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AC 428 Supercar Information

There have been several perfect unions in the automotive industry that, by all logic, should have been successful - but werent. The ASA 1000 was essentially a smaller version of the Ferrari, with similar styling and mechanical fortitude, but fewer than......

Alfa Romeo Carabo Concept Supercar Information

At the end of the 1960s Bertone focussed his creative energies on prototypes. The Turin designers creativity and daring reached its peak in 1968 with the Carabo, which was presented at the Paris Motor Show in October. Built on the Alfa Romeo 33 chassis......

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Supercar Information

The Alfa Romeo Type 33 was introduced during the 1967 season. As the years progressed, the models became known as the 332, to represent their engine displacement size and to distinguish them from the other variants. During the 1968 season, the 33 scored......

Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Supercar Information

For 1967, Chiti produced the Tipo 33 with a 1995 cc 90-degree V-8 engine, designed by Alfa Romeo engineers Orazio Satta and Giuseppe Busso. Only 4 were ever constructed.The engine is of light alloy construction throughout, with twin overhead camshafts......

AMC AMX Supercar Information

Spawned from the merger of Nash and Hudson in 1954, American Motors carried the independent torch through 1987 until Chrysler absorbed AMC and Jeep (which was acquired by AMC in 1970). While Nash and Hudson ended in 1957, Rambler continued through......

Aston Martin DB6 Supercar Information

Standard DB6 features included adjustable shock absorbers, electric window lifts, power-assisted Girling four-wheel disc brakes, a Power-Lok limited-slip differential, a Becker AMFM radio with a power antenna and wire-spoke wheels, while ZF power......

Bentley T1 Supercar Information

This 1968 Bentley T1 Pininfarina Coupe Speciale was offered for sale at the 2007 Blackhawk Collection Exhibit held at the Pebble Beach Concours. It carried a price tag of %24400,000.This Pininfarina bodied Bentley T1 was presented at the Torino, Italy......

Bizzarrini 5300 SI Spyder Supercar Information

The 5300 SI Spyder was on display at the 1966 Geneva Motorshow and 104 production road-going cars would soon follow. Only three examples were fitted with the Spyder body. The Geneva show car was given an all-alloy body, retractable head lights, and......

Bizzarrini 5300 Strada Supercar Information

Produced between 1966 and 1968, the Bizzarrini ranks among the most attractive GT cars to reach American shores.Weighing in at 2,550 pounds, rising just 43.7 inches over the ground and motivated by a 365 horsepower Chevrolet V8, the car was clearly......

Bizzarrini Manta Supercar Information

Bizzarini opened for business in 1962, and completed their first prototype work, the Iso AC3 Grifo, in 1965. After severing relations with Iso, Bizzarrini continued building a similar vehicle, the GT Strada 5300, mating exotic European coachwork with......

Chevrolet Astro II Supercar Information

As far back as the 1960s Arkus Duntov was convinced that mid-engine was the only way to go for Corvette to compete effectively in styling, image and performance against the top European sports cars. He relentlessly lobbied Chevrolet and GM management......

DeTomaso Vallelunga Supercar Information

Alejandro De Tomaso of Argentina raced in his native country during the early 1950s prior to moving to Italy to drive for Maserati and OSCA. Later, he formed his own company using his surname. The De Tomaso Automobili Company was formed in 1959 and based......

Ferrari 206 Dino GT Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced its first mid-engine production car, the Dino Berlinetta Speciale, at the 1965 Paris Motor Show. It was based on a competition 206 SP chassis and fitted with an alloy V-6 engine. The Dino Berlinetta GT prototype was completed in December......

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Supercar Information

The all-new 275GTB was launched by Ferrari at the Paris Auto Show in late-1964. Designed by Pininfarina and built by Scaglietti, an updated four-cam version was launched at the Paris Auto Show in 1966 and dubbed the GTB4. It became the first Ferrari......

Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Spyder Supercar Information

Following the introduction of the Ferrari 275 GTB4, Ferraris New York distributor and founder of the North American Racing Team Luigi Chinetti convinced Enzo Ferrari to build a convertible for the American market. The new 275 GTB4S (or GTS4) NART......

Ferrari 330 Supercar Information

At the 1966 Geneva Auto Show, Ferrari introduced their grand touring 330 GTC. The chassis design was similar to the 275 GTB with power coming from a four-liter, twelve cylinder engine. Pininfarina was tasked with creating the coachwork, using a front......

Ferrari 365 GT 2+2 Supercar Information

The Ferrari 365 GT 22 was introduced at the Paris Salon in 1967 and was the largest and most luxurious Ferrari model to date. It was the pinnacle of high-speed transportation with luxurious accommodations for up to four passengers. Pininfarina was tasked......

