Classic Cars

Chevrolet Sport Roadster (1932)
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Chevrolet Sport Roadster (1932)

Many consider the 1932 Chevrolet Sport Roadster as their all time favorite Chevrolet model. The Chevrolet Sport Roadster included a rumble seat for two, built into the rear deck. Chevrolet’s 6-cylinder overhead-valve engine, introduced in 1929, provided smooth, economical power. Upgrades for 1932 included a synchromesh transmission that helped eliminate embarrassing gear clash.

Dodge Challenger 2nd gen. (1978-1984)
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Dodge Challenger 2nd gen. (1978-1984)

In 1978 Dodge Challenger returned to the Dodge lineup. The second generation Dodge Challenger two-door coupe was actually an early Mitsubishi Galant Lambda coupe, which was known overseas as the Mitsubishi Sapporo/Scorpion.

Daimler 35 hp Mercedes (1901)
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Daimler 35 hp Mercedes (1901)

Designed by Wilhelm Maybach, the Daimler 35 hp Mercedes from 1901 featured many design innovations that are still being used in cars today all over the world.

Bentley 8 Litre (1930-1931)
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Bentley 8 Litre (1930-1931)

Bentley 8 Litre was the largest British motor car at the time of its introduction. Bentley delivered only a rolling chassis. The customer could order the bodywork he or she wanted from a coachbuilder. Most of the Bentley 8 Litre cars were limousines but also sportier open-top models were produced.

Lancia Dilambda (1928-1935)
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Lancia Dilambda (1928-1935)

Lancia Dilambda was the biggest car ever made by Lancia. The production version was presented in 1928 at the Paris Motor Show after a preview at New York in 1927. The Lancia Dilambda was related to the Lancia Lambda model, but there were also some major differences.

Volvo ÖV4 (1927-1929)
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Volvo ÖV4 (1927-1929)

The first series-manufactured Volvo ÖV4 left the factory on Hisingen in Gothenburg on April 14th, 1927. The Volvo ÖV4 was based on an American design and had a powerful chassis and live axles with long leaf springs at the front and rear. The four-cylinder 2-litre engine developed 28 hp at 2000 rpm. Car had a 3-speed transmission.

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DKW F1 (1931-1932)
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DKW F1 (1931-1932)

DKW F1 was a small, front-wheel drive car manufactured by DKW between 1931 and 1932. The car was presented at the Berlin Motor Show in 1931.

Rolls-Royce 10hp (1904-1906)
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Rolls-Royce 10hp (1904-1906)

Before manufacturing his own car, Henry Royce owned a second-hand, 10hp two-cylinder French Decauville. The little car’s standard of construction and workmanship was not good and Royce wanted to improve its unreliable electrical system, general rough running and vibration that was the norm for vehicles of the time. Based on the Decauville, Henry Royce built three prototype models, which were named Royce 10.

Cadillac Runabout (1903)
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Cadillac Runabout (1903)

In 1901 Henry Leland had built a single-cylinder engine at his company Leland and Faulconer. The new engine was based on the plans of Oldsmobile founder Ransom E. Olds. With a background in manufacturing fine tools, Leland had a passion for precision engineering. He improved the engine to produce an astonishing 10.3 horsepower instead of 3.7 hp. Olds had no use for this engine, because his cars were simply unable to cope with all the horsepower it generated. As a result, Henry M. Leland and partners founded Cadillac out of the ashes of the Henry Ford Company (formerly Detroit Automobile Company) on August 22, 1902.

Opel Patent Motor Car (1899-1901)
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Opel Patent Motor Car (1899-1901)

Like all cars built at the dawn of the automobile age, the Opel Patent Motor Car followed traditional carriage design principles and had a body without an integral roof. It was based on Lutzmann’s previously built Arrow models, yet also boasted several innovations. Opel redesigned the chain-controlled steering and designed a deeper chassis frame with strong longitudinal cross members to increase stability and lower the center of gravity of the 520 kg car.