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Saturday, February 8, 2020

DKW Sonderklasse

 

DKW Sonderklasse 1953 

Origin  Germany
Engine  896 cc, straight-three Top speed  75 mph (121 km/h)


DKW-Sonderklasse, classic car

  With its light, air-cooled, two-stroke engine and aerodynamic styling, the DKW was faster than its small engine size suggested. Its interior space was large, growing another 4 in (10 cm)  in 1955 with the launch of the four-door version. Now it in two-door with a fully sporty look and this classic car or vintage car is rarely soled by german people. Its white painted tire with matching with the rim. Fully convertible with brown and black shade, this classic car came in many colors like dark brown, white, black and grey.

Back and Front:

In back its curvy as the front with a steel bumper and small black tale light with big side indicator. In this classic car, the back tire cover gives a great look within curvy style overall this classic car have a great back look. As a front look, this classic car has a long bonnet with straight not curvy as a back look. From the front, This classic car looks totally simple.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Top Bubble car around the world

 

Top Classic or Vintage Bubble Cars around the world

 A  rear showed these cars around the world some are mini car, bubble car and some are three-wheeler cars. All cars  are from the year 1942 to 2011. Check all cars with images and their specifications.

 Bond Minicar 1948 Origin  UK

Bubble-car

Engine  122 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  38 mph (61 km/h)
Bond’s three-wheeled Minicar was cheap to run, inexpensive to tax, and could be driven by anyone who had a motorcycle license. The simply designed feature an air-cooled motor engine that managed with the front wheel and had no reverse gear.

Fiat 500C 1949 Origin  Italy

Bubble-car

      Engine  569 cc, straight-four Top speed  60 mph (96 km/h)
This was the final version of Dante Giacosa’s brilliant 1937 “Topolino“ (Little Mouse), which is used in the population of Italy in the 1930s. In the earlier cars, the 500C of 1949 had only two seats, and a front-mounted, four-cylinder engine. Coupe, cabriolet, estate, and van versions were made.

Peugeot VLV 1942 Origin  France


Bubble-car

      Engine  Electric motor Top speed  22 mph (35 km/h)
Peugeot VLV designed as tiny and battery powered Voiture Légere de Ville or “light city car” as a response to France’s gasoline rationing. However, Nazi forces closed down production after only 377 had been built this model of Peugeot VLV.

Morgan Three-wheeler 2011 Origin  UK


Bubble-car
      Engine  1,983 cc V-twin Top speed  115 mph (185 km/h)
At 1,157 lb (525 kg), the three-wheeler’s exemplary power to weight ratio  gives maximum power  from minimum revs. It is built for driving pleasure.

Zündapp Janus 1957 Origin  Germany


Bubble-car
      Engine  245 cc, single-cylinder Top speed  50 mph (80 km/h)
The Zundapp Janus developed by the former aircraft company Dornier, and manufactured for just 2 years by the Zündapp motorcycle firm, the Janus was mean to be a cut above other “bubble” cars, with back-to-back seats and doors at each end.

Messerschmitt KR200 1956 Origin  Germany


Bubble-car
      Engine  191 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  60 mph (96 km/h)
In the 1940s, German aeronautical engineer Fritz Fend created a manual power specialized car for the disabled. Powered versions follow and Fend developed the famous tandem-seated Messerschmitt KR200 with bubble canopy and handlebars, built by aircraft-maker Messerschmitt. Fend was working on a microcar when he died in 2000

BMW Isetta 300 1955 Origin  Germany

Bubble-car

      Engine  298 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  50 mph (80 km/h)
Conceived by Italian fridge-maker Iso (which later made supercars), the BMW Isetta was later built by cash-strapped BMW and the egg-shaped car was even assembled in an old railway workshop in Brighton in the UK. The BMW Isetta was sold with three or close-double rear wheels. The BMW Isetta 300 is the first BMW bubble car.

Vespa 400 1957 Origin  Italy/France

Bubble-car

      Engine  393 cc, straight-two Top speed  52 mph (83 km/h)
The Vespa 400 Designed by Italian aircraft, scooter, and small truck maker company Piaggio, but built in France, this well-made two-seater had a rear engine, all-independent suspension, monologue body, synchromesh gearbox, and hydraulic brakes. It’s featured a roll top, canvas roof, a little like as first Fiat 500.

