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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Veloce Supercar Information

This 1956 Alfa Romeo light-weight (Alleggerita) Giulietta Sprint Veloce was on display at the 2005 Pebble Beach Concours dElegance 2005 was the Pebble Beach Concours tribute to the Alfa Romeo marque. This vehicle was raced to an impressive 11th......

Allard K3 Supercar Information

The example shown finished in red paint is a fully restored Allard K3 Roadster and powered by a Chrysler 331 Hemi engine. It carries chassis K33179 and was offered for sale at the 2006 WorldWide Auction held on Hilton Head Island. It has a bubble hood......

Arnolt Bolide Supercar Information

This 1956 Arnolt Bristol Roadster is powered by a Corvette V8 engine that displaces 265 cubic-inches and capable of producing 225 horsepower. There is a four-speed Corvette manual gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbone and traverse-mounted......

Aston Martin DB2-4 MKI Supercar Information

The DB2 with styling by Frank Freeley was introduced in May of 1950 and was the debut automobile for Aston Martin under industrialist David Brown, who had recently acquired the company. By 1953, this gentlemens sports car had grown into a four-place......

Aston Martin DB2-4 MKII Supercar Information

By 1953 Aston Martin realized that their DB2 model needed further refinement, and the DB 24 is the result. The obvious improvements include a one-piece windscreen and two tiny rear seats making this car a true 22. The new 3-liter inline 6-cylinder......

Aston Martin DB3S Supercar Information

Aston Martin DB3S9 first raced in 1956 at Rouen. Driven by a young Peter Collins, it sported new faired-in headlamps, a revised air-intake and a streamlined headrest. The following year at LeMans it finished second, driven once again by Collins and......

Bentley S1 Supercar Information

From 1950 until 1959, all Bentley models featured the 6-cylinder engine, which was constantly upgraded and developed by the factory from its initial 4.5-liters to nearly 5 litres beginning in 1954. The later V8 engine, introduced in 1959, was stronger......

Berkeley SA322 Sports Supercar Information

The car was built in February 1956, in Biggleswade, England. The car was designed by Laurie Bond. The first registration was in May of 1958. The first 300 cars had Anzian 322 motorcycle engines, then Excelsion 328cc Talisman twin engines were......

BMW 503 Supercar Information

Like several other auto manufacturers, BMW was in a tough financial situation in the post-War era, and was in need of a new model that would capture the publics attention. The 501 and its successor, the 502, were able to achieve this goal, however the......

Buick Centurion Concept Supercar Information

The Buick Centurion Concept was first shown to the public at the 1956 Motorama Show. The body was constructed from fiberglass and the interior was inspired by the cockpit of an airplane. The bubble top roof was a bold and dynamic design move. The aerodynamic......

Byers SR-100 Supercar Information

The Byers SR-100 represents one of the finest designed American sports car bodies of the 1950s. The Byers SR-100 was the cover car of the February 1957 Road and Track magazine. Road and Track editorowner John Bond, asked the question - Is this the......

Devin TR Supercar Information

This car is an example of an American-built special. Bill Devin was a southern California aerospace engineer who, in the mid 1950s, built fiberglass bodies as kits, rolling chassis and complete turn-key cars. Probably only one fourth of all the bodies......

Facel Vega FVS Supercar Information

This car was discovered by the UK Facel-Vega Car Club in the hands of Mr. George Scilley. It appears that this car has been given a thorough restoration that brought it to its current appearance. It is painted in metallic grey with a tan upholstered......

Ferrari 250 GT Boano Supercar Information

- May 1956 Factory completion date- May 6, 1956 Certificate of orgin issued- August 20, 156 Sold by Ferrari to first owner Giuliana Guerrazzi, residing in Torino, Italy. The price paid was Italian Lire 5,500,000. (Guerrazzi was the mother of Sergio......

Ferrari 250 GT Europa Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced their 250 Europa GT in October of 1954 at the Grand Palais. The prior year, Ferrari had unveiled the 250 Europa. The 250 Europa GT rested on a redesigned Tipo 508 chassis, featuring a wider track and a wheelbase about 8 inches shorter......

Ferrari 250 GT Speciale Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced their legendary 250 GT series at the 1956 Geneva Motor Show. Many believe this was the companys first true series-produce model. Ferrari displayed two versions of the new model at the companys display, a cabriolet bodied by Boano......

Ferrari 250 GT TdF Supercar Information

Scuderia Ferrari was created in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari, who had initially intended to call the company Mutina from the Latin name for Modena. The purpose of the newly formed company was to organize gentlemen drivers into a team to make it easier for them......

Ferrari 290 MM Supercar Information

Ferraris 3.5-liter V12 290MM made its reputation in the 1956 Mille Miglia won by Gino Castellotti. This 290 MM Ferrari placed second in the same race driven by Peter Collins with photographer Louis Klemantaski as his passenger recording the 1000 mile......

Ferrari 410 Superamerica Supercar Information

This car was shown for the 1956 Turin Auto Show, and is the sixth of 16 Series I cars and one of only 36 410 Superamericas produced. It was originally sold to Renato Bialatti of Italy, and then to the Saudi royal family. The Superamerica was built......

Ferrari 500 TR Supercar Information

TR stands for testa rossa, red head in Italian. Red was the color of the valve covers on the new Ferrari four-cylinder engine introduced in 1956. The 500 TR is the origin of the classic Ferrari racing model name and is one of only 17 made. It......

