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Discussion in 'Car Pictures' started by Vasileios Papaidis, Nov 1, 2013.
Is that a Plymouth?
Could be... a '49
bill are you overly curious or building a car database?
Maybe he's on one of these forums where people do car guessing games and is looking for a little help. Seems like it's that sort of thing pretty regularly with these kinds of posts (not necessarily with him).
I think it's a 1950 or 1951 Plymouth Cranbrook or Cambridge.
Thanks @Stangman,finally I found it.It's an 1949 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88.
Thanks to moo squad about the strange small car I previusly posted.
Here some infos...
Trotter Electric Car
This car was designed and built by George Trotter out of old aircraft parts at an airfield near Dacca, India ( now known as Dhaka, Bangladesh ) during World War II.
I have not been able to positively locate exactly which airfield near Dacca he served, but I have narrowed it down to two, either Tejgaon Airfield or Kurmitola Airfield. Tejgaon is currently being used by the Bangladesh Air Force and Kurmitola is now known as the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.
He used the drop tank from a plane for the body, the fenders are made from tail skids from B-25 bombers.
The power was produced from a gasoline powered 24 volt generator that provided DC electricity to a electric starter motor on each wheel. I suppose this would now be considered a hybrid car.
The reason for building this vehicle was to move the generator from one aircraft to another. There was a shortage of Jeeps to move the generator and the aircraft were widely dispersed to guard against aerial attack.
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1964 Veritas RS II Coupe
One off sports car by German brand Veritas.
This is a two-door two-seat coupe,RWD, engine location is in front,
Inline six-cylinder OHV volume of 1998 cm ³
66.4 mm bore and stroke of 96 mm
power 88 kW (120) hp at 5000 rev / min.
wheelbase 2400 mm
weight 1000 kg
maximum speed 175 km / h
Veritas RS II coupe was built as a one off prototype in 1964. The car was based on a Veritas RS Roadster chassis from 1953.
Got a new tubular frame and a new body. Motor, originally from the pre-war BMW 328, adjusted by Heinkel company.
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1913 Scripps-Booth JB Rocket Cyclecar Prototype
The cyclecar fad in America was at its height between the years of 1910-14. Like many early vehicles produced here, it appears that the idea originated either in the UK or in Europe, where one of the reasons the lightweight cars were popular, as were motorcycles, was because of reduced taxes and registration fees. In this country without high taxes and registration fees, the machines were popular as a low cost way to get an automobile. Many of the cyclecars that were produced between 1910-2o sold for about $400 when the average lower-priced new car cost $750.James Scripps Booth organized the Scripps-Booth Cyclecar Company in Detroit, Michigan, in May of 1913. The company then began the manufacture the “JB Rocket” (the prototype is seen here, from The Henry Ford), a small roadster, and a delivery model, the “Packet” were also produced. Despite the brisk sales of his cars, Booth realized that the cyclecar fad had run its course and sold the company in 1914. He began another venture, the Scripps-Booth Company which produced a very stylish light car. A previous adventure was the unusual Bi-Autogo we will try to cover in the future. The production version differed in two ways from this prototype; The controls in the tandem-seat car were moved to the front and the Spacke engine was rotated 90 degrees with is crankshaft running front to back and the cylinders side to side. It was connected to a two-speed planetary transmission and then to the belt-drive on either side, which drove the machine.The engine chosen was the Spacke Deluxe, a 35 c.i. 10 h.p. engine produced by the F. W. Spacke Machine Company of Indianapolis. The Spacke firm built air compressors, single and twin cylinder air and water cooled engines. Spacke also supplied others with engine components, transmissions and rear axles. In the late teens they even built their own cyclecar.
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1938 Stanguellini FIAT 500 "The Flying turtle"
This small race car made in Modena by Stanguellini at 1938,based in FIAT 500 and tuned to run in the hard African endurance race "Tobruk to Tripoli" (1939).
The car from "Squadra Stanuellini" cover the distance in 14h 36.40'' and finally takes the 1st place in his category with aerodynamic body and the driving skills from Giulio Baravelli of Perugia.Also was the winner at Catania-Etna hilclimb race (1939).
Also known this race car as "The Flying Turtle",the nickname was derived not only for its shape resembled a turtle shell but also for its durability.
