the time the war was over, the company had produced a total of 3,000,325 rifles, 234,919 pistols,......

Talbot-Lago T120 Supercar Information

The elegant and graceful design of this Talbot-Lago could easily be the work of the legendary Joseph Figoni and Ovidio Falaschi. The flowing fenders, curvaceous body, and handsome two-seat sports coachwork have similarities to their work. Rather, it......

Talbot-Lago T23 Supercar Information

Talbot-Lago was a company formed by the collapse of Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq in 1935. Anthony Lago, founder of the company, set-out to produce a line of exclusive and expensive sports cars. The cars initially used six-cylinder engines, but later models......

Voisin C28 Supercar Information

This 1938 Voisin C28 Cabriolet has coachwork by Saliot. It is finished in a two-tone paint scheme and is one of the final examples constructed before the Second World War. Its styling is very elegant with design cues that are not traditional found on......

Wanderer W25K Sports Supercar Information

Auto Union had been participating since 1933 in the long-distance and off-road trials that were so popular at that time. Audi, DKW, Horch and Wanderer series-production cars were fitted with special bodies for competition purposes. In 1938 Auto union......