Sunbeam Tiger

The creation of the Sunbeam Tiger is a story that deviates somewhat from the image we may have of the British being stuffy and conservative; getting that V8 engine into the diminutive engine bay of the petite Sunbeam required the use of a sledgehammer to "re-model" the bulkhead so the 260 cu. in. Ford V8 ...

Studebaker 4E11D Truck

The Studebaker E Series trucks began production in 1955 and were given numeric designations for their year of production; the 4E Series being manufactured in 1959. These trucks were factory made as standard 2WD vehicles but Studebaker recognized that there might just be a market for 4WD trucks; a great many buyers of Studebaker trucks ...

Rolls-Royce 25/30 Saloon by Lancefield

The Rolls-Royce 25/30 was the successor of Rolls-Royce's smaller model the 20/25, which was introduced in 1929 and made until it was superseded by the 25/30 in 1936. The timing of the introduction of the smaller 20/25 was fortuitous for Rolls-Royce as it provided a smaller and less expensive model to sell in the financially ...

Jaguar E-Type Series III V12

Introduced ten years after the original Series I Jaguar E-Type made its debut at the Geneva Motor Salon the Jaguar E-Type Series III was a development of the original classic car but with changes that were in part desirable, such as the new all alloy V12 engine, and in part imposed by government regulation. Jaguar ...

Triumph TR3A Roadster

The Triumph TR series of sports cars did not get off to a good start back in October 1952. Triumph wanted to build a sports car to compete with the brilliant Austin-Healey but they wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. The result was the 20TS which was later unofficially called the TR1. Triumph ...

Lamborghini Espada Series II Coupé

The Lamborghini Espada was created in the early days of Lamborghini's creation of exotic sports cars with production beginning in 1968. The car was made to look clean with a touch of aircraft style with the triangular NACA ducts on the hood. The original design of the Espada was foreshadowed in two show cars; the ...

Hupp Comet Number 4 Indy Car

There was only ever one Hupmobile raced at the Indianapolis 500, and that was the car built and owned by Russ Snowberger who raced with the Hupmobile straight eight engine installed for the 1932 race finishing in fifth place. Hupmobile sponsored Russ Snowberger for the 1932 Indianapolis 500 and provided a Hupmobile straight eight engine ...

Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Prototype

The Bugatti Type 57 Atalante was the offspring of the Aérolithe coupé. The Aérolithe led to the limited production Type 57 Atlantic which in turn led Jean Bugatti to further evolve the design into the Atalante which was designed so it could enter production. These evolutions included changing to a one piece windscreen and creating a ...