Scootacar 1958 Origin  UK

Bubble-car




      Engine  197 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  45 mph (72 km/h)
A British government accept the bubble-car theme, the Scootacar was built in the United Kingdom, in Hunslet in Yorkshire, by a railway- locomotive-maker, apparently, because a director’s wife wanted something easier to park than her Jaguar. Occupants sit in tandem over the engine, and the Scootercar had one door and handlebar steering.

Frisky Family Three 1958 Origin  UK

Bubble-car

      Engine  197 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  44 mph (70 km/h)
English engineering firm Meadows made engines for other companies before launching the Frisky, a microcar styled by Italian designer Michelotti. The prototype had gullwing doors—production versions had normal doors and chain drive—and the engine could be started “backward” for reversing. Later Friskys were cheaper-to-tax three-wheelers.

Austin/Morris Mini  Cooper 1961 Origin  UK

Bubble-car

      Engine  1,275 cc, straight-four Top speed  100 mph (161 km/h)
The Mini Cooper was never meant to be a performance in sedan car. Formula 1 boss John Cooper spotted its potential, tuning the car’s engines and adding disc brakes to exploit the Mini’s fantastic road holding abilities. A multiple Monte Carlo Rally and British Sedan Championship winner, it was an exciting car for the open road.

Fiat 500D 1960 Origin  Italy

Bubble-car

      Engine  499.5 cc, straight-two Top speed  59 mph (95 km/h)
The Nuova 500 of 1957 car had a 479 cc engine, but in the Fiat 500D of 1960 that grew to 499.5 cc, making the car faster and easier to drive. More than four million 500s and derivatives were produced up to the demise of the Giardiniera wagon in 1977.

Peel P50 1963 Origin  UK

 
Bubble-car
      Engine  49 cc, one-cylinder Top speed  38 mph (61 km/h)
The culmination of the 1950s’ drive toward miniaturization, the world’s smallest production car was a city runabout for one person and a shopping bag or suitcase. A P50 was driven around the top of the Black pool Tower in 1963 as a publicity stunt.

Bond Bug 1970 Origin  UK


Bubble-car
      Engine  700 cc, straight-four Top speed  76 mph (122 km/h)
The three wheel Bond Bug car embodied the spirit of youth, freedom, humor, and optimism with which Britain entered the The 1970s. But its cost as much as a Mini, although it was quicker and more exclusive. Fewer than 3,000 people were inspired to buy at least one Bond Bug.

 Reliant Robin 1973 Origin  UK

Bubble-car
      Engine  848 cc, straight-four Top speed  80 mph (129 km/h)
The Reliant Robin plastic-bodied three-wheeler was designed by Ogle and made by Reliant in Tamworth. The Reliant Robin was popular in the UK during the 1970s’ fuel crisis. It was thrifty due to its low weight, and in the UK it could be driven by motorbike license.

Suzuki SC100 Origin  Japan

Bubble-car
      Engine  970 cc, straight-four Top speed  89 mph (143 km/h)
Suzuki inserted a bigger 4 cylinder engine into the back of its tiny Japanese-market Cervo coupe to make the export-model SC100 in 1978. Not fast, but having a fun to drive thanks to rear-wheel drive and all-round independent suspension. Today’s owners are more interested about them than ever.

Honda Z Coupe 1970 Origin  Japan

Bubble-car
      Engine  598 cc straight two Top speed  77 mph (124 km/h)
Bigger engine twin of the Z360, this little coupe followed from the equally tiny N “kei car.” Only the larger engine Zs were sold in the UK and US, but they still produced only 36 bhp. However, while they were not particularly speedy, they were frantic and huge fun.



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jaguar C-type 1951

 

Classic Cars | Jaguar C-type

Jaguar C-type 1951 Origin UK

   Engine 3,442 cc, straight-six Top speed 144 mph (232 km/h) racing car that could also be driven
on the road, the sinuous Jaguar C-type was the XK120’s competition cousin, and featured a lightweight tubular chassis. The Jaguar C-type won the Le Mans 24-hour race at its debut in 1951, and won again two years later when equipped for the first time with innovative disc brakes.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Zündapp Janus

 

Zündapp Janus 1957

Origin Germany

Engine  245 cc, single-cylinder 
Top speed  50 mph (80 km/h)

   Developed by former aircraft company Dornier, and manufactured for just two years by the Zündapp motorcycle firm, the Janus was meant to be a cut above other “bubble” cars, with back-to-back seating and doors at each end.
Zundapp Janus

