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Everrati GT40, 2021.

Electric technology company Everrati have joined forced with Superformance, manufacturer of 1960s-era continuation sports cars to create an electrified version of the GT40. Everrati say “meticulous attention to detail is being applied to key factors such as battery location and weight distribution to maintain and enhance the character and soul of the original”. Further details on this first new model from the partnership will be announced in the coming months.

An electric GT40 Mk II. I guess it was inevitable.

 

 

 

 

Willys MB

The Willys MB and the Ford GPW, both formally called the U.S. Army Truck, 1⁄4-ton, 4×4, Command Reconnaissance,[2][3] commonly known as the Willys Jeep, Jeep, or jeep,[4] and sometimes referred to as G503,[nb 3] were highly successful American off-road capable light military utility vehicles built in large numbers to a standardized design for the United States and other Allied forces in World War II from 1941 to 1945.

The jeep became the primary light wheeled transport vehicle of the United States military and its allies, with President Eisenhower once calling it “one of three decisive weapons the U.S. had during WWII.”[5] It was the world’s first mass-produced four-wheel drive car, manufactured in six-figure numbers; almost 650,000 units were built, constituting a quarter of the total U.S. non-combat motor vehicles produced during the war,[nb 4] and almost two-thirds of the 988,000 light 4WD vehicles produced, counted together with the Dodge WC series. Large numbers of jeeps were provided to U.S. allies, including Russia at the time — aside from large amounts of 1 1⁄2- and 2 1⁄2-ton trucks, some 50,000 1⁄4-ton jeeps and 25,000 3⁄4-ton Dodges were shipped to Russia during WWII — more than Nazi Germany’s combined total production of their best performing similar vehicles, the Kübelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen.[8]

Historian Charles K. Hyde[9] wrote: “In many respects, the jeep became the iconic vehicle of World War II, with an almost mythological reputation of toughness, durability, and versatility.”[6] Not only did it become the workhorse of the American military, as it replaced the use of horses and other draft animals (still heavily used in World War I) in every role, from cavalry units to supply trains, but improvised field modifications also made the jeep capable of just about any other function G.I.s could think of.[10] Moreover: military jeeps were adopted by countries all over the world, to this day – so much that they have become the most widely used and recognizable military vehicle in history.

The jeep was considered such a valuable vehicle that General Eisenhower wrote that most senior officers regarded it as one of the five most vital pieces equipment to success in Africa and Europe[nb 5] Moreover, General George Marshall called the squared-off little car “America’s greatest contribution to modern warfare.”[13][14][15] In 1991, the MB Jeep was designated an “International Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark” by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.[16]

After WWII, the original jeep continued to serve, in the Korean War and other conflicts, until it was updated in the form of the M38 Willys MC and M38A1 Willys MD (in 1949 and 1952 respectively), and received a complete redesign by Ford in the form of the 1960-introduced M151 jeep. Its influence, however, was much greater than that — manufacturers around the world began building jeeps and similar designs, either under license or not — at first primarily for military purposes, but later also for the civilian market. Willys turned the MB into the civilian Jeep CJ-2A in 1945, making the world’s first mass-produced civilian four-wheel drive. The “Jeep” name was trademarked, and grew into a successful, and highly valued brand.

The success of the jeep inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and SUVs, making “four-wheel drive” a household term, and numerous incarnations of military light utility vehicles. In 2010, the American Enterprise Institute called the jeep “one of the most influential designs in automotive history”. Its “sardine tin on wheels” silhouette and slotted grille are perhaps even more instantly recognizable than the VW Beetle and has evolved into the currently produced Jeep Wrangler long after the demise of the original Jeep design.[15]

This is a particulary wonderful variation of the classic Jeep theme.

Neat looking thing.

 

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1965 Shelby 427 S/C Cobra with a completely hand-formed Copper body

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It’s a “continuation” car according to www.supercars.net/blog/copper-cobra/:

“You might wonder about the chassis number listed here, CSX 4602, that seems a bit high no? Well, it isn’t, because in the 90s Carroll Shelby started building ‘continuation’ cars, new Cobra models that came with a CSX 4xxx chassis to distinguish them from the classic 1960s originals, but still recognized as ‘real’ Shelby Cobra cars.”

“These continuation Cobra were built in Las Vegas, Nevada, on brand new frames to be fitted with either a fiberglass or an aluminum body, before being painted and usually fitted with those trademark racing stripes running from the front to the rear … but there were exceptions, as is evident on chassis CSX 4602 we see here.”

An odd one, certainly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low Drag Jaguar E-Type by Marco Diez

Marco Diez is a hero. Making this unique conveyance is an incredible accomplishment of perfecting the perfect.

Enzo Ferrari was once quoted as saying that the E-Type was the most beautiful car in the world, and every sensible list of the best cars of the 20th century includes an E-Type, typically up near the top.

he Low Drag Jaguar E-Type you see here is the result of an 8 year long international project by Marco Diez to create a modern Low Drag based closely on the original car from 1963 known as “49FXN” after its license plate number.

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Ford GT40 Prototype, 1964. In the early sixties, Henry Ford decided to enter international endurance racing, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, in order to enhance Ford’s reputation for performance. At first he tried to purchase Ferrari but when that plan failed work began on a car that could beat Ferrari. Ford created a subsidiary, Ford Advanced Vehicles, in England to build the car. The first prototype was shown to the press in March of 1964 in Slough, England.

The Ford GT is, as regulars know, my ultimate car.

I got to work on Chassis Number P/1024 once, many, many moons ago, courtesy of a dear friend of mine. It was, as you might imagine, beyond delicious.

 

Donkey in a Citroën 2CV car, France, ca. 1950. | src Roger Viollet Collection – Getty