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Abarth 1000 GT Supercar Information

Carlo Abarth launched his own company in 1950, producing performance parts for Fiats. It didnt take long before Fiat-based 1,000 cubic centimeter coupes were built, borrowing Porsche suspension design. Auto manufacturing efforts began in 1955, with......

AC Ace Supercar Information

This AC Ace, chassis number RS 5004, is the fourth of the 37 2.6-liter Ford-engined AC Ace sports cars to be built. Its current owner first bought the car in 1965 when he was a penniless Cambridge undergraduate about to enter the world of motoring journalism.......

Alvis TD21 Series I Supercar Information

The first vehicles to bear the Alvis name, founded by Thomas George John and G. P. de Freville, appeared in 1920. Production of the Alvis vehicles would last for 47 years ending in 1967. The vehicles quickly built a reputation for performance and for......

Aston Martin DB4 GT Bertone Jet Supercar Information

In 1960 Aston Martin sent the very last DB4 GT chassis, number 020IL, to Italy to be bodied by Bertones Giorgetto Giugiaro. The finished car was soon unveiled at the Geneva Auto Salon in 1961. Built of steel, making it 200 lbs heavier than the standard......

Aston Martin DB4 GT Touring Supercar Information

The 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT finished in dark red Peony factory color was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, Ca where it was expected to sell between %24750,000-%24950,000. It departed from the works factory on March 23rd of 1960. Its......

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Supercar Information

The DB4Z is called one of the most beautiful Aston Martins ever created by company CEO Dr. Ulrich Bez, and is widely recognized as the greatest street Aston, the benchmark against which the current Vanquish would be judged. According to Elio Zagato,......

Bentley S2 Supercar Information

Most of the Bentley S series models featured the standard steel saloon body, with a few receiving light alloy Continental coachwork from Mulliner Park Ward. In this guise, the cars had lighter weight and a reduced frontal area permitting higher speeds.......

Chevrolet Corvette Mako Shark I XP-755 Supercar Information

Later known as the Mako Shark I, the Corvette Shark of 1961 was the brainchild of Bill Mitchell. Legend surrounds the origin of the car, including Mitchells flash of inspiration after catching a shark while deep-sea fishing. The Shark looked like......

Cooper T53 Supercar Information

The 1959 Cooper-Climax Type 51 won both the Formula 1 Constructors World Championship title for its manufacturer, and the Formula 1 Drivers World Championship title for the works team driver Jack Brabham. For the following season, the companys chief......

Devin S Supercar Information

Bill Devin, a racing driver and automotive pioneer during the 1950s and 1960s, is known as The Enzo Ferrari of Okie Flats due to his origins in Rocky, Oklahoma, and his southern California production of stylish but inexpensive Ferrari-like fiberglass......

Dual Ghia L6.4 Supercar Information

This Dual-Ghia L6.4 is the prototype for the second series of Dual Ghias. Production of the L6.4 was quite limited - only 25 were built.The first Dual Ghias were built in 1957-58 and quickly became the cars of the stars. Among the owners were Frank......

Elva Courier Supercar Information

Perhaps the only original owner Elva Courier MK II, its simply remarkable because its never entered a competition - Elva Cars were in essence a focused race car manufactured founded by Frank Nicholls. He built Courier MK IIs in Hastings, on Englands......

Excalibur Hawk RS Supercar Information

Excaliburs were the proud product of the mind of Brooks Stevens. Stevens, an industrial designer, wanted to create an affordable American sports car. His first design, the Excalibur J, was a two-seat sports car, built on a Henry J chassis, using a modified......

Facel Vega HK500 Supercar Information

The Facel Vega HK500 was designed to go head-to-head with the best grand touring cars on the market at the time. Period promotional literature claimed it could out-perform the mighty Mercedes-Benz 300SL, the Ferrari 250GT, and the Aston Martin DB4. The......

Ferrari 196 SP Dino Supercar Information

Ferrari 196246SP with chassis number 0790 was entered into the 12 Hours of Sebring race driven by Ginther and Von Trips. Its inaugural race resulted in a DNF. It was later raced at Targa Florio, driven by Trips, Gendebien, and Ginther, where it finished......

Ferrari 250 GT Supercar Information

The 250 Series of Ferraris were underpinned by Le Mans winners and the grand touring cars from the companys past. It followed the companys basic construction formula and was powered by a high-revving V-12 engine. Produced in both LWB and SWB forms,......

Ferrari 250 GT California Supercar Information

The 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder with chassis number 3099GT is a left hand drive vehicle. It is constructed of steel with covered headlights and a competition engine. It is just 32 of just 55 Short Wheelbase California Spyders built.......

