VW Type 2 (T1)

Car Facts: Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) with the split windshield was produced from 1950 to 1967; German production stopped after the 1967 model year, however, the T1 still was made in Brazil until 1975; First Transporters used the 1100 Volkswagen…

De Tomaso Pantera

Car facts: This iconic mid-engine supercar was produced by DeTomaso from 1971 till 1993; 7,260 De Tomaso Panteras were produced in those 22 years period; The first Panteras were powered by a 5.8 liter Ford Cleveland V8 engine which had…

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Car facts: Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (gullwing) was produced from 1954 to 1963. Only 1,400 300SL coupes with gullwing doors were produced. The rarest is Mercedes-Benz 300 SL (Gullwing) alloy, just 29 of these were made. The prices of the Mercedes-Benz…

Fiat Nuova 500

Car facts: Fiat Nuova 500 manufactured and marketed by Fiat Automobiles from 1957 to 1975. Nuova 500 is a rear-engine, four-seat, small city car; It was manufactured in Two-door saloon and two-door station wagon body styles; The body of 500 was only…

Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato

Car facts:  First Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato was introduced in October 1960 at the London Motor Show;  Zagato factory was planning to produce 25 cars, but demand was not as strong as expected and production was reduced to 20;  The engine produced 314…

BMW M1

Car facts:  BMW M1 (E26) mid-engine sports car produced from 1978 to 1981;  It is the first mid-engine BMW automobile to be mass-produced;  Only 453 production cars were built, making it one of BMW’s rarest models;  Top speed of 260 km/h (162…

Ford GT40

Car facts:  The GT40 was launched by Ford to win long-distance sports car races against Ferrari, which won every 24 Hours of Le Mans race from 1960 to 1965;  Only 105 cars were produced;  The “40” represented cars height of 40 …

Toyota 2000GT

Car facts:  Toyota 2000GT was manufactured between 1967 and 1970;  Only 351 regular production units of the 2000GT were built;  Most of the Toyota 2000GT design was done by Yamaha;  Despite a custom open-top version built for the James Bond film You Only Live Twice, a…

Porsche 959

Car facts:  959 manufactured by Porsche from 1986 to 1993;  At first Porsche 959 was manufacturing as rally car and in 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally finished in 1st place;  When Porsche 959 was introduced at that year it was world’s fastest street-legal production car;  top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph),…

Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale

Car facts: It’s the one of the world’s first supercars produced between 1967 and 1969. Only 18 were produced. Word Stradale is a term used by Italian car manufactures as street-legal car. 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than six…

MINI

Did you know that: Mini which was produced from from 1959, in 1999, this little car was voted the second-most influential car of the 20th century, behind the American’s legendary Ford Model T, and ahead of the Citroën DS and…

Volvo P1800

Did you know that: The Volvo P1800 which was manufactured by Volvo Cars between 1961 and 1973.  This car became widely known when was driven by future James Bond actor Roger Moore in the hit television series The Saint which aired from 1962-1969. This car at first was produced by…

McLaren F1

Did you know that: McLaren F1 is a sports car powered by the BMW S70/2 V12 engine. On 31 March 1998, the XP5 prototype with a modified rev limiter set the Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest production car, reaching 386.4 km/h which…

Lamborghini 350GTV

Did you know that: Lamborghini  350GTV was the first Lamborghini production car’s (Lamborghini 350Gt) prototype. Lamborghini continued with the 350 GTV as a show-only prototype. During assembly, the workforce discovered that the body panels would not fit around the engine….