 Hood not required Zündapp’s own single-cylinder, air-cooled engine was positioned centrally behind the seats, driving the rear wheels. This kept length to a minimum, while at the same time provided a notably spacious cabin.
View out the back Rear-seat passengers faced  the following traffic; indeed,  the car’s “front-back” design was named after the two-faced, Roman God, Janus. It was a comfortable ride, thanks to four-wheel Mac Pherson  strut suspension.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Studebaker Silver Hawk 1957

 

 Classic Cars | Studebaker Silver  Hawk

Studebaker Silver  Hawk 1957
 Origin  USA Engine  4,736 cc, V8 Top speed  115 mph (185 km/h)


  The Silver Hawk offered a more restrained design than many contemporary models, with less chrome and fewer details, and sold well. It was available in two engine sizes, both offering lively performance.


Initially, engines within the lower ranks included a 185-ci L-head six-cylinder, a 259-ci V8, and a 289-ci V8. Power within the Golden Hawk came from Packard's 352-ci iron V8, which delivered 275 hp and an almost-garish 380 ft-lb of torque. it had been enough to propel the car quickly, and obtain it to 120 mph, though the heavy engine could overwhelm the sunshine chassis sometimes , and period performance reviews were mixed.

STK 2159 1959 Studebaker Silver Hawk Studebaker was produced between 1957 and 1959. it had been plainer in appearance than the Golden Hawk, the senior of the 2 Hawk models. There was less chrome, no supercharger and an easier paint scheme. The Silver Hawk was supported the sooner Starlight, an identical pillared-coupe model. By 1958, within the midst of a financial crisis at Studebaker, the Golden Hawk was dropped and therefore the Silver Hawk became the sole Hawk model in production. Studebaker sold 7,788 Silver Hawks in 1959.
 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Volvo PV444 1947

 

Classic Car | Volvo PV444

 
volvo pv444

Volvo PV444 1947 Origin Sweden

As a herald of hope for peace and better times, in September 1944 Volvo presented the PV444 at an outsized Volvo exhibition in Stockholm. The worth was very attractive - 4,800 Swedish kronor, an equivalent because the ÖV4, Volvo's first car, cost in 1927.





American styling influenced the looks of the 444. This car was the primary Volvo to possess a unitary body without a separate frame. It had been also equipped with a laminated windscreen, a crucial new safety innovation. Interest was enormous and therefore the originally planned production figure of 8,000 cars became almost 2 Lakh before the PV444 became the PV544. The PV444 was the primary small Volvo car and therefore the one that basically set car production at Volvo moving.

Engine 1,414 cc, straight-four Top speed 76 mph (122 km/h) With unibody construction and a new overhead-valve engine, the Volvo was ahead of its time. The prototype had first been revealed three years earlier, in 1944. In 1956, the PV444 became the first Volvo to be sold in the US, in a more responsive, twin-carburetor form.

MODEL SPECIFICATIONS

Model: Volvo PV444
Body: 2-door saloon
Engine: In-line, 4-cylinder: 1,414, 40-85 bhp.
Transmission: 3-speed with 4 mounted gear lever.
Brakes: Hydraulic drums
Dimensions: Wheelbase 2,600 mm.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Ford Custom V8 1949

 

Classic Car | Ford Custom V8

Ford Custom V8, classic cars, Ford

Ford Custom V8 1949 Origin USA

    Engine 3,917 cc, V8 Top speed 85 mph (137 km/h) Ford’s new styling arrived in 1949. It was clean, low, modern, and boxy—features that were soon seen on European Fords, too. Power came from developments of two prewar engines: an L-head straight-six, and the famous Flathead V8.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Ford Zephyr Mk II 1956

 

Classic Car | Ford Zephyr Mk II



Ford Zephyr Mk II 1956 Origin UK

Ford Zephyr Mk II

 

   Engine 2,553 cc, straight-six Top speed 90 mph (145 km/h) Replacing the slab-sided 1951 Zephyr, the British Mk II gained a stylish unibody with strong American overtones, column gear levers, umbrella handbrakes, and strip speedometers. Soon these cars were available with overdrive and automatic transmissions, but still retained vacuum wipers that slowed down as the car sped up.