Ferrari 625 LM Supercar Information

Ferrari built a profusion of sports-racing cars in 1956, an abundance of performance that challenged explanation.In 1956, drivers who wanted a Ferrari could have a 500 Mondial 2-liter four-cylinder, a 750 Monza 3-liter four-cylinder, an 860 Monza......

Fiat 750GT Supercar Information

Karl Abarth was born on November 15th, 1908 in Vienna, Austria. At the age of seventeen, he became an apprentice at Castagna, Italy, designing chassis for motorcycles and bicycles. In 1927, he returned to Austria to work at Motor Thun Motorcycle plant.......

Jaguar XK-140 Supercar Information

The Jaguar XK-140 was introduced in 1954 and produced for a short time, ending in 1956. As such, these vehicles are very rare. The Xk-140MC are an even rarer breed. The M represented Modified while the C was for the C-Type racing head. The......

Jaguar XK-D D-Type Supercar Information

This 195666 Jaguar D-Type is an Alloy Recreation which was created in 1999 by Dunford Design %26 Development Ltd in the United Kingdom. It has been titled as a 1965 Jaguar based on its chassis. It is powered by a 4235cc dual overhead camshaft six-cylinder......

Kurtis 500D Supercar Information

This Kurtis 500D roadster was made in Glendale, California in 1955, but it went to Indianapolis the long way ---through Italy. The Italian affiliate of engine additive company Bardahl bought the car in almost complete form, less an engine. It was shipped......

Kurtis Kraft 500S Supercar Information

Like all of the cars built by Frank Kurtis, the 500S is a healthy slice of the American automotive pie. Kurtis Kraft Midgets, based in Los Angeles, CA, created a new, uniquely American sport, but the Kurtis chassis had dominated the Indianapolis 500......

Kurtis Kuzma KK-500 Supercar Information

This car has a most interesting history, having been driven at various times by both Rodger Ward and A.J. Foyt. In the 1956 Indy 500 race, Rodger Ward qualified this car 15th, and finished 8th. After the 1956 race, the car was sold to Bell Lines Trucking......

Maserati 150/250S Supercar Information

In 1954, confronted with Ferraris 500 Mondial competition, Maserati decided it was time to replace the excellent but ageing A6G series of cars. It settled on a four-cylinder approach in the interests of simplicity and lightness, and quickly settled......

Maserati 300S Supercar Information

This restored 300S has all original body, chassis, and drivetrain components. It has been raced extensively throughout the world and won the 1957 Cuban Grand Prix.It usually finished in the 21 European and American races it entered. In 1957, it raced......

Maserati 350S Supercar Information

The Maserati 350S was not a great success on the track. Using a modified 300S chassis and a bored-out 300S engine, only three cars were built. The first 350S (chassis 3501) was completed in the spring of 1956. Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson would......

Maserati 450 S Supercar Information

Maserati wanted a car that could match the cars of their nearby neighbors, Ferrari. Maseratis Tipo 54 450S was conceived in 1954 by the companys chief engineer, Alberto Bellentanti. The tubular chassis was the work of Valerio Colotti. The Maserati......

Maserati A6G-54 Supercar Information

The Maserati brothers, Alferi Maserati, Bindo Maserati, Carlo Maserati, Ettore Maserati, Enesto Maserati, and Mario Maserati, loved automobiles. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-liter Grand Prix cars for Diatto. In 1926, Diatto suspended the production......

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Supercar Information

Between 1955 and 1963, fewer than 26,000 examples of the Mercedes-Benz 190SL were produced with many of those being sent to the United States. They were built alongside their race-bred sibling, the 300SL. The 190SL was a less expensive version and based......

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Supercar Information

The 300 SL (Super Leicht) Coupe is famously nicknamed the gullwing after the unusual swing-up doors. A gullwing is one of the rare instances in collector cars when the coupe is more valuable than its roadster counterpart.With the Mercedes-Benz......

Pegaso Z-102B Supercar Information

The Spanish company, Pegaso, introduced their first automobile at the 1951 Paris salon. The name Pegasus was used, named after the mythical winged horse. In the engine bay lay an eight cylinder powerplant that was initally 2.5-liters in size but eventually......

Porsche 356A Supercar Information

In 1956 Porsche offered a coupe, cabriolet and the Speedster models, with bodies supplied exclusively by Reutter. American buyers now had three engine choices, while in Europe there were five available. This car has the 1600cc, 110 hp, ohv flat four,......

Porsche 550 RS Spyder Supercar Information

The Porsche 550 prototype was first introduced at the Paris Auto Salon in October 1953. The factory successfully campaigned the 550 in international motor racing, and it won its class at the 1954 24 Hours of LeMans. The 550 was inspired by the Porsche......

Rolls-Royce Phantom IV Supercar Information

In 1949, Rolls-Royce received an order from Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for a Rolls-Royce limousine that would be used for ceremonial occasions. His Royal Highness made this decision after he was lent an experimental Bentley with an eight-cylinder......

Talbot-Lago T14 LS Supercar Information

In the post-World War II era, most of the cars were bodied in-house by the automakers. Only a few companies relied on coachbuilders to perform their craft, fitting hand-formed bodies onto their chassis. In France, most of the vehicles produced were either......