Daimler Motor Company

Daimler Motor Company

Daimler Motor Company

Daimler Motor Company – Logo

Daimler Motor Company in Britain have been based in Coventry and have produced the Daimler motor car marque, since 1896. The company was a subsidiary of BSA from 1910 up until 1960, when it became part of Jaguar and the brand was used for their luxury models. It then became a subsidiary of the Premier Automotive Group, making it part of Ford.

By 2006, its production was limited to only one model, the Daimler Super Eight.

Origins of name

Confusingly, the name Daimler is used by two completely separate groups of car manufacturers...

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Standard Motor Company

Standard Motor Company

The Standard Motor Company Limited was a motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in Coventry, England, in 1903 by Reginald Walter Maudslay (1871–1934). It purchased Triumph in 1945 and in 1959 officially changed its name to Standard-Triumph International and began to put the Triumph brandname on all its products.

For many years it manufactured Ferguson tractors powered by its Vanguard engine. All Standard’s tractor assets were sold to Massey-Ferguson as of 31 August 1959.

As of 28 September 1959 Standard Motor Company was renamed Standard-Triumph International Limited. A new subsidiary took the name The Standard Motor Company Limited and took over the manufacture of the group’s products.

The Standard name was last used in Britain in 1963, and in India in 1987.

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LaFayette Motors

Lafayette Motors

Lafayette Cameo

Lafayette Cameo

LaFayette Motors was a United States-based automobile manufacturing Corporation. Founded in 1919, LaFayette was named in honor of the Marquis de la Fayette, and LaFayette autos had a cameo of the Marquis as their logo.

History

LaFayette Motors was originally headquartered in Mars Hill, Indianapolis, Indiana and made luxury motor cars, beginning in 1920. LaFayette Motors innovations include the first electric clock in an auto. In 1921, Charles W. Nash became president of LaFayette Motors. Nash was already president of Nash Motors, but for a time the two brands remained separate companies, although Nash Motors was the principal LaFayette Motors stock holder. In the 20’s rumors circulated about Pierce-Arrow merging with LaFayette, Rolls-Royce or G...

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Dodge

Dodge is an American brand of vehicles manufactured by FCA US LLC (formerly known as Chrysler Group LLC), based in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

Dodge

Dodge – Hamtramck Facility

Founded as the Dodge Brothers Company machine shop by brothers Horace Elgin and John Francis Dodge in the early 1900s, Dodge was originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers and began building complete automobiles under the “Dodge Brothers” brand in 1914, predating the founding of Chrysler Corporation. The factory was located in Hamtramck, Michigan and was called the Dodge Main factory from 1910 until its closing in January 1980. The Dodge brothers both died in 1920, and the company was sold by their families to Dillon, Read & Co. in 1925 before being sold to Chrysler in 1928.

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Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world’s fifth largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, on June 16, 1903.

Ford Motor Company - 1903 Factory

Ford Motor Company – 1903 Factory

Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression. The largest family-controlled company in the world, the Ford Motor Company has been in continuous family control for over 110 years. Ford now encompasses two brands: Ford and Lincoln. Ford once owned 5 other luxury brands: Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Mercury...

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Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

The Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation entered production for the 1955 model year as a sporty two-seat convertible. Unlike the Chevrolet Corvette, it was not marketed as a sports car. Ford positioned the Thunderbird as an upscale model and is credited in developing a new market segment, the personal luxury car.

Convertible models

While these Thunderbird models had a true convertible soft top, the top was lowered to stow in the forward trunk area. This design reduced available trunk space when the top was down.

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

Ford Thunderbird 1st Generation

The trunk lid was rear-hinged; raised and lowered via hydraulic cylinders during the top raising or lowering cycle...

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Vauxhall Cresta PA

 Vauxhall Cresta PA

Vauxhall Cresta PA

Vauxhall Cresta PA

The Vauxhall Cresta PA, announced 2 October 1957, is probably the best-known version. It mimicked the American fashion for tail-fins, wrap-around windows and white-wall tyres, taking its cues from the 1957 model Buick Special announced twelve months before the Cresta, though understated compared to the Cadillacs and Buicks of the time. All factory-built PAs were four-door saloons: the estate cars were converted by Friary of Basingstoke, Hampshire and are rare today

The Vauxhall Cresta PA had independent front suspension using coil springs and an anti-roll bar with a rigid axle and semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear. The Lockheed brakes used 9 in (230 mm) drums all round...

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Ford Consul

Ford Consul

Ford Consul

Ford Consul

The Ford Consul is a car that was manufactured by Ford UK from 1951 to 1962. The name was later revived for a model produced by Ford in both Britain and Germany from 1972 to 1975.

Between 1951 and 1962, the Consul was the four-cylinder base model of the three-model Ford Zephyr range, comprising Consul, Zephyr, and Zephyr Zodiac. In 1956, the line was restyled. In 1962, the Consul was replaced by the Zephyr 4, the mid-range Zephyr model becoming the Zephyr 6, and the top-of-the-range Zephyr Zodiac just being called the Zodiac. At this point, Consul became a range of smaller cars in its own right, initially the Consul Classic and Consul Capri, shortly joined by the even smaller Consul Cortina...

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Ford Consul Capri

Ford Consul Capri

The Ford Consul Capri was a two-door coupé version of the Classic saloon made by Ford of Britain.

Ford Consul Capri

Ford Consul Capri

The Capri Project was code named “Sunbird” and took design elements from the Ford Thunderbird and the Ford Galaxie Sunliner. It was instigated by Ford’s Sales Export Director. He wanted a car to add glamour to the product line. It was designed to have sweeping lines, a large boot space and a pillarless coupé roof. Custom Car Cover

On its September 1961 announcement the Consul Capri was for export only but went on sale to the domestic British market in January 1962. The bodies were sub-assembled by Pressed Steel Company, with only final assembly of the drivetrain taking place at Dagenham and from February 1963 at Halewood...

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Ford Corsair

Ford Corsair

The name Ford Corsair was used for a car produced by Ford of Britain between 1963 and 1970.

Ford Consul Corsair (1963-1965), Ford Corsair V4 (1965-1970) – Britain

Ford Corsair

Ford Corsair

The Ford Consul Corsair (later known simply as the Ford Corsair), manufactured by Ford UK, is a midsize car that was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1963 and available as either a saloon or estate from 1964 until 1970. There was also a convertible version built by Crayford, which is now very rare and highly sought after as a classic. Two-door Corsair saloons are also rare, being built only to order in the UK, although volume two-door production continued for some export markets.

Ford Corsair

Ford Corsair – Abbot Estate

The stylish Corsair estate conversion was produced by Abbott...

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