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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

1954 Pininfarina Lancia Aurelia


Pininfarina outdid themselves on the Lancia Aurelia. Stunning car. The whitewall radials suit it perfectly. And the little bonnet scoop leading to a single carburetor is a very nice touch. Although a single carb on a V6 wasn't going to make the Aurelia a flyer some models did come out with twin carbs and push the horsepower over 90. One thing I admire about this era Italian cars is that they were raced. The Mille Miglia and Le Mans were the proving grounds and they did surprisingly well.

Check out more pics of this beautiful car here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1933 Tatra V750 Prototype



I really like this car. Hints of VW Beetle and Citroen 2CV. Tatra would have to be one of the oldest, continuous, car manufacturers in the World having been founded in 1850 in the Czech Republic. The third oldest is what Wikipedia says. They mostly build military vehicles, and aircraft, now but produced some excellent cars up until 1999 when production of the T700 stopped. Here is a pic of a V750 in blue. Fantastic car. Check out the intakes for the motor on the C pillar.