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Packard Super Eight

Packard Super Eight

Packard Super Eight

Packard Super Eight

The Packard Super Eight was a luxury American Automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and subsequently by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation of South Bend, Indiana. Diecast Super 8 Model

The first Packard automobiles were produced in 1899, and the last in 1958, with one of the last concept cars built in 1956, the Packard Predictor.

Packard Super Eight was the name given to the larger of the two eight-cylinder luxury automobiles produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan.

Packard Super 8

Packard Super 8

It shared frames and some body types with the top model Packard Twelve...

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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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History

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

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

Harry K...

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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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Studebaker Silver Hawk

Studebaker Silver Hawk

The Studebaker Silver Hawk was an automobile produced between 1957 and 1959 by the Studebaker Corporation of South Bend, Indiana.

 Studebaker Power Hawk

1956 Studebaker Power Hawk

The Hawk was also produced in 1956. There were four versions, pillared Flight Hawk and Power Hawk, and hardtop Sky Hawk and Golden Hawk. The Silver Hawk model was not produced in 1956, the first year of the Hawks. The same basic car was produced for two more years (1960 and 1961) as simply the Studebaker Hawk, since from 1959 onward no other Hawk models were being sold.

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1957–1958

Studebaker Silver Hawk

1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk

The Studebaker Silver Hawk was the replacement for the two lower models in the four-model Hawk range in 1956, the Flight Hawk which carried the Champion 185 cu. in...

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Hudson Hornet

Hudson Hornet – 1951 to 1954

The Hudson Hornet was a full-sized automobile which was produced by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, between 1951 and 1954 and then by American Motors Corporation (AMC) in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and marketed under the Hudson brand between 1955 and 1957.

Hudson Hornet

Hudson Hornet – 1951

The first-generation Hudson Hornets featured a functional “step-down” design with dropped floorpan and a chassis with a lower center of gravity than contemporary vehicles that helped the car handle well – a bonus for racing. The lower and sleeker look of the Hudson Hornet was accentuated by streamlined styling, sometimes called “ponton” styling...

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Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile was a brand name of American automobiles produced from 1900 through 1937.

Corporate history

Auburn Automobile

Auburn Automobile – 1900 Eckhart Buggy and 1904 Auburn

The Auburn Automobile Company grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company, founded in Auburn, Indiana, in 1874 by Charles Eckhart (1841–1915). Eckhart’s sons, Frank and Morris, experimented making automobiles before entering the business in earnest, absorbing two other local carmakers and moving into a larger plant in 1909. The enterprise was modestly successful until materials shortages during World War I forced the plant to close.

In 1919, the Eckhart brothers sold the company to a group of Chicago investors headed by Ralph Austin Bard, who later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for President...

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DeSoto Firedome

DeSoto Firedome

The DeSoto Firedome was a full-size automobile produced by DeSoto from 1952 to 1959. Introduced as DeSoto’s premium line of vehicles in 1953 and 1954, the Firedome also occupied the least expensive position in the model lineup during 1955 and 1956 model years before it was reclassified as a mid-range vehicle offered by DeSoto between 1957 and 1959.

Topline series, 1952-54

DeSoto Firedome

DeSoto Firedome – 1952-54

The Firedome could seat six passengers. It was available as a 4-door sedan, 5-door station wagon, 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible. The 1953 Firedome was introduced just prior to DeSoto’s 25th Anniversary in 1953, and arrived as the new top series, displacing the Custom nameplate which was retired at the end of the 1952 model year...

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Cadillac Eldorado

Cadillac Eldorado – Seventh generation (1971–1978)

Cadillac Eldorado

Cadillac Eldorado – 1972

The Cadillac Eldorado is a personal luxury car that was manufactured and marketed by Cadillac from 1953 to 2002 over ten generations.

The Cadillac Eldorado was always near the top of the Cadillac product line in both luxury and price.

Eldorado Convertible Vehicle Cover

Competitors and similar vehicles included the Lincoln Mark series, Buick Riviera, Oldsmobile Toronado and Chrysler’s Imperial Coupe.

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The Eldorado underwent a substantial redesign in 1971, growing two inches in length but six in wheelbase. The result was a rounder, much heavier looking automobile, made even more rotund by the return of standard fender skirts...

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