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1963 PRINCE - Skyline Sprint 1900 (R52) prototype
The 1900 Sprint is a motor car from Prince, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a Scaglione-penned 2 door coupé body style.
The power is produced by a naturally aspirated engine of 1.9 litre capacity. This unit features overhead valve valve gear, 4 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder.
Power is transmitted to the wheels by means of a manual transmission.
Quoted kerb weight is 850 kg.
Maximum speed stated is 180 km/h, which is 112 mph.
Very cool little thing!
1965 FRABAT-Abarth Prototipo
1977-82 Felber Excellence
The Felber Excellence was a sports car based on the contemporary Pontiac Firebird. Felber installed a vertical front end with two round and two rectangular headlights and a prominent, crest-shaped radiator grille, which should be the hallmark of the Haute Performance Morges. At the rear round tail lights were installed (from the Fiat 850 Spider), and the trunk lid was in the middle of an increase that should be incorporated into the appropriate design of the bonnet again. At the customer's various other modifications have been made, such as the growing sideways installed exhausts (so-called side pipes). In three years, created a total of 12 specimens of Excellence, most of them in closed form a tight, vinyl roof and related notchback. In addition, a single version with hatchback was manufactured, also a Roadster was offered, but became widespread only in the individual pieces.
Power 164 kw (220 bhp / 223 ps) @ 4000 rpm
Torque 435 Nm (322 lb-ft) @ 2800 rpm
Displacement 6.6 liters (400 ci)
Bore and stroke 104.7 mm (4.1 in) x 95.3 mm (3.8 in)
Compression 8.1 to 1
Engine type V8
Engine location front
Drive rear wheel drive
Fuel capacity 80 l
Year of introduction 1977
Home country Switzerland
1955 Nardi Giannini ND750 Bisiluro
Regarding the design of "things that move", history gives us quite a catalogue of proposals to improve the breed by echoing a form across some sort of bridging element. With names like "twinpod", "twin-boom", "twin-fuselage", "doublehull", or "catamaran", the designer's fascination with mirroring a good idea has been around ever since the Garden of Eden, when God decided two breasts looked seriously cooler than one.
looking at the images of the Bisiluro racing at Le Mans in 1955 one finds a closer visual connection to modern motorcycle sidecar racers than to aeroplanes. (It was not the last four-wheeled race car to work this asymmetry scheme either. A notable composition was the Smokey Yunick sidecar racer attempt at Indy in 1964).
That the lightweight racer was literally sucked off the course by a passing Jaguar must have been doubly frustrating for the team. Car Design-wise, the Bisiluro fits into a category I would call "Non-Car Cars", those purposeful objects that stir the imaginations of Car Designers by allowing them to incorporate a new proportion, perspective, form, structure or detail into their concept of a "Car" without having to carry all the functional and cultural baggage of being "automobiles".
1967 Intermeccanica Omega
Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica
Initially in the automotive tuning kit business, Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica was founded in 1959 in Italy's automobile manufacturing capital, Torino. The man behind the company was Frank Reisner, an entrepreneur who would later move the company to Canada. The first cars produced were Formula Junior racers, fitted with a Peugeot engine, but Reisner had bigger plans, and soon started to import American V8 engines for installation in his road going chassis. These cars were the Apollo GTs that would ultimately pave the way for their successor, the Omega.
The Intermeccanica Omega was among the most attractive and potent Italian-American hybrids of the 1960s and 1970s. Its sleek styling is credited to Franco Scaglione and Robert Cumberford, while Frank Reisner designed the chassis, later including some changes suggested by Formula 1 engineer John Crosthwaite. Intermeccanica built the bodies in Torino, using steel panels hand-hammered in the old fashion over wooden bucks. The bodies were welded to 4-inch square tube frames and then sent to the soon-to-be-famous North Carolina racing shop of Holman-Moody for final assembly. Enjoying a direct pipeline to Ford, the Holman-Moody crew would, in company with Carroll Shelby, prepare GT40s and other exotic machinery for Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as countless other racing applications. Just 33 examples of the Omega are known to have been built, far fewer than the contemporary Italia model that succeeded it.
A Hi-Po Ford 289 cubic inch V8 with an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor delivers power through a four-speed Ford gearbox to a live rear axle.
