Chrysler C-300

The 1955 Chrysler C-300 was arguably the first of America's "muscle cars". The C-300 was in reality a racing car built for NASCAR competition but sold to the public as a road car so Chrysler could meet homologation rules. The heart of the Chrysler C-300 was its 331 cu. in. (5.4 liter)  FirePower Hemi V8 ...

Jaguar XK150 3.8-Liter ‘S’ Coupé

Introduction: The Ultimate Refinement of the 1950's XK Jaguars The Jaguar XK150 was the ultimate refinement of the series that started with the Jaguar XK120, which began life as a show car at the London Motor Show of 1948. That original XK120 had not been intended to become a production car: it had been a hand ...

Mercer Type 35J “Raceabout”

A "Bobber" on Four Wheels If ever there was a car that exemplified the philosophy of the Bobber style of motorcycle it was the Mercer Raceabout of the pre World War I era. The Mercer Raceabout was a car that was stripped bare of every non-essential thing, and that could be stripped down even further for ...

Everett Morrison Cobra Replica

There can be little doubt that British sports car maker AC Cars did not foresee that their modest little classic British sports car would become an American V8 fire-breathing track burner. AC Cars had its origins way back in 1903 when the company became known as "Auto-Carrier", a manufacturer of "cycle cars. AC went on ...

AC Greyhound Project

Introduction: the AC Greyhound The British sports car maker AC may not be greatly familiar to North American car aficionados until it is realized that AC Cars were the creators of the AC Ace, that Carroll Shelby shoehorned a V8 engine into to create the Shelby Cobra. The AC Ace, that was turned into the Shelby ...

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Coupé

Background: A Nation in Recovery In the wake of the Second World War, following on as it did from the Great Depression and the First World War, ordinary people were still trying to build a new life for themselves and the industries shattered by war were trying to rebuild for a new era, an era people ...

Tramontana GT Sports Car

The Spanish word "Tramontana" could best be translated as "a wind that travels over the mountain", or perhaps "a wind that transports you to the other side of the mountain" . That is in all likelihood why that name was selected for a quite unique sports car that hails from Spain and is best described at ...

Chevrolet Army G-7117 Camper

The Chevrolet G506 was one of the unsung mainstay trucks that made a significant impact on the Allied victory in World War II. This was one of the vehicles that plied General Stilwell’s “Ledo Road” from Assam in India, through Burma, and up into China to supply Chiang Kai Shek's forces in their fight against ...

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