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Alfa Romeo 1900C Supercar Information

This unrestored 1952 Touring Superleggera-bodied Alfa 1900 Corto Gara was driven by Franco Cortese in the 1952 Mille Miglia. The Corto Gara, chassis 01047, is one of a smaller number of special competition cars that were prepared by the factory for......

Allard J2X Supercar Information

This 1952 Allard J2X is serial number 3067. It is powered by a 1957 283 cubic-inch Corvette engine with McCulloch Supercharger. It has been owned by its current owners since March of 1974. From 1946 to 1959, Sydney Allard produced 1908 largely......

Allard J2X LeMans Supercar Information

The Allard J2 was introduced in 1950. It had a DeDion rear axle with coil springs and located by radius arms. There were 90 examples made with most being sent to the United States as rolling chassis where they were equipped with Oldsmobile and Cadillac......

Aston Martin DB2 Supercar Information

This example was entered into the Aston Martin Owners Club Concours dElegance at Waddesdon in 2001. The car won its class by a very large margin. As a result it was promoted to the AMOC winners class, the Elite Class. Purchased in 1985 by R.S. McCouat......

Aston Martin DB3 Supercar Information

Shortly after becoming Aston Martins new owner, David Brown hired Robert Eberan von Eberhorst, the individual who had designed the Auto Union Type D Grand Prix car. Near the close of 1950, the development of the new DB3 model began. The ambitious goal......

Bentley Mark VI Supercar Information

This is the last of a series of fourteen Bentley Mark VI chassis to have Pinin Farina coachwork it was completed in October of 1951 for export to the Geneva Auto Show in Switzerland. It has lived, literally, all over the world. Its first owner kept......

Bentley R-Type Supercar Information

The R-Type Bentley was the second standard steel model produced by Rolls-Royce after WWII. The 4.5 Big Bore engine was capable of speeds well over one hundred MPH. Less than 160 automatic transmission, left hand drive cars were produced.The second......

Chrysler Thomas Special Prototype Supercar Information

This 1952 Chrylser Ghia Thomas Special SWB prototype is believed to have been the show car presented to the public at the 1953 Pars Auto Show. It is the only show car that sat atop a shortened wheelbase. It is powered by a Chrysler 331 cubic-inch V8......

Cisitalia 202 Supercar Information

The Cisitalia 202 Gran Sport was built by Pinin Farina in Italy and sold for almost %247,000. Power was from a 66 cubic-inch four-cylinder engine that produced 55 horsepower. The car had a wheelbase that measured 94.5-inches and total production for the......

Cisitalia 808XF Concept Supercar Information

Italian-born Piero Dusio was an individual who had a soccer career and a successful business, and he was a race car driver. His days as a soccer player ended due to a knee injury. After the injury, he started a textile business, which evolved into sporting......

Cunningham C4-R Supercar Information

After unsuccessfully campaigning two Cadillacs at Le Mans in 1950, wealthy American sportsman Briggs Cunningham constructed two purpose-built sports cars to race the following year the C-1 and C-2. One C-1 and three C-2s were built. Both models competed......

Delahaye Type 235 Supercar Information

This 1952 Delahaye 235 MS Cabriolet with coachwork by Henri Chapron was on display at the 2006 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance where Delahaye was the featured marque. There were 85 examples of the 235 constructed, including all body types, one prototype,......

Ferrari 212 Inter Supercar Information

Ferrari produced 78 examples of the 212 Inter models between 1951 and 1953. Twenty-six of the final twenty-nine cars were given the EU chassis designation as Europas. This particular example is a late-production 212 and was the third of 11 coupes built......

Ferrari 212 Speciale Supercar Information

This 1952 Ferrari 212 Speciale carries chassis number 0147 E and is a rather unique creation. It began life in the early 1950s wearing a 212 inter Vignale Coupe body. It was used in the Mille Miglia race in 1952 and 1954 and was a multiple Italian Hillclimb......

Ferrari 212/225 Inter Supercar Information

The Ferrari 212 Inter is descended directly from the first Ferrari of 948. Its name derives from the Coppa Intereuropa, which first ran at Monza in 1949.This Ferrari 212225 Inter Touring Barchetta is powered by a 2.7-liter twelve-cylinder 225 engine......

Ferrari 225 Inter Supercar Information

The 166 Inter was powered by a 2-liter V12 engine and produced 115 horsepower. These were road cars and were given odd chassis numbers. The even chassis numbers were reserved for the vehicles that were intended for racing. The bodies of the Inter......

Ferrari 225 Sport Supercar Information

This beautiful 1952 Ferrari 225 Sport Spyder has coachwork courtesy of Vignale. It has a dark red exterior with a tan leather interior. It is powered by a 2.7 liter V12 engine that is capable of producing an impressive 210 horsepower. The gearbox......

