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Alfa Romeo Canguro Supercar Information

Most of the Alfa Romeo TZ2s received their bodies from the Milan-based coachbuilder, Zagato. Two, however, received custom coachwork by Bertone and Pininfarina. The example bodied by Bertones own Giorgetto Giugiaro and was dubbed Canguro. This example......

ATS 2500 GT Supercar Information

With a sleek body designed by Franco Scaglione and mechanicals by ex-Ferrari virtuosos Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini, the ATS set the motoring world reeling with the first mid-engine Italian sport and GT car. Chiti and Bizarrini were part of the......

Bentley S3 Continental Supercar Information

The Bentley S2 fitted with V-8 power was introduced in 1959. Power-assisted steering was now standard and there was no longer the option of a manual gearbox. The sole gearbox was Rolls-Royces own four-speed automatic unit.The Continental was an......

Bizzarrini Iso Grifo A3/C Supercar Information

Giotto Bizzarrini worked with Alfa Romeo and Ferrari on the development of their cars. In 1962 he founded his own company, Autostar, in Livorno, Italy, and went on to work with Renzo Rivolta, producing the Iso Rivolta and Iso Grifo A3C models. The company......

Cooper Monaco Supercar Information

Six Type 61 Cooper Monacos were built and sold to the USA. Four went to Shelby American, were powered by the Ford 289 V-8 and called the King Cobra. One went to John Mecom. This car CM364 went to Jack Brewer and was raced with a 327 Chevrolet V-8.......

Dodge Hemi Charger Concept Supercar Information

In 2007, the car became part of the John M. OQuinn collection and has been operated sparingly. Now, in 2011 the car became available for purchase again. As it appeared for the auction the car is finished in a striking dark-red finish with double-white......

Facel Vega Facel II Supercar Information

Facel was an acronym for Forges et Ateliers de Construction de dEure et de Loire, founded in 1938 by Jean Daninos. The company began with aircraft machine tools, but when the French auto industry revived after World War II, Facel began producing car......

Ferrari 250 GT Lusso Supercar Information

The 250 GT Lusso, also known as the GTL, was introduced at the 1962 Paris show. The car had flowing lines and a fastback shape typical of the GT cars of the mid-1960s. Power was from the 250 GTOs Tipo 168 engine offering 247 horsepower thanks, in......

Ferrari 250 GTO Supercar Information

World Driving Champion Phil Hill and Belgian Oliver Gendebien were seated behind the Ferrari 250 GTO when it made its appearance at the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1962. The two were a little upset that they had been stuck in the GT class rather than sitting......

Ferrari 250 LM Supercar Information

The Ferrari 250 LM made its debut at the 1963 Paris Auto Salon and first competed the following year. Designed for the GT class at Le Mans, 100 cars were needed to obey the homologation rules, but not surprisingly only 32 cars were finished the LM was......

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Supercar Information

The 275 series Ferraris were unveiled at the 1964 Paris Auto Show and it heralded the beginning on a new era of Ferrari road cars. The 275 GTB was given an aggressively styled new body designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti. (The 275 GTS Spider......

Ferrari 275 GTB/C Speciale Supercar Information

In the beginning, Enzo Ferrari would have to be convinced providing a taste of the track for the street. The same reservation was felt when it came to providing customers competitive cars for the track as well. However, by the 1960s, Ferraris mood would......

Ferrari 330 GT Supercar Information

The Ferrari 330 GT 22 was the first Ferrari to exceed 1,000 units.The Ferrari 330 GT 22 introduced many major improvements over the Ferrari 250 22. The chassis had a longer wheelbase and wider track, and the roofline was slightly taller providing......

Ferrari 400 Superamerica Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced the 400 Superamerica at the 1960 Brussels Auto Show. The chassis was based heavily on the 250 series and featured four-wheel disc brakes, a fully synchronized gearbox with overdrive and telescopic shock absorbers. It also had a larger......

Ford GT40 Supercar Information

The LeMans winning Ford GT40 came about due to Fords failed attempt to purchase Ferrari. Henry Ford II decided that if he could not own Ferrari, then he was going to build a car that could outpace the legendary marque. Enzo Ferrari soon found himself......

Ford Mustang Supercar Information

The Ford Mustang as the first -- and so far the only -- car to receive the Tiffany Award for Excellence in American Design. Not bad for a car that was designed using mostly existing components, an existing chassis (from the Ford Falcon), and base price......

ISO Rivolta Supercar Information

Renzo Rivolta started out in the refrigeration business, making refrigerators under the trade name Isotherm after World War II. He decided he wanted to get into the transportation business and was successful in building motor scooters and motorcycles.......

