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AC Ace Supercar Information

This vehicle was originally produced with factory competition equipment.Prior to Syd Silverman of Vintage Motorsport Magazine, BEX450 was owned and raced by Harry Warren of Houston, Texas. The current owner had the pleasure of speaking with Harry......

Allard GT Supercar Information

Only two Allard GT Coupe models were created. One is one display at the Stondon Museum in England. This example is powered by a Chrysler Hemi engine and carries chassis number 82GT7105C. It was ordered from the DuPont family and was originally intended......

Berkeley SE328 Sports Supercar Information

Berkeley was Britains leading caravan maker in the 1950s. In 1956, Laurie Bond approached Charles Panter of Berkeley Caravans with his new design. It was an ideal project for Berkeley who had developed considerable skills in the use of fiberglass and......

Berkeley SE492 Sports Supercar Information

The three cylinder 492cc engine with three carburetors was capable of producing 30 horsepower achieving a 80 mph speed. This period race car is equipped with finned brake drums, factory reinforced wheels and a factory downdraft Zenith carburetors.......

BMW 507 Supercar Information

The BMW 507 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1955. The car wore styling courtesy of Albrecht Count Goertz and powered by an overhead valve V-8 capable of producing 165 horsepower. This car has had only two owners since new. The new owner......

Bocar XP-4 Supercar Information

The Bocar was the brainchild of Colorado entrepreneur Bob Carnes (the name came from combining the first several letters of his first and last names). It was designed in the great tradition of the 1950s sports racers as a true dual purpose car - one......

Chevrolet Corvette XP-700 Supercar Information

The extremely exotic looking Corvette XP-700 was designed and constructed under the very personal attention of Bill Mitchell in 1958 for use as his personal vehicle before it was redesigned and put on public display the following year. William (Bill)......

Devin SS Supercar Information

Bill Devin built a car that had the style, sophistication, and performance of a Ferrari but sold for less. The prancing horse demanded a high price due to its pedigree Devin decided to exploit the market and offer a nearly identical vehicle at an affordable......

Dual Ghia Convertible Supercar Information

This car is chassis number 128 and has a body painted in yellow with a matching tan top and camel-colored interior. In 2007 it was brought to the Bonhams Auction, An Important Sale of Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia, held at the Quail Lo......

Facel Vega Excellence Supercar Information

Facel is an acronym standing for Forges et Ateliers de Construction dEure-et-Loir (in English forge and construction workshop of the department of Eure-et-Loir). The company was founded in December of 1939 by Jean Daninos as a metal stamping company......

Ferrari 250 GT Supercar Information

The 250 GT saw production from 1954 through 1964 and was the first high-volume automobile from Ferrari with some 2,500 examples produced. Power came from a 3.0-liter V12 that incorporated Ferraris double overhead cams. Power output was rated between......

Ferrari 250 GT California Supercar Information

This car with serial number 0937GT is the seventh of the fifty Long wheel Base California Spyders built by Ferrari. Its first owner was Jean-Claude Simon who acquired it in September of 1958 and registered in the Swiss canton of Vaud, located outside......

Ferrari 250 GT Ellena Supercar Information

The production of the 250 GT began in 1954 and continued into the early 1960s. A variety of body styles, engines, and coachbuilders were used. Keeping with the tradition of Ferrari, the coachbuilders were Italian. Ferrari provided the chassis and the......

Ferrari 250 GT Speciale Supercar Information

The first Ferrari 250GT cars began with those created by Mario Felice Boano and then his successor Ezio Ellena. During this time, Pinin Farina prepared for the 250 GT coupe and cabriolet production at Grugliasco. Within a short period of time, thanks......

Ferrari 250 GT TdF Supercar Information

The Ferrari 250 GT TdF was a dual-purpose road-racing model based on the 250 GT production platform. Powered by a competition-tuned version of the Colombo short-block V-12, and fitted with alloy coachwork by Scaglietti, the 250 GT Berlinetta was an important......

Ferrari 250 TR Supercar Information

Ferrari 250 TR with chassis number 0722 was bodied by Scaglietti and fitted with a 2953cc V12 engine. Its first owner was Alfonso Gomez-Mena from Cuba who intended to raced the car in the Cuban Grand Prix. It was damaged in an accident during practice......

