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.
I’m sure it’d be possible to have a website like Silodrome dedicated to nothing other than E-Types. I saw a beautiful blue one just like this yesterday, there’s something about the design of this car that just can’t quite be captured in photographs.
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 Ferrari TR 250 ‘Testa Rossa’ is the lesser known of the 2 cars bearing the name, the latter model that debuted in the 1980’s is by far the inferior car though, both from a design and a racing standpoint.
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 1938 Dubonnet Hispano Xenia is one of the most iconic pre-war automobiles out of continental Europe, only one was ever made as it’s purpose was not not make money but rather to showcase a new type of automobile suspension, a suspension arrangement that would go on to be the grandfather of the suspension system used…
The Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale is easily one of the top ten cars of all time, and is certainly one of the top 5 of the 1960’s. The car made it’s first appearance at the 1967 Turin Motorshow and was responsible for quite literally blowing the minds of every automotive journalist in attendance.
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.