Ford Zephyr Mk II


Long and low The longer wheelbase of Britain's Mk II Consul, Zephyr, and Zodiac models permitted sleeker looks with a lower stance; the wraparound rear window greatly increased visibility.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Ford F-Series

 

Classic Car | Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series

Ford F-Series Pickup 1948 Origin USA

     Engine 3,916 cc, V8 Top speed 70 mph (113 km/h) Ford’s first all-new, postwar product was a purpose-designed pickup that was “Built Stronger to Last Longer.” Proving an instant success, the 1948 F-Series powered Ford truck sales to their best year for almost two decades. The F-Series’ descendants have become America’s most popular vehicle, outselling every car or truck for 34 straight years.
The 1948 Ford F-Series trucks came in standard paint colors: Barcelona Blue, Medium Luster Black, Feather Gray, Glade Green, Monsoon Maroon, Rotunda Gray, Vermilion, and Tucson Tan.
Two L-head engines were available for light-duty trucks. The 7H version of Ford's 226-cubic-inch six adopted for 1947 passenger car spread to the 1948 truck line. It had been rated at 95 horsepower at 3300 rpm. For an extra charge, truck buyers could choose the 239-cube V-8 that made 100 horsepower at 3,800 rpm. A three-speed transmission with a floor shift was standard within the F-1, with heavy-duty 3 and 4 speeds available as extra-cost options. F-2s and F-3s came with the four-speed standard.
In 1947, Ford built 62,072 half-ton trucks and another 29,343 Tonners. The 1948 F-1 range drew 108,006 orders, 13,255 F-2 were assembled, and F-3 output came to 22,069 units. Told by all Ford had its best year for truck production since 1929. But Chevrolet's Advance-Design trucks were still immensely popular and broke Ford's 19-year-old production records. Attentively at Ford shifted to the company's first new postwar car lines, there are no major changes for the 1949 trucks. The only ways to differentiate a 1949 F-Series from 1948 are its body-color wheels and thus the elimination of the red striping on the grille bars. All body colors carried over.

Trucks production for the industry as a whole declined in 1949 from the torrid pace of 1948. Ford's total was down, too, but not the utmost amount because of the industry average. F-1 assemblies totaled 104,803. The output of F-2s and F-3s vehicles came to 12,006 and 21,200 units respectively. On the subsequent page, determine about 1950 and 1951 Ford F-Series trucks.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1929

 

Classic Car | Mercedes-Benz SSK

Mercedes-Benz SSK, classic cars

Mercedes-Benz SSK, 1929

   Capable of speeds up to 120 mph (193 km/h), the last car that Ferdinand Porsche worked on at Mercedes-Benz was also the fastest vehicle of its day, a status that guaranteed it several racetrack victories.

Six-cylinder in-line engine, single overhead shaft, Roots-type compressor, 7059 cc, a hundred and forty HP at 3200 rev (200 HP with blower engaged).

Whatever the figure, the sound of the SSK was extraordinary. So, too, was the automotive – its look theatrical, its power staggering. The SSK has since served as inspiration for such modern replicas because the blade.
 
The S series had been introduced in 1927, shortly following the merger of engineer and archrival Benz. In turn, the S was follow by the SS. each cars were designed by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and were eminent in races goodbye because the road was straight. This limitation distressed race manager Alfred Neubauer.

Thus, throughout the spring of 1928, Porsche was directed to conjure a less unwieldy automotive for plant ace Rudi Caracciola to drive in hill climbs. The SSK had the S radiator, the SS engine, Associate in Nursing capably named “elephant blower” and a chassis shortened by 18 inches. In 2 years Rudi won twenty six hill climbs.

As its forerunner, the SSK was each race and production automotive. For competition, the engine developed over three hundred HPthough tamed for the road, the SSK remained one among the foremost powerful sports cars on public sale anyplace.

Just thirty one SSKs were in-built 3 years, Associate in Nursing insignificant range given the 9000-car annual company production throughout this erahowever the car’s message price was monumental several SSKs were owned by celebrities – as this one, that was engineered for English sportsman Dorothy pathologist, well-known sponsor of the Blower Bentley race team. 

A resulting owner was David Scott-Moncrieff, author of the pioneering Mercedes-Benz history, 3 Pointed Star, who, it's been according “drove the wheels” off the automotive.

The SSK’s final flowering arrived in 1931 within the kind of the SSKL (“L” for light), that was completed by the copious drilling of holes throughout the SSK chassis to scale back weight by 250 pounds. Solely handfuls were engineered, strictly for competition; no real examples survive.