Jaguar XKE E-Type Supercar Information

This 1964 Jaguar Series I E-Type Roadster was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between %2460,000 - %2475,000. It is equipped with a 3781cc twin-overhead cam......

Lamborghini 350 GT Supercar Information

Franco Scaglione, an employee of Sargiotto located in Turin, was tasked with designing a new vehicle for the newly formed Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. The result was a prototype labeled the Lamborghini 350 GTV and first displayed at the 1963......

Lancia Flaminia Supercar Information

Just 33 Lancia Flaminia Sport Coupes were coachbuilt by Zagato, and this late series 3C 2.8-liter V6 model is the rarest, combining the classic Lancia Flaminia second series lines with the most powerful Flaminia V6 engine. Only a few of these rare cars......

Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato Supercar Information

The Lancia Sport Prototipo Zagato is a unique creation that was given a lightweight body and numerous weight-saving measures. The light alloy body was about 220 kilograms lighter, compared to the standard Lancia Flavia Zagato body. It also was given......

Lotus Super Seven Supercar Information

The Lotus Seven was a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars (initially being called Lotus Engineering) between the years 1957 and 1972. It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and has been considered......

Lotus Type 30 Supercar Information

The Lotus 30 was Colin Chapmans first and only attempt to compete in the newly formed Can AM (Group Seven) racing. This was an exciting new racing series that had few rules or regulations and left manufacturers to design and create extremely fast machines.......

Maserati 3500 GTi Supercar Information

The Maserati Company was established in 1914. The Maserati brothers, Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore, Ernesto and Mario, were all involved with automobiles from the beginning of the 20th century. Alfieri, Bindo and Ernesto built 2-litre Grand Prix cars......

Maserati 5000 GT Supercar Information

The Shah of Iran approached Maserati with a request in 1958 for a 3500 GT fitted with a 450 S racing engine. Since the Maseratis entire team of 450 S cars having been obliterated in racing accidents, the company decided that this would be a good solution......

OSCA 1600 GT Supercar Information

for short. Among the reasons for the Maserati brothers departure, was their aversion to making road cars, since their passion resided with competition cars. Built in limited quantities, the OSCAs performed admirably in international sports car racing......

Pontiac Banshee Concept Supercar Information

Semon E. Bunkie Knudsen began working for General Motors in 1939 with the Pontiac Division. In 1955, he became general manager of the Detroit Diesel Division, and in 1956 he became a vice-president of the company and general manager of the Pontiac......

Porsche 356 Supercar Information

The Porsche 356 was first shown to the public at the 1949 Geneva Motor Show and its aerodynamic and nimble body was well received. The early versions were hand built at the Gmund in Austria. The A was produced until 1959, the B until 1962, and the C......

Porsche 901 Supercar Information

The Porsche 901, the forerunner for the famous 911, was the first new vehicle Porsche had ever produced. Prior to the 901, there was the 356. This vehicle had lived a relatively long lifespan and was nearing its end, both in mechanical capabilities......

Porsche 901 Prototype Supercar Information

When Porsche decided to replace the 356 with the 911 in the early 1960s, the question arose as to whether an open car should be offered to replace the popular cabriolet. By 1964, Porsche had already built its thirteen 901 pre-production Coupe prototypes.......

Porsche 904 Carrera GTS Supercar Information

With the well-proven 356 GTL Carrera-Abarth having served formidably for three seasons, pressure from the imminent arrival of the two liter Simca-Abarth meant that Porsche was going to have to raise the stakes for 1964. Early in 1963, Butzi Porsches......

Porsche 904 Replica Supercar Information

This 904 is a replica of the legendary Porsche Carrera GTS 904 created during the mid 1960s. It is not an exact replica, both mechanically or aesthetically, but it is close. It is a brilliant example of a beautiful racing car that provided so much......

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Supercar Information

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was the final generation of the Silver Cloud. In comparison to its predecessor, the Silver Cloud III had quad headlights and a lowered hood and front fender lines. Production continued until 1966 with a total of 2860......

Shelby Cobra 289 Supercar Information

This is the 16th of the 16 Cutback door, 289 cubic-inch USRRC %26 FIA race cars. Note the fender flairs and larger rear fenders to accommodate larger tires. The car has the original 289 competition engine with four-Weber carburetors generating 400 horsepower.......

Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Supercar Information

By the end of the 1963 season, Shelby American realized the need for a more aerodynamic version of the 289 Cobra roadster to keep up with the sleek Ferrari 250 GTO. Peter Brock was busy designing this new coupe body and assuring everyone at Shelby American......

Winfield Reactor Custom Supercar Information

This extraordinary car was designed and built for the 15th annual Hartford Autorama by Californian Gene Winfield. The aluminum body was welded to a steel tubular framework mounted onto a modified Citroen DS chassis with a turbocharged engine from a Chevrolet......