I’m going to need someone to explain, or try to explain, what the hell is going on in this picture. Click the image for the large size.
The Buick Wildcat II was a pretty revolutionary design for Buick, it featured a 220hp V8 and a full fibreglass body, sadly it never saw a production run but I can imagine it giving the 1950’s Corvettes a run for their money.
The Jaguar XK120 was a revelation when it was first shown in 1948, the “120” in the name refers to it’s top speed of 120 mph which was the fastest top speed of any production car in the world at the time.
The Volvo P1800 is one of those classic cars that very nearly never existed, Volvo had contracted Karmann to build the beautiful coupé however before full production began Karmann received an ultimatum from VW clearly stating that if they built the P1800 for Volvo, VW would cancel all contracts with them.
Many consider the 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I to be one of the most beautiful mid-century Rollers, although coachbuilders Freestone & Webb decided they could improve on it, they took delivery of a rolling chassis in March 1958 and just 3 months later the completed Drophead Coupé
I don’t think that’s what he meant when he asked for independent front suspension.
The Jaguar E-Type is a classic car amongst classic cars, originally released in 1961 the car quite literally blew away everyone who saw it. Perhaps the most enduring accolade came from Enzo Ferrari who famously called it “The most beautiful car ever made”.
The Chrysler Airflow was a revolutionary though ultimately unpopular car, it was introduced in 1934 and was the first mass-produced car to be developed with wind-tunnel testing, overseen by none other than Orville Wright.
In 1903 brothers and coachbuilders Jacobus and Hendrik-Jan Spijker unveiled the 60HP Spyker, this remarkable car featured a number of world firsts including the first 4-wheel drive system, the first 6 cylinder engine and the…
In 1959 a man named Bob Carnes (Bo-Car) started building utterly insane American racing cars, called the Bocar XP-5 they were built between 1959 and 1961. Bob used modified Corvette 283 engines with the motor in this car producing a staggering 450hp.
If the Ford Mustang I Prototype had seen the green light for production things would have turned out very differently. In October ’62, when the first Mustang I debuted at the United States Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, New York, the Formula One driver Dan Gurney lapped the circuit using the prototype. His lap times were only slightly off the pace of the Formula 1 race cars.
Between 1905 and 1914 a car company called Porthos was created in France, it saw great success and then just as quickly great failure. Porthos was the French Rolls Royce of their day, based in Boulogne-Billancourt…