Ferrari 365 GTC Supercar Information

Ferrari introduced the 330 GTC at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. The new supercar brought with it several design cues borrowed from other premium Ferraris, including the tail of the 275 GTS and the front end of the 400 Superamerica. It had Pininfarina styling......

Ferrari Dino 166 F2 Supercar Information

Ferrari Dino 166 F2 #0004 was campaigned by the Factory in 1968 and 1969 with 18 races, 5 victories and 7 podium Finished. It was driven in the Tasman Series, 2.4-liter engine, by Chris Amon with 8 races, two being first place victories and 6 being......

Fiat 1300 Supercar Information

The companys logo, the Scorpion, was sourced from when Karl Alberto Abarth was born. He was born on November 15th of 1908 in Vienna, Austria, under the astrological symbol of the scorpion. At an early age, he began showing a talent for engineering,......

Fiat 2000 America Supercar Information

Jolted by the sales success of the first Porsche 911, Carlo Abarth conceived of a competitor. He built only three cars which he sold immediately to Niki Lauda, a Japanese and a Swiss collector. Then he quit the program because each car cost %243,000 more......

Ford GT40 Supercar Information

This 1968 Ford GT40 Competition Coupe has chassis number GT40P1073 and was first owned by racing privateer Terry Drury from Rainham, Essex. Drury had been racing chassis number 1005 and in the winter of 1967-1968, was able to purchase this example......

Ford Mustang Supercar Information

Over 470,000 examples of the Ford Mustang were produced in 1967 which was due to the stylish fastback styling and the selection of V8 engines. Sales declined in 1968 though they remained relatively strong. New for 1968 were better seat belts, dual-circuit......

Ford Mustang GT350 Supercar Information

The Ford Mustang created a new class of car almost overnight when it was introduced partway through the 1964 model year, catching the U.S. auto industry off guard. It was the brainchild of Lee Iacocca and would become one of the most remarkable automotive......

Ford Mustang GT500 Supercar Information

Carroll Shelby was a man of many talents and his name would become synonymous with performance. He began working with Ford in 1964 to develop a performance version of the Mustang to compete in SCCA road racing, resulting in the 1964 Shelby GT350. It......

Ford Mustang GT500 KR Supercar Information

This green-colored 1968 Shelby GT500 KR Fastback is equipped with the Cobra-Jet 428 cubic-inch V8 capable of producing 335 horsepower. It has a C6 automatic transmission and four-wheel disc brakes. It sits atop a 108 inch wheelbase and is suspended by......

Ford Thunderbird Saturn I Supercar Information

The Ford Thunderbird Saturn was a design exercise and show car constructed in 1968. It began life as a 1968 Thunderbird Tudor hardtop that received numerous modifications before making its debut at the 45th Annual Southern California Automobile show......

Intermeccanica Italia Supercar Information

The Intermeccanica came into being in 1959 when the Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica was founded by Frank Reisner in Turin, Italy. Their cars combined Italian artistry with an American powertrain. By 1966 a U.S. distributor was secured and......

ISO Fidia S4 Supercar Information

This 1968 ISO S4 sedan was originally purchased by the engineering department of General Motors Chevrolet Division, where it was used by Zora Arkos-Duntov, Bill Mitchell and John DeLorean as a benchmark vehicle.Giotto Bizzarrini was quite likely......

ISO Grifo Supercar Information

Prior to World War II, Renzo Rivolta built Isothermos refrigerators. After the war, Rivolta turned his attention to transportation, staring with scooters. Rivolta quickly expanded to the Isetta bubble car, which BMW later licensed. With financial stability......

Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Supercar Information

During its two year production period, the 22 outsold the two seater almost two-to-one. It had a U.S. list price of %2414,750, and, at 242 sold (some sources say 247), was one of Lamborghinis more popular model.The prototype of the 350GTV was shown......

Lamborghini Espada 400 GT S1 Supercar Information

There were just 186 Series 1 models of the Lamborghini Espada 400 GT built between 1968 and 1970. They featured space-age hexagonal dashboard layouts, prominent vertical slats on the lower rear window, thin chrome bumpers, and cast Campagnolo wheels.......

Lamborghini Islero Supercar Information

There were 125 examples of the Lamborghini Islero produced. Chassis number 6204 was the 68th example to leave the factory. A sign of the early models are the teardrop-shaped front sidelights that were later changed to a round shape. This car was......