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Supercar Information

The front-mounted 3-liter V12 engines installed in the Ferrari 250 GT family of Gran Turismo during the turn of the 1950s to the 1960s, provided the Maranello Company with a solid foundation to increase and expand their manufacturing volume. By the early......

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competition Supercar Information

The 250 GT SWB was designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. It was designed for the race track and the road. This two-seater had an aggressive stance and a wheel base 8 inches shorter than the LWB edition. The street versions were called Lusso......

Ferrari 250 GT SWB Sperimentale Supercar Information

There were a total of five 250 GT SWB Sperimentale created. The first was chassis number 2429GT and fitted with a modified Comp61 engine though it was never raced. The second car was 2643GT which received a 3-liter V12 featuring a dry-sump lubrication......

Ferrari 250 GTE Supercar Information

Luigi Chinetti was Ferraris first continental importer to the United States. Along with brining these exotic vehicles to the US, he was also an accomplished racer during the Scuderias formative years, and best appreciated for his North American Racing......

Ferrari 250 TRI61 Supercar Information

After serving the official racing arm of Alfa Rome for eight years and completing his efforts to support the military in World War II, Enzo Ferrari returned triumphantly to the business of racing.The 1961 Ferrari 250 TRI61 displayed was the Scuderia......

Ferrari 400 Superamerica Supercar Information

The 500 Superfast was the last in a line of luxury Ferrari GTs. Introduced in 1964, production continued until 1966 with just 37 examples being produced. Production of luxury Ferrari GTs began during the early 1950s with the introduction of......

Lancia Flaminia Supercar Information

The Lancia Flaminia was produced for over a dozen years, from 1957 through 1970, with 12,633 examples produced during that time. It replaced the Aurelia which had been introduced in 1950 and noted for being one the earliest vehicles to employ a series-production......

Lister Knobbly Supercar Information

The example shown is finished in blue and white livery consistent with the colors of the American driver Briggs Cunningham. In 1959 it won the SCCA Class C Modified championship.......

Lotus 23 Supercar Information

Colin Chapman is the heart and soul of Lotus, and racing is at the heart of Colin Chapman. In 1947, 19-year-old Chapman took a derelict Austin Seven and turned it into an immaculate special entry in time for the 1948 trials in England. This was the Lotus......

Lotus Elite S1 Supercar Information

Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at Hethel, Norfolk, England. The company is famous for designing and building landmark race and production automobiles of extremely light weight and possessing legendary handling characteristics.......

Maserati 3500 GT Supercar Information

The Maserati 3500 GT is a 2-door coupe made by Maserati of Italy, and was the companys first attempt at the Gran Turismo market and large-volume production.The 3500 GT was available in either 22 coupe form or two-seat spyder configuration. Its......

Maserati 5000 GT Supercar Information

Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, commissioned Maserati to build a special road car inspired by the Maserati 3500 GT but fitted with the race-bred five-liter V8 engine that powered the 450S sports racing car. Maserati was obliged to accommodate......

Maserati Sebring I Prototype Supercar Information

This Sebring Prototype was first presented at the 1961 Torino Automobile Show. Later, it was Maseratis show car at the 1962 Paris Automobile Show. The car was restored and repainted with a new interior several years ago. The current owner rebuilt the......

Maserati Tipo 63 Birdcage Supercar Information

There were two cars built with chassis number 63.002, one had a longer wheelbase and the other a shorter platform. The SWB car had a short racing career, only racing twice, but those two events were rather historic. The first race was in March of 1961......

Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Supercar Information

This particular automobile was purchased in 1962 by a USAF Captain stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. In his ownership the car traveled throughout the United States, from Ohio to California and then to Europe where it was refurbished by the Mercedes-Benz......

OSCA 1600 GT Supercar Information

This example has been prepared for both rally and track use. It has performed well on multiple Colorado Grand tours. Changes for racing include special wheels, a roll bar and lightweight glass.In 1963, the Maserati brothers sold the OSCA company......

Porsche 356 Carrera GTL Supercar Information

In the early 1960s Porsche sought to keep its aging 356 Carrera GTs competitive. The company chose Carlo Abarth to design and the Viarengo %26 Filippoini Coachworks to build a new lightweight streamlined body. The new body was approximately five inches......

Porsche 356B Supercar Information

The 356B was yet another refinement of Porsches 356, which had defined Porsche through its short lifespan. The 356B was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1959, but without a Carrera model. The Carrera model was reintroduced at the same show......