Only a small number of Omegas are known to survive. This handsome example presents very well, and appeared at the 2013 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance, which featured a display class for cars prepared by Holman-Moody.
As the prices of true thoroughbred Italian GT cars of the 1960s and 1970s continue to escalate, Italian-American hybrids such as the Omega offer a compelling alternative. This Intermeccanica, one of only 33 such cars assembled by leading race shop Holman-Moody, occupies a special place in history and awaits a new owner who appreciates its combination of Italian style and American V8 performance.
Thanks guys,feel free to post any rare car with infos and pictures, or post an image from a strange car you like to get infos about it.
1956 EJS Climax Special
Built over a period of two years by one man -Edwin Joseph Snusher-
who accidentaly happened to be an acquaintance of Colin Chapman.
Running a Coventry Climax engine, the elegant EJS is featherlight... even petite.
But that's about where the similarities with a Lotus ends.
Snusher took a very personal approach to almost all technical problems,
designing and manufactering unique solutions for suspension, steering, etc.
He intended to race the car for one season,
but -probably more Da Vinci than Fanio- Snusher quited racing
after an small accident in Brands Hatch and only five weekends.
The special was carefully dismantled and stored
and its expensive engine and gearbox were sold.
Fourtyfive years later, in 2001, it was rediscovered and re-assembled and
in 2009, everybody could have seen it completely for free in Zolder,
at TAC's annual oldtimer meeting in sep
1948 FIAT 1100S "Gobbone" by Carozzerie Speciali
Fiat 1100 S, 1948, chassis nr. 500135, engine nr. 500116,As featured on issue nr. 181 of January 2004 of the Italian magazine “Ruoteclassiche”, this wonderful and rare Fiat 1100 “gobbone” is one of the 401 examples ever produced by the “carrozzerie speciali” department, based at the Lingotto Fiat factory from 1947 to 1950. A Mille Miglia icon of the forties!
1971 Bizzarrini 128P Sports Barchetta "Prototype"
With all of Giotto Bizzarrini’s stellar achievements from his Alfa Romeo and Ferrari days, he could have easily rested on his considerable laurels. However, as he famously once said, “I am not a designer, I am a worker,” and his legendary work ethic and drive to create simply could not be denied. During the early 1970s, Bizzarrini closed his factory and he returned to consulting. In addition to racing and continuing with the design and construction of a number of one-off prototypes, the engineer was also able to impart his considerable knowledge to new generations of engineers at the University of Pisa. One such later Bizzarrini effort encompassed a pair of sleek new competition Barchettas, designated 128P, fitted with fiberglass bodywork and riding on tubular space-frames with an 87" wheelbase. Designed and developed in 1972 and displayed at the 1972 Turin Motor Show, the car offered here, numbered 128P01, was a left-hand drive prototype for the subsequent right-hand drive competition car, which made its racing debut at the 1973 edition of the Targa Florio. Contrary to some reports, the cars were in fact designed and built by Giotto Bizzarrini and not by one of his sons, according to a recent conversation with Jack Koobs de Hartog, the well known Bizzarrini marque historian and friend of the famed engineer. Aggressively purposeful, the 128P was powered by a transverse-mounted Fiat 1300-cc inline four-cylinder engine fed by a pair of side-draft Weber carburetors. The amazing 130-bhp output from this engine was transferred through a Colotti T46B VW-derived rear transaxle with gearing that allowed the car to reach top speeds of some 140 mph in racing trim. That performance potential, coupled with lightning-quick handling by virtue of its fully independent suspension made Bizzarrini’s creation a definite contender at the storied Targa Florio. Giotto Bizzarrini and Massimo Larini were co-drivers, but the team suffered an accident and sadly did not finish. However, the racing car continues to exist today on display at Italy’s Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile (National Car Museum) in Turin. The Prototype was found dorment in a field outside the original factory & was restored in 1993 by the Bizzarrini's (see photo of Giotto at the wheel during the restoration). It exemplifies Giotto Bizzarrini’s drive & exceptional engineering prowess. It is accompanied w/copies of period articles and two wonderful 1972 images of Sig. Bizzarrini as it neared completion. As the only one of just two examples of the Bizzarrini 128P created and the sole example under private ownership, the offering of this prototype, the 1972 Turin Show car.
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1963 Shelby Cooper Type 61 Monaco King Cobra
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