Lamborghini Miura Supercar Information

The Miura made its debut at the Geneva Auto Show in 1966, and left the public speechless. The body was designed by Bertone under the direction of Marcello Gandini. Lamborghini engineers were able to squeeze an in-house V-12 laterally across the frame,......

Lamborghini Miura SVR Supercar Information

The Lamborghini Miura P400 SVR is a one-off evolution of the fabled Lamborghini Jota developed by Lamborghini engineer and test driver Bob Wallace. The original SVJ jota, known internally by the factory as Miura Privata, was lost in a crash, but for......

Lotus Type 47 Europa Supercar Information

The early 1960s was a very exciting time for the Lotus marque. Colin Chapman had created a line of mid-engined Formula 1 cars that carried Jim Clark to two World Championships. With their lessons-learned, they began producing a mid-engined road-going......

Lotus Type 56 Supercar Information

The Lotus 56 is a gas turbine-powered four-wheel drive race car designed by Maurice Phillippe as the Team Lotus STP-backed entry in the Indianapolis 500. It replaced the successful Lotus 38 and the 1967 STP-Paxton Turbocar. The four wheel drive concept......

Maserati Ghibli Supercar Information

The Maserati Ghibli, like its sisters cars - the Mistral and Khamsin- were named after European winds. Since Maserati was a small boutique manufacturer, Maserati sourced the Ghiblis tubular chassis with other cars in the companys repertoire, including......

Maserati Mexico Supercar Information

This is one of just 485 Mexicos produced from 1966 to 1973 and is one of 175 equipped with Maseratis 4.7-liter, 290 horsepower V8. In 1969, Mexicos were available with a smaller 4.2-liter V8 as used in the Quattroporte. The majority were delivered to......

Maserati Mistral Supercar Information

The 1968 Maserati Mistral Coupe finished in traditional Italian red with tan leather interior was offered for sale at the 2006 RM Auction in Monterey, California. It was offered without reserve and expected to fetch between %2435,000-%2455,000. It is equipped......

McKee Howmet TX Supercar Information

Near the close of the 1960s the American Howmet Corporation began using a turbine to power their racers. This was becoming popular with other marques such as Lotus with their Type 56 and the STP-Paxton cars of Andy Granatelli had done the same. The......

McLaren M12 Supercar Information

With the introduction of the Can-Am racing series in 1966, New Zealander, Bruce McLaren, made the decision to enter the competition. Their first Can-Am racer was the McLaren M1B which had a tubular frame and powered by an Oldsmobile engine. For 1967,......

McLaren M6B Supercar Information

This vehicle is a 1968 McLaren-Chevrolet M6 CanAm Sports-Racing Spider with chassis number 50.30. Its livery is similar to the Penske Racing Team that contested the CanAm Championship series of Group 7 sports car races during the 1968 season. Mark......

McLaren M6B McLeagle Supercar Information

The McLeagle is based on a 1968 McLaren M6B, which was the production version of the very successful 1967 M6 that won the championship for the McLaren team. Twenty-eight M6Bs were produced, but the McLeagle is unique. It was purchased by Dan Gurneys......

Porsche 907 Supercar Information

Porsche had long dominated the under two-liter sports car races, but in 1968, with the unveiling of the 907 model, Porsche became a contender for top honors. Powered by a normally aspirated eight-cylinder engine displacing only 2.2-liters, yet producing......

Porsche 908 Supercar Information

The 908s initally used short-tail and long-tail coupe bodies similar to those of the 907s, with engines that were basically two-liter sixes with two more cylinders and a bigger bore. Then came the various Spyders, including the Coke bottle, the colorfully......

Porsche 911 Supercar Information

Originally built by Porsche as part of a Dutch order of police cars (last in a batch) but intended to come to the United States as a show car. It was shown at Washington, DC, New York, New Haven and Chicago auto shows. Porsche of America also used the......

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Supercar Information

With the introduction of the Silver Shadow, Rolls-Royce brought its bodychassis engineering up-to-date by switching to unitary construction, while retaining all the traditions and hallmarks of a traditional hand-crafted product. The suspension system......

Shadow Lowline CanAm Prototype Supercar Information

The Advanced Vehicle System (AVS) began in 1970 and created by Don Nichols. The cars were called Shadows. The company was established with the purpose of creating racers that had limited aerodynamic drag through minimal front area on the cars. Nichols......

Shelby Lonestar Supercar Information

The sole Shelby Lonestar was created in secrecy a half-century ago as a replacement for the legendary 427 Shelby Cobra. Based on the Ford GT40 chassis the Ford V-8-powered mid-engine coupe was assembled in England during 1968 and wore the name Cobra......