1951 Ferrari 212 2.6L Ghia Coupe

1951 Ferrari 212 2.6L Ghia Coupe

A winner of the 1951 Coppa Inter Europa, the Ferrari 212 Series was produced between 1951 and 1953, and was powered by the Colombo V-12 engine. The versions of 212 which were road going were given the name Interns, and they had odd number serial numbers. The competition cars had even-number chassis, which was along with the Ferrari tradition. Total number of Intern units was 80 open and closed, making it the most famous model to house the original Colombo designed V-12 engine. Since the 212s were given individually custom-bodies…

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Morgan Plus 4

Morgan Plus 4

A more powerful and slightly longer version of Morgan Motor Company’s 1950 4/4 model, The Morgan Plus 4/ +4 is a model that was made from 1950 to 1969, 1985-200, and 2005 onwards. Announced at the 1950 Earl’s Court Motor Show, Morgan Plus Four was fitted with 2088 cc engine, strengthened chassis compared to the 4/4 model and for the first time on a Morgan, fitted hydraulic brakes, at first all drum. In 1952, higher performance version appeared, using 1991 cc l4 engine. Ten years later, in 1962, the engine…

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1937 Horch 853 Stromlinien Coupe Manuela von Bernd Rosemeyer

1937 Horch 853 Stromlinien Coupe Manuela von Bernd Rosemeyer

Legendary car for legendary driver – that is how in short Bernd Rosemeyer’s Horch 853 Stromlinien Coupé can be described. Nicknamed “Manuela”, it was built according to Bernd Rosemeyer’s whishes as he was almost constantly present at Erdmann & Rossi. Since in 1937, one of the top models that was produced by Horch and Auto Union conglomerate was 853 A, the 852 was chassis of choice for this uniquely commissioned automobile since it featured a decorative front grill and a very capable 120 bhp engine. Also, the standard 135 wheelbase…

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1954 Fiat 8V

1954 Fiat 8V

Named after the peculiar 70 degree V8 engine, Fiat 8V, or Otto Vù, was released at the 1952 Geneva Auto Show, positioned as a luxury grand touring sports car, and with a fully independent suspension from the Fiat 1100 and 124 mph top speed, it was competitive in the two-liter classes winning the Italian GT Championship in 1954. By the time it was withdrawn from production in 1954, only of the 114 high-performance coupés were produced, but nevertheless, Fiat 8V continued to dominate the Italian 2-litre GT championship every year…

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1947 Cisitalia 202

1947 Cisitalia 202

Manufactured by ’’Cisitalia’’ (“Consorzio Industriale Sportiva Italia”) and showed to the public at the Villa d’Este Gold Cup show in Como, Italy, and at the 1947 Paris Motor Show, the 202 was an aesthetic and technical achievement in every sense. Not only wealthy industrialist, but also a sportsman itself, Piero Dusio provided Pinin Farina with the chassis on which an aluminium body was handcrafted. The design that Pinin Farina made out of 202 was honoured by New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1951. The Cisitalia 202 is displayed at MOMA where it…

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Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Superleggera

Alfa Romeo 1900 Super Sprint Superleggera

„The family car that wins races“, designed by Orazio Satta for the Alfa Romeo company in 1950, the Alfa Romeo 1900 sports sedan was introduced for the first time in 1950 at the Paris Motor Show. The 1900 had a number of innovative features including unit chassis, and dual overhead cam inline-4 with hemispherical combustion chambers and aluminum alloy cylinder head. This is not surprising given that 1900 was Alfa Romeo’s first all new postwar model. The 1900 was offered in two-door or four-door models, with a new 1,884 cc (bore 82.55 mm (3.3 in), stroke 88 mm (3.5 in)), 90 bhp…

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Renault 8 Gordini

Renault 8 Gordini

Introduced at the Paris Motor Show in October 1964, Renault 8 Gordini is a sports version of Renualt 8, with a 1.1 liter engine developing 85 horsepower, and with quite impressive performance of 170 km/h top speed and 33 seconds to reach 1,000 meters from standstill. With successful sale of the 1100 version, production of which totalled 2,626 units, Renault followed through with a 1300 version in 1966 which packed some serious upgrades, such as 1255 cc engine developing 110 bhp SAE (88 bhp DIN) at 6750 rpm, a five-speed gearbox,…

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