Ferrari 250 S Supercar Information

The Ferrari 250 Sport was largely based on the 225 Sport and the 212 Export racing models with a slightly larger engine. Ferrari prepared this 250 Sport Coupe especially for the 1952 season and it proved very successful. The car debuted at the Mille......

Ferrari 340 America Supercar Information

This Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and coachwork by Carrozzeria Alfredo Vignale %26 Co. of Torino, Italy. It wears a period-correct livery of blue with the No. 14 and is powered by a 4.1-liter V12 engine backed by a......

Ferrari 340 Mexico Supercar Information

During Alberto Ascaris short racing career, lasting from 1948 to 1955, he became Formula One World Champion on two occasions, in 1952 and 1953. He won nine consecutive races on his way to the 1952 title. Another accomplishment for Ascari during this......

Ferrari 500 F2 Supercar Information

The Scuderia Ferrari marque was founded in 1946. Their first major international victory occurred in 1949 with Alberto Ascari at the wheel of a Tipo 125. The victory was at the Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten, though it was achieved when the dominant......

Fiat 1500 Biposto Supercar Information

Designed by Franco Scaglione, Nuccio Bertone, and Carlo Abarth as a one-off for the 1952 Turin Motor Show, this Fiat 1500 Abarth appeared on the Fiat stand. It is among the earliest, if not the first, of the Fiat-based Abarths. After working on this......

Glasspar G2 Supercar Information

The Glasspar was born in 1949 when Major Ken Brooks showed California fiberglass boat builder Bill Tritt the hot rod he was building. It was a stripped-down Willys with a modified V-8. Tritt convinced Brooks to clothe the car in fiberglass. The G2, according......

Jaguar C-Type Supercar Information

A team of Jaguar XK120s ran at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1950 with one finishing in 12th place. William Lyons realized the cars potential but also the need for better development to become a contender for the overall victory. A racing version was......

Lancia Aurelia B53 Supercar Information

This Lancia Aurelia Coupe wears coachwork designed by Giovanni Michelotti and built by Allemano and created for the 1953 Turin Motor Show. The body was placed on a rare B53 chassis - of which fewer than 90 examples were produced - and powered by a 1991cc......

Lazzarino Sport Prototipo Supercar Information

This Lazzarino Sport Prototipo emerged from the shop of Carrozzeria Lazzarino, in 1952. Bautista Lazzarino was an Italian immigrant who moved to Argentina in 1927. He worked in the family repair shop in La Paternal. The family became well known after......

Lincoln Derham Town Car Supercar Information

Eleanor Lowthian Clay married Edsel Ford in 1916 but despite her obvious car connections, she never learned to drive. In 1952 she decided to replace her old chauffeur-driven Lincoln Town car with something more special. With the support and guidance......

OSCA MT4 Supercar Information

(MT4) - 1092cc, 72 horsepower at 6,000 RPM from a Fiat-derived block and their own aluminum head, to grow ultimately to 1,453cc - was installed in a whole series of neat, lightweight and fast barchettas and berlinettas. This early, class winning race......

Pegaso Z102 Supercar Information

This is the Berlinetta prototype built by Saoutchik for the 1952 London Auto Show in October 1952. This car was one of five Pegaso automobiles sent to Brewster Motors in New York. It was displayed at the World Motors Show at Madison Square Garden. In......

Porsche 356 Supercar Information

This 1952 Porsche 356 Glazer Cabriolet is one of only two known to exist in drivable condition. Only 11 examples of the Glazer Cabriolet have been accounted for.......

Porsche Glockler Roadster Supercar Information

In 1951 little thought was given at Porsche to competition. The nascent enterprise was struggling simply to survive.The first Porsche had been conceived on paper only (with the immortal designation Porsche 356 in the Porsche design records) in......

Siata 208 S Supercar Information

This Siata-Ford 208S is a one-off example with aluminum coachwork by Stabilimenti Farina. It was a promotional tool by Jimmy Mulgrew of Euclid Ford in Euclid, Ohio. Mulgrew enlisted the expertise of racer Dick Irish, class winner at the 1952 12 Hours......

Siata 208CS Supercar Information

The Siata 208CS with chassis number CS052 is a Stabilimenti Farina Coupe built for the Turin Auto Show and the Mille Miglia. This historic car has a documented racing history, Italian engineering and coach building of the post war era. In recent years,......

Siata Daina Supercar Information

Societ√° Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori (Siata) was founded by Giorgio Ambrosini in Italy in 1926, initially serving as a tuning firm specializing in the modification of FIATs. One of the companys earliest products was a pushrod-operated overhead-valve......