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Alfa Romeo 1900 Supercar Information

The Ghia-bodied 1900 Alfa Romeo Coupes were designed by the legendary Italian designer Giovanni Savonuzzi. No two of the hand built Ghia-bodied cars were identical to each other. Each had a variety of subtle detail changes this car has a striking side......

Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportiva Supercar Information

The engine with its reasonable power and the aerodynamic style made the Alfa Romeo 2000 Sportives a very advanced car. The whole, in a sense, was the forerunner of Giulietta Sprint.The Alfa Romeo 2000 was a two-liter supercar built to pay homage......

Allard K3 Supercar Information

Allard K3 models (much like the vehicle it replaced - the K2) were introduced in 1952. They had a sports car design with elemental bodies and were the companies touring model. They had rounded lines with three horizontal bars in the front. Most of the......

Arnolt MG Bertone Coupe Supercar Information

Nuccio Bertone used a pair of MG TD frames and clothed them with a coupe body designed by designer Franco Scaglione. The cars made their debut at Turin in 1952 where they caught the attention of American industrialist S.H. Wacky Arnolt. A deal was......

Bentley R Type Supercar Information

- Specially commissioned by Jack Barclay himself, for testing abroad in Europe, 1954.......

Cisitalia Model 33 DF Supercar Information

Designed by Aldo Brovardne, this car was built at Racconigi, Italy. It is based on Fiat 1100 mechanical components and therefore designated Tipo 33 DF (Derivator Fiat). At the time of production CISITALIA (Compagnia Industriale Sportiva Italia) was operated......

Cunningham C-3 Supercar Information

One of 18 Vignale coupes built by wealthy internationally known sportsman, Briggs Cunningham, who not only won Sebring but placed 3rd at LeMans. The body was designed by Giovanni Michelotti and hand built by Italian coachbuilder Vignale. It is equipped......

DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Supercar Information

Similar only in name to the first DeSoto Adventurer designed by Virgil Exner in 1954 as Chryslers answer to the Chevrolet Corvette, the 1955 DeSoto Adventurer II Concept Car was more Ghia of Italy than Exner of Detroit. The Adventurer II was commissioned......

Ferrari 121 LM Supercar Information

Built in late 1954 as a 3-liter, 6-cylinder 306S on a 750 Monza chassis. It was upgraded to a 3.7-liter, 6-cyinder 118LM in December 1954. It ran in this form at the Buenos Aires 1,000 KM race in January 1955, driven by Maurice Trintignant and Froilan......

Ferrari 250 Europa GT Supercar Information

This vehicle, chassis number 0383 GT, is one of four lightweight Berlinettas, two of which have been totally destroyed. Built on a 250 GT Europa chassis, this one has been noted in several well-known Ferrari books as the predecessor-prototype to the......

Ferrari 250 Monza Supercar Information

One of the rarest Ferrari sports racing cars ever built, this is the third of just four 250 Monzas. These Ferraris look like 750 Monzas but were built with three-liter V12 engines instead of the four-cylinder motors used in the 750 Monzas.......

Ferrari 375 MM Supercar Information

Ferrari 375 MM with chassis number 0402AM was ordered by film director Roberto Rosselini. Mr. Rosselini was a frequent Ferrari customer and owned many early models. 0402AM began life as a Pinin Farina-bodied competition spyder finished in red. After......

Ferrari 500 Mondial Supercar Information

Ferrari 500 Mondial Spyder with coachwork by Pininfarina and having chassis number 0408MD was created in March of 1954. It was sold to Valdemar Stener who used it in competition during the 1954 and 1955 season. His first outing was at the Helsinki......

Ferrari 750 Monza Supercar Information

The Ferrari 750 Monza was campaigned up to the 1960s and was driven by many famous drivers including Collins, Gregory, McAfee, Bates, and Washburn.The 750 Monza sits atop an 88-inch wheelbase and welded tubular steel chassis. Its body is constructed......

Fiat 8V Supercar Information

Toward the close of 1951, Fiat designer Dante Giacosa created a new high-performance sports car, the legendary 2-liter 8V, or Otto Vu in Italian. Designed to take on the 2-liter class of the Italian sports car championship, the Fiat 8V made its debut......

HRG 1500 Twin Cam Supercar Information

This 1956 H.R.G. Twin Cam Sports Racerwas offered for sale at the 2007 Blackhawk Collection Exhibit held at the Pebble Beach Concours. It carried a price tag of %24450,000.This car, one of three constructed, was built for Peter Fletcher a Gentleman......