Renault 5 Turbo

Did you know that: The Renault 5 Turbo or R5 Turbo that was produced from 1980 till 1986 by the French manufacturer Renault at the time of its launch it was the most powerful production French car. Though it used…

Alpine A110

Did you know that: Alpine A110 produced by French automobile manufacturer Alpine from 1961 to 1977, it was the first World Rally Champion. It was powered by a cast-iron R8 Gordini Cléon-Fonte engine the car was fitted with the aluminum-block…

Citroen DS

Did you know that: Citroen DS was manufactured and marketed by the French company Citroën from 1955 to 1975 in sedan, wagon/estate and convertible body configurations across three series, or generations. It was the first mass production car equipped with disc brakes. After 18 years…

DMC DeLorean

Did you know that: DMC DeLorean which was produced from 1981 till 1983, became widely known for its disappointing lack of power and performance, which didn’t match the expectations created by its looks and price tag, but later – after…

BMW 2002 Turbo

Did you know that: BMW 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show. This was BMW’s first turbocharged production car and the first turbocharged car since General Motors’ brief offerings in the early 1960s. It produced 127 kW…

Land Rover

Did you know that: Land Rovers are 30 years older than the company. The Land Rover is the second oldest four wheel drive in automotive history (after the Jeep). These vehicles have been built since 1948, but the Land Rover…

Lamborghini Miura

Did you know that: Anyone who was anyone in the 1960s owned a Miura, including Frank Sinatra who’s model was orange, with orange shag carpeting and wild boar skin seats. It was Sinatra who’s credited with announcing: “You buy a…

Honda NSX

Did you know that: The NSX benefited from advanced aerodynamics and styling inspired by an F-16 fighter jet cockpit and input from the late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna, during the final development stages. This NSX became the world’s…

Datsun S30

Did you know that: Nissan S30 (sold in Japan as the Nissan Fairlady Z and in other markets as the Datsun 240Z, then later as the 260Z and 280Z) was the first generation of Z GT two-seat coupes, produced by…

Ferrari F40

Did you know that: Ferrari F40 was designed to celebrate Ferrari’s 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari’s fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale. The…

FORD Sierra RS Cosworth

Did you know that: The Ford Sierra RS Cosworth is a high-performance version of the Ford Sierra that was built by Ford Europe from 1986 to 1992. It was the result of a Ford Motorsport project with the purpose of…

Jaguar E-Type

Did you know that: On its release in March 1961 Enzo Ferrari called it “the most beautiful car ever made”. In 2004, Sports Car International magazine placed the E-Type at number one on their list of Top Sports Cars of…

BMW 3.0 CSL

Did you know: The E9 bodywork was built by Karmann. Introduced in May 1972, the 3.0 CSL was a homologation special built to make the car eligible for racing in the European Touring Car Championship. 1,265 were built. The “L”…

Lancia Delta Integrale

Did you know: The Lancia Delta is one of the most successful rally cars ever, having won the World Rally Championship for manufacturers six times between 1987 and 1992 . After the abolition of Group B Lancia was forced, as…

Porsche 917

Did you know that: Porsche 917 from early 1970s depending on the series could have 1,100 hp and hit 240 mph, that’s why this old Porsche could obliterate today’s race cars. The 917/30 Can-Am variant was capable of a 0-62 mph…

Lamborghini Countach

Did you know that: Lamborghini Countach was in production for 16 years. First time this masterpiece hit the road in 1974 and was still being built in 1990. The Countach pioneered the cab forward concept and while it may not…

Alfa Romeo

Did you know that: The first Formula 1 drivers’ world championship took place in the year 1950 and it was won by Italian racer Giuseppe Farina. The car he won the title in was an Alfa Romeo. The Italian manufacturer…

Porsche 356

Did you know that: The very first road going sports car made by Porsche was mid-engined. Everyone thinks of the Porsche 356 as a rear-engined car—and most were—but the first prototype, 356/1, had the engine behind the driver but in…

BMW E30 M3

Did you know that: BMW E30 M3, have a dog-leg gearboxes it’s a manual transmission shift pattern distinguished by an up-over-up shift between first and second gear. The E30 M3 competed in many forms of motorsport and was highly successful in touring…

Ferrari TESTAROSSA

Did you know that: Name Testa Rossa Has Been Used for More Than One Model of Ferrari Testa Rossa is a name that has been given to more than one model of Ferrari car. Testa Rossa literally translates as ‘redhead’…