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Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 Supercar Information

Weighing 1400 kg, the 105 horsepower Pinin Farina Cabriolet is capable of 165 kph.By the mid-1950s Alfa Romeo had almost fully shifted its focus from expensive, low production coachbuilt cars such as the 6C 2500 to more affordable mass produced......

Alfa Romeo Gran Premio 159 Supercar Information

Won the 1951 World Championship with J. Manuel Fangio.......

Allard J2 Supercar Information

After World War II, a war torn Europe was recovering and rebuilding. Buildings had been bombed, attacked, and devastated. Materials were in short supply. A decree was put forth for H.M.s government which allocated scarce materials to enterprises......

Aston Martin DB2 Supercar Information

The Aston Martin DB2 was a very important automobile for the company as it was the first real Aston Martin produced under David Browns stewardship. In 1947 Aston Martin owner David Brown acquired the Lagonda Company, making the W.O. Bentley-designed,......

Bugatti Type 101 Supercar Information

In 1951 Bugatti introduced a convertible luxury car dubbed the Type 101 which was a derivative of the Type 57. This, by many, is considered to be the last true Bugatti model. The post Word War II vehicle was intended to rejuvenate sales for the financially......

Buick XP-300 Concept Supercar Information

The collaboration between Earl and Chayne on the Buick Y-Job soon produced other imaginative Buick concept cars. In 1951, the pair created two new dream cars, LeSabre and XP-300. These vehicles were the result of a long-term cooperative venture between......

Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport Supercar Information

Cisitalia has always been a bit of an enigma. Although Piero Dusio focused on creating nimble high performance sports cars, he was also determined to outwit the oppressive post war Italian tax codes.This car is a 202SC Spyder Pininfarina Cabriolet......

Cunningham C-1 Supercar Information

Built in 1951, the Cunningham C-1 Roadster, with Cadillac V8 engine, was the first prototype built by the B.S. Cunningham Company of West Palm Beach and in effect it is the first all-American post-war sports car. With his eye firmly fixed on winning......

Cunningham C2 Supercar Information

In the 1950s Briggs began focusing on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a grueling and very prestigious race. The way he wanted to conquer this race was with a formula that had never been done before - using an all-American racing team. American drivers and......

Delahaye 135M Supercar Information

Louis Delage was born in 1874. He learned automotive engineering from Peugeot before leaving in 1905 to build his own cars. He had a passion for racing and winning. Soon he became a fierce contender for podium finishes. In 1913 he won the Grand Prix......

Delahaye Type 235 Supercar Information

The Delahaye 235 was the last attempt by Delahaye to produce a successful sports car after the war. This example has a unique Saoutchik body, first exhibited at the 1951 Paris Auto Show. With a 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder engine and a Cotal pre-selector gearbox......

Ferrari 212 Inter Supercar Information

The Ferrari 212 inter and Europa series were built between the end of 1950 and 1953. A total of 78 chassis were built, powered by the Gioacchino Colombo-derived, 2562cc, 60-degree V12 engine coupled with a 5-speed gearbox. The 212s carried a variety......

Ferrari 212 MM Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced their first car in 1947 powered by a 150cc V12 engine designed by Gioachino Colombo and was commonly known as the short block or Colombo. Over the years, the engine would be enlarged until its displacement size was nearly doubled......

Ferrari 340 America Supercar Information

Ferraris very first automobiles were powered by V12 engines designed by Colombo in 1946. Within a few years their engines were insufficient to keep pace with competition so Enzo Ferrari commissioned Ing. Lampredi to create a new engine for both their......

Ferrari Type 195 Inter Supercar Information

The beautiful unrestored 1951 Ferrari 195 Inter was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, California where it was estimated to fetch between %24200,000 and %24300,000. The car had been added to the auction catalog after the list had been......

Maserati A6G 2000 Supercar Information

This Maserati A6G2000 wears Spider Coachwork by Pietro Frua. It was the first Maserati designed by Frua and one of only three to be fitted with a Frua Spider body. After spending some time in Italy, the car was sold to a California resident in the mid-1950s.......

OSCA MT4 Supercar Information

This OSCA MT4 was built by the factory in a more traditional spider-style. It had headlights with the oval grille so it could compete in the 1951 Mille Miglia, where it placed second in class driven by Franco Bordoni. For the rest of the season, with......

Pegaso Z-102 Supercar Information

Named after Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, the Spanish built sports car emerged at the 1951 Paris Salon powered by a four-cam V8 engine. Manufactured by Empresa Nacional de Autocamiones S.A. (E.N.A.S.A.) they were responsible for building Pegasos......

Talbot-Lago T-26 Grand Sport Supercar Information

This beautiful example is a former First in Class winner at Pebble Beach Concours dElegance. The Talbot-Lago was touted as being the fastest touring car built in France at this time and many were graced with flamboyant coachwork by independent carrosseries......

Talbot-Lago T26 GS LM Supercar Information

This 1951 Talbot-Lago is a T26GS LM Barchetta Racing car with coachwork by Dugarreau. It was the final competition T26 built and left the factory only partially assembled. It was sold to Pierre Levegh who had Charles Deutsch construct a fully-enclosed,......