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Abarth 205 Supercar Information

Austrian-born tuning expert Karl (Carlo) Abarth built the Abarth 205 sport coupe between 1950 and 1951. Only three examples were constructed.Abarth was a three-time motor cycle champion and a talented engineer. Abarth had been laid off from bankrupt......

Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Supercar Information

The 6C 2500 range of Alfa Romeos debuted in 1939, Vittorio Janos third series of six-cylinder Alfa Romeos. It was the companys last pre-war and its first post-war model. With fewer than 2,000 produced, including 63 6C 2500SS 2-seat short wheelbase......

Allard J2 Supercar Information

Sydney Allard an avid automobile racer and Ford dealer in London, produced 1,900 cars from 1946 to 1959. Most of these were family cars for the domestic market, but he also produced fewer than 200 J-series Allards, intended for competition. A majority......

Allard K1 Supercar Information

Founded in 1936 by Sydney Allard, the Allard Motor Company was an English car manufacturer that was based in Putney, London until 1945 when it was relocated to Clapham, London. The Allard Motor Company produced approximately 1900 vehicles until its conclusion......

Allard K2 Supercar Information

Sidney Herbert Allard built a reputation in England as a prominent builder of competitive racers. The Allard Motor Company was founded in 1946, though Sidney had been building and modifying vehicles since the mid-1930s. The post-war automobiles were......

Austin A40 Countryman Supercar Information

This Austin A40 may be the only left-hand drive Countryman in the United States. The Austin A40 was one of the first new post-war car designs to come out of Britain. The A40 (more commonly known as the Devon in its homeland) got its numerical designation......

Cadillac Le Monstre Supercar Information

Briggs Swift Cunnigham is one of the most famous and successful sports car drivers of all time. Ironically, he did not start his racing career until his early forties although he had been active in the automotive racing scene prior. At the end of World......

Delahaye 135M Supercar Information

As the legend goes, Ettore Bugatti gave Delahaye company manager, Charles Weiffenbach, a tip, stating the company should return to its roots in sports cars. Within a short time, Weiffenbach and his race program developed the 18CV Type 138 competition......

Delahaye 235M Supercar Information

This Ghia-bodied Delahaye was specially ordered by its first owner. The car was designed by Felice Mario Boano. Incorporated into the designs are wide oval grille openings and streamlined wheel fairings which conceal the wheels, but which can be hinged......

Emil Diedt Rochester Speical Supercar Information

The Second World War was over and America was excited to return to racing. A new interest in sports cars quickly evolved, especially on the West Coast, as dealerships began selling the latest-and-greatest from Europe, including the attractive Porsche,......

Ferrari 166 Inter Supercar Information

The Ferrari 166 Inter was produced from 1948 to 1950 with 38 examples built. They were the companys first true grand tourer and an evolution of the 125 S and 166 S racing cars. They were also the first Ferraris to be purchased for the road rather than......

Ferrari 166 MM LeMans Supercar Information

This Ferrari 166 MM Le Mans Berlinetta with a body by Touring carries chassis number 0026M. It was the first of just five such examples created and before delivery the engine was upgraded to Type 195 specification that lifted horsepower from 140 to......

Ferrari 166MM Supercar Information

The 166 MM Touring Barchetta, a Ferrari masterpiece, still increase pulse rates fifty-five years later. It is the first Ferrari sports car all previous cars were strictly for racing. Craftsmen welded a tubular frame with a 2,200 mm wheelbase to hand-formed......

Ferrari 195 Inter Supercar Information

Ferrari 195 Inter Coupe Berlinetta with chassis number 0081S was created near the close of 1950. It is a right-hand drive vehicle and was originally finished in gold paint. It was given a body by Touring and shown at the 1951 Torino Salon. The car has......

Ferrari 212 Inter Supercar Information

Ferrari 212 Inter Berlinetta with chassis number 0107ES wears coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina. The car was put on display at the Torino Motor Show in April of 1952. It is the last of ten Ferraris bodied by Stabilimenti Farina. After the Torino Show,......

Ferrari 275S/340 America Supercar Information

In 1950, The Prancing Horse was still a relatively new stable, and yet, the automaker was quickly earning a reputation for performance and excellence, and success. Scuderia Ferrari would feature innovative designs and power. One of the best expressions......

Lincoln Presidential Limousine Supercar Information

In 1939, the white house staff of President Roosevelt commissioned the FordLincoln Motor Company to build a automobile for presidential use. It was outfitted with several modifications that could accommodate the secret service, upgrades to the vehicles......

Maserati A6/1500 Supercar Information

This Maserati A6 1500 Pininfarina Coupe is one off the last ten A6 1500s built, out of 60 total, and one of very few without semaphores. In March 1950, this car was delivered as a rolling chassis to Carrozzeria Pininfarina in Turin. Three months later......

OSCA MT4 2AD Supercar Information

Like many cars of that era, some OSCA MT4 models were delivered to custom coachbuilders to receive their bodies. The early MT4 models were given a cycle fender body style that was known as the Siluro. The 2AD portion of the MT4s name came from the......

Porsche 356 Supercar Information

1950 Porsche 356 production chassis numbers run 5001 through 5410. This particular example is chassis number 5358.Back in 1950 Porsche relied heavily on Volkswagen for mechanical components. The Porsche Type 369 engine was a modified Volkswagen unit......

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Supercar Information

After 1945, all Rolls-Royce production moved to Crewe where it remained for the next sixty years. The postwar Silver Wraith chassis, with 4.3-liter 6-cylinder engine, was offered in two wheelbase lengths and was the last Rolls-Royce model to be delivered......

Talbot-Lago T-26 Record Supercar Information

Anthony Lago, often called Tony, was bon in Italy and received his engineering trailing in France. He worked as an army officer during the first World War and later spent some time in England before returning to France. The early Talbot Lago......

Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Supercar Information

This 1950 Talbot-Lago Grand Sport T26 Coupe is one of just 36 Grand Sports constructed by Talbot-Lago between 1947 through 1953. It has coachwork by the flamboyant coachbuilder, Jacques Saoutchik of Neuilly-sur-Seine. Saoutchik was born in the Ukraine......

Veritas SP-90 Supercar Information

Ernst Loof, Georg Meier and Lorenz Dietrich founded the West German Company named Veritas. All three of these individuals brought a wealth of experience. Meier had won the 1939 motorcycle Tourist trophy and Loof was also a motorcycle champion. Loofs......