Ferrari 335 Sport Supercar Information

A total of three 335 S with V12, 4-liter engines were built in 1957 (chassis number 0674, 0676 and 0700). Chassis number 0676 was completely destroyed. Luigi Chinetti persuaded Ferrari in 1958 to build one more 335 S, this example - chassis number 0764,......

Ferrari 410 Superamerica Supercar Information

The 410SA (Superamerica), the first example of which was unveiled at the 1956 Brussels Auto Show, was Ferraris top Grand Tourer of the Fifties. Powered by a 4,963cc Lampredi V12 engine, these models, of which 36 were produced, offered the most advanced......

Ferrari 412 Sport Supercar Information

Enzo Ferrari powered many of his early racing vehicles with V-12 engines placed into small and sturdy chassis. Aluminum bodies were a favorite, due to its rigidity and light weight characteristics. Mounted in the front and powering the rear wheels,......

Fiat 750GT Supercar Information

This Double Bubble car is a Canadian racer that was driven in period at Harewood Acres airport circuit and Mosport Park in Ontario, as well as at Westwood racing Circuit in British Columbia. The car holds the class records for 750cc at the Rockwood......

Jaguar XK150 Supercar Information

The XK150 is powered by a 3,442 cc, in-line, six-cylinder, double-over-head cam engine developing 213 horsepower with a top speed of 123 mph. It has a 4-speed manual transmission. The chassis consists of rack-and-pinion steering, front independent torsion......

Kollins Le Grande Roadster Supercar Information

The same day Mike Kollins became a father was the same day he began working on creating his own automobile. It was a project that would consume eight years from start to finish and only one example would ever be built. Kollins was a engineering technician......

Lancia Aurelia Nardi Blue Ray 2 Supercar Information

Blue Ray 2 was created in 1958 by Enrico Nardi. The car debuted at the Turin Motor Show that same year. It is built on a heavily modified Lancia Aurelia B24 4th Series chassis. The coachwork was designed by Michelotti and constructed of steel by Vignale.......

Lister Costin Supercar Information

In 1959, famed designer Brian Lister hired aerodynamicist Frank Costin, who had worked for DeHavilland and Vanwall, as well as designing the swoopy Lotus 11. The example seen here is BHL 123 - for Brian H. Lister. Of all Costin Lister-Jaguars, this......

Lister Knobbly Supercar Information

The Geo Lister Company was formed by George Lister in the late 1890s. Geo Lister formed a partnership with Charles Flatters and Harry Branch, creating a general engineering, blacksmith, and wrought ironwork shop. When the partners retired and his sons......

Lotus Elite Supercar Information

From humble beginnings at their diminutive home in North London, Lotus Engineering and its charismatic leader, Colin Chapman, produced ground-breaking racing in the mid-to-late 1950s that would challenge the automotive establishment and usher in a new......

Maserati 3500 GT Supercar Information

Temple Buell Jr. was one of the Maseratis best customers, a wealthy individual, and a racing enthusiast. He purchased a 3500 GT Touring Spider, of which only three examples were ever built. These three early-production 3500 GTs, chassis 101.010, 101.124,......

Pegaso Z-103 Supercar Information

This unique design was built by Touring of Milan for the October 1955 Paris Auto Show. It was displayed on the Pegaso exhibit painted a light green. It was returned to Touring after the Paris show and exhibited at the April 1956 Turin Auto Show on the......

Porsche 356A Supercar Information

The Porsche 356 Coupe Green Hornet was the creation of an automotive enthusiast who wanted a personalized version for himself. Later and better parts from the Porsche marque were used to create the ultimate 356. It was outfitted with a 230 horsepower......

Porsche 550 A Supercar Information

This Porsche 550A, serial number 144, is a rare example of a race car that has not been restored. There is no record as to why this development 356 was called the 550 - perhaps it is because its quoted weight is 550kg (or 1212.5 lb). Erwin Komendas......

Williams Special Supercar Information

William (Dick) Williams was born in 1934 and graduated from high school in the early 1950s, during a tremendous era of automotive creativity, customization, and hot rodding. Dick Williams, living in California, was in the heart of the fiberglass sports......