Jaguar Type D Supercar Information

This was the 2nd 1954 works team car and was the designated lead car for Le Mans. It was fitted with a tail fin for this race. It was a factory team car in 1954 and 1955 and began its career at the 1954 Le Mans 24 Hour Race at the hands of Stirling Moss.......

Kaiser Darrin Supercar Information

The 1954 Kaiser Darrin is marked by low sweeping lines, a heart-shaped grille, a Darrin dip, split windshield, unique pocket doors that glide forward, and almost disappear inside the front fenders, and open two-seater coachwork. Its eye-catching design......

Kurtis 500M Supercar Information

The legendary automotive genius, Frank Kurtis, built a successful company by building custom and race cars. At the tender age of 14, he took a job at Don Lee Cadillca, where he worked along side Harley Earl. In the 1930s, Kurtis was designing and building......

Kurtis Kraft 500S Supercar Information

This original Kurtis is not a kit car, it was manufactured by Frank Kurtis himself. It remains in semi-original condition with a 300 horsepower Chevrolet engine as opposed to Cadillac or Oldsmobile engines. The 1950s represented an era where creativity......

Lancia Aurelia Series IV B20 Supercar Information

The Aurelia is one of the great cars of the fifties, designed be Vittorio Jano who was responsible for all the great Alfa Romeos including the Monza and the P3. When the Aurelia was introduced in 1949 it was the most advanced production car in the world......

Lancia D24 Sport Spyder Supercar Information

The career of the D-Series Lancia Sport was as short as it was brilliant. The car - serial 0005 - made its debut in the 1954 Sebring 12-Hours classic, co-driven by Juan FangioEugenio Castelloti, before scoring three consecutive victories - two driven......

Maserati 250F Supercar Information

When it comes to the 1950s there are only a few cars that immediately come to mind as greats in single-seater grand prix racing. And while there would be others that would be more successful perhaps none of those truly evoke the images, the sensory perception,......

Maserati A6 GCS Supercar Information

There were a total of 52 examples of the A6GCS53 created between 1953 to 1955. 48 were given Spyder bodies by Fantuzzi. 4 wore Berlinetta bodies by Pininfarina. The first example wore chassis number 2040. This Maserati A6GCS is chassis number......

Maserati A6G/54 2000 Supercar Information

The Maserati Brothers - Aflieri, Bindo, Carloe, Ettore, Ernesto and Mario - began building race cars in Italy in the 1920s. They won early and often, including the Targa Florio in 1926 in their first race with a new car. In 1937, Omer Orsi took control......

Maserati A6GCS/53 Supercar Information

The Maserati Tipo A6GCS Series II included six specially bodied cars. Four were coupes created by Pininfarina. One was a spyder created by Vignale and the other was also a spyder, created by Frua. Chassis number 2049 was a Vignale Spyder and constructed......

Mercedes-Benz 190SL Prototype Supercar Information

After the destruction of its Stuttgart factories during World War II, Mercedes-Benz began its postwar reconstruction with limited production of the Mercedes Type 170 series sedan complete with styling and a side-valve 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that......

Pegaso Z102B Supercar Information

Named after Pegasus, the mythical winged horse, the striking Spanish-built Pegaso sports car emerged at the 1951 Paris Salon, powered by a four-cam V8 engine. The Pegaso Company was created by the Spanish government after the Second World War. Production......

Porsche 550 RS Spyder Supercar Information

In February 1954, 550-07 was assembled as a prototype 550. It was given to Wendler Karosserie in Reutlingen to demonstrate their coachbuilding skills. They wished to secure the contract for the upcoming prototypes and production cars. Porsche had not......

Siata 200CS Supercar Information

By the 1950s, Societa Italianà Applicazioni Techniche Automobilistiche (SIATA) had been established for over two decades. They were founded in Turin on July 19th of 1926 by Giorgio Ambrosini who intended on making high performance accessories for Fiat......

Siata 208 S Supercar Information

Siata (the Societa Italiana Auto Trasformazioni Accessori) began as a tuning specialist making speed equipment for Fiats. Then, after the war, it built its own Fiat-based sports cars, such as the 750 Sport and the tiny 300 BC. In 1953 Siata designed......

Sorrell Manning Special Supercar Information

Bob Sorrell was a talented automotive designerbuilder of the 1950s. He built road racing cars, drag racers, land speed racers, hot rods, customs, show cars and teether cars.Sorrell was considered a genius by many. He is best remembered for his outrageous......