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Citroën Traction Avant

Citroën Traction Avant

The Citroën Traction Avant is an executive car produced by the French manufacturer Citroën from 1934 to 1957. About 760,000 units were produced.

The Citroën Traction Avant pioneered mass production of three revolutionary features still in use today: a unitary body with no separate frame, four-wheel independent suspension, and front-wheel drive. Traction Avant Book

Citroën Traction Avant History

Citroën Traction Avant

Citroën Traction Avant

The Citroën Traction Avant, French for front-wheel drive, was designed by André Lefèbvre and Flaminio Bertoni in late 1933 / early 1934.

The Citroën Traction Avant pioneered front-wheel drive on the European mass car market, along with DKWs 1930s models...

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Austin Westminster

Austin Westminster A99 & A110

Austin Westminster A110

Austin Westminster A110

The Austin Westminster series are large saloon and estate cars that were sold by the British manufacturer Austin from 1954, replacing the A70 Hereford. The Westminster line was produced as the A90, A95, A99, A105, and A110 until 1968 when the new Austin 3-Litre took its place. Essentially badge-engineered versions of the Farina, Westminsters were also produced using the premium Wolseley and Vanden Plas marques. 101,634 Westminsters were built. Westminster Sales brochure

The Westminster name was previously used by the Austin Motor Company in the 1930s for a four light version of the 16/6 and the Heavy 12/4.

Austin Westminster A99

Austin Westminster A99

Austin Westminster A99

The A99 Westminster appeared in 1959 with new Pininfarina-designed...

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Atlas Motor Car Company

Atlas Motor Car Company

Atlas Motor Car Company also known as Atlas (Springfield automobile) was a manufacturer of Automobiles, Trucks and Taxis.

Atlas Motor Car Company - 1909 Line

Atlas Motor Car Company – 1909 Line

The Atlas car was built in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1907-1911 (and became the Atlas-Knight for 1912–1913). Motor Encyclopedia

After Harry Knox left the company that had been building Knox cars in Springfield, he established the Knox Motor Truck Company in 1905 to produce Atlas commercial vehicles. His former partners at his previous firm took him to court over the name. After he was forbidden from using the Knox name, he formed the Atlas Motor Car Company in late 1907.

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Atlas Motor Car Company - 1906 Sunset Tonneau Sunset Automobile Co. San Francisco

Atlas Motor Car Company – 1906 Sunset Tonneau Sunset Automobile Co. San Francisco

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Hillman Imp

Hillman Imp

The Hillman Imp is a small economy car made by the Rootes Group and its successor Chrysler Europe from 1963 until 1976. It was the first mass-produced car with the engine block and cylinder head cast in aluminium.

Hillman Imp

Hillman Imp

Being a direct competitor to the BMC’s Mini, it used a space-saving rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout to allow as much luggage and passenger capacity as possible in both the rear and the front of the car. It used a unique opening rear hatch to allow luggage to be put into the back seat rest.

In addition to its aluminium engine, it was the first mass-produced British car to have an engine in the back and the first car to use a diaphragm spring clutch...

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Lexington Motor Car Company

Lexington Motor Car Company

1920 Lexington Minute man six from Lexington Motor Car Company

1920 Lexington Minute man six from Lexington Motor Car Company

The Lexington Motor Car Company manufactured automobiles in Connersville, Indiana, from 1910 to 1927. From the beginning, Lexingtons, like most other Indiana-built automobiles, were assembled cars, built with components from many different suppliers. The Thoroughbred Six and Minute Man Six were popular Lexington models. Lexington History

Origins of the Lexington Motor Car Company

The Lexington Motor Car Company was founded in 1909 in Lexington, Kentucky, by Kinzea Stone, a Kentucky race horse promoter from Georgetown, Kentucky. Several months later, the company outgrew its original building.

Lexington at Park Connersville

Lexington at Park Connersville

In 1910, a group of Connersville businessmen noted the community ...

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Austin Cambridge

Austin Cambridge A60

Austin Cambridge

Austin Cambridge

The Austin Cambridge A60 is one of a range of motor cars (A40A50A55, and A60) produced by the Austin Motor Company, in several generations, from September 1954 through to 1969 as cars and to 1971 as light commercials. Farina A60 model

The A55 Cambridge Mark II, known as the first “Farina” model because of its Pininfarina design, was produced from 1959 through to 1961. It was a rebadged Morris Oxford and retained the 1.5 litre B-Series engine, now with an SU carburettor, and producing 55 bhp. 1963 Brochure

An updated model called the Austin Cambridge A60 model, was introduced in October 1961. It included a new 1.6-litre version of the B-Series straight-four engine which had first been used in the MGA. Power is now 61 hp...

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Hillman Super minx

The Hillman Super Minx is a family car which was produced by Hillman from 1961 to 1967. It was a slightly larger version of the Hillman Minx, from the period when the long-running Minx nameplate was applied to a series of designs. Manual

Hillman Super Minx Mk1

Hillman Super Minx Mk1

Announced in October 1961, the Super Minx gave Rootes, and particularly its Hillman marque, an expanded presence in the upper reaches of the family car market. It has been suggested that the Hillman Super Minx design was originally intended to replace, and not merely to supplement, the standard Minx, but was found to be too big for that purpose. An estate car joined the range in May 1962, and a two-door convertible in June 1962...

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1953 Cadillac Eldorado

1953 Cadillac Eldorado

1953 Cadillac Eldorado

1953 Cadillac Eldorado 1st generation is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac. Over ten generations, it was produced from 1953 to 2002. Early competitors and similar vehicles included the Lincoln Mark series, Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado and Chrysler’s Imperial Coupe. Whitewall Tyre Cleaner

The Eldorado was at or near the top of the Cadillac line during early model years. The original 1953 Cadillac Eldorado convertible and the Eldorado Brougham models of 1957–1960 were the most expensive models that Cadillac offered those years, and the Eldorado was never less than second in price after the Cadillac Series 75 until 1966. Eldorados carried the Fleetwood designation from 1965 through 1972.

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Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker Avanti

Studebaker Avanti

The Studebaker Avanti is a personal luxury coupe manufactured and marketed by Studebaker Corporation between June 1962 and December 1963. The automaker marketed the Avanti as “America’s Only 4 Passenger High-Performance Personal Car.”

Described as “one of the more significant milestones of the postwar industry” the car offered combined safety and high-speed performance. The Studebaker Avanti broke 29 records at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Subsequent to Studebaker’s discontinuation of the model, a series of five owner arrangements continued manufacture and marketing of the Avanti model.      Waterproof Car Cover

Design

Studebaker Avanti - Rear Quarter

Studebaker Avanti – Rear Quarter

The Avanti was developed at the direction of Studebaker president, Sherwood Egbert...

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Lanchester Sprite

Lanchester Sprite

Lanchester Sprite

Lanchester Sprite

The Lanchester Sprite was produced when the pioneering firm of Lanchester was taken over by Daimler in 1931 and the post-war models from Lanchester were down market Daimlers with little individuality and four-cylinder engines of modest power.  T-Shirt

The Lanchester Sprite model announced in 1954, bore a striking family resemblance to the Daimler Conquest; indeed the Sprite’s 1.6 litre four-cylinder engine was the Daimlers straight six with 2 cylinders removed.

However, not only was the Lanchester Sprite considerably smaller than the Daimler Conquest, with an overall length of 168 inches / 426 cm (shorter by 10.75 inches / 27 cm) and a wheelbase of 99 inches / 251 cm (shorter by 5 inches / 12 cm), it was also radically different in it’s construction...

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