Silodrome’s Top 18 Cars Of 2018

Top 18 Cars Of 2018

This is our annual collection of the most popular cars on Silodrome for the year – this list is compiled in reverse order based on which automobiles got the most visits on Silodrome over the past 12 months. There are more than a few surprises on the list, there are a few vehicles missing that…

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1959 Devin Special – A 389 CID V8 Corvette Killer

Devin Special Car 1

Bill Devin is a man who should doubtless be far more famous than he is, he’s credited with being the first person to use toothed belt in a timing belt application, an invention he came up with in order to get a pair of Norton Manx barrels and heads working after attaching them to a two-cylinder Panhard…

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A Brief History of the Datsun 510 – Everything You Need To Know

Datsun 510 Bluebird 1600

The day I went in to buy my new Datsun 1600 I was in all probability the most unhappy new car buyer on the face of the earth. That was not to do with the Datsun 1600 being in some way a misery causing car. The reason for the truckload of unhappiness was that I’d been negotiating to buy an Austin-Healey 3000 in a private sale, and the seller had bailed out of the sale at the last minute.

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This Is The Only 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri Prototype Ever Built

Mercury Cosworth Capri Main

I’d never seen a 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri before stumbling across this one, and that shouldn’t really be that surprising as only one of them was ever made. The car is a proof-of-concept prototype overseen by the Ford Motor Company but actually developed by the Mercury and McLaren Engines Inc. The Cosworth BDA Connection McLaren Engines Inc. had previously…

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The Rare Italian/American Apollo 3500 GT

Apollo 3500 GT Nose

The Apollo 3500 GT is an American/Italian grand tourer that was intended to compete with the likes of Aston Martin, Jaguar, Ferrari, and Maserati. It featured an all-American drivetrain and running gear mostly supplied by Buick, with an American-designed body that was built by Italians. Although we often associate global supply chains with the modern…

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1998 Reynard Indycar Wind Tunnel Model

Indycar Wind Tunnel Car Model Rear Suspension 2

This 40% scale Reynard Indycar model was designed for wind tunnel testing, as such it’s built to exacting specifications to exactly match the full scale race cars. Just two of these models were made in 1998, it took a team of over two dozen people three months to complete the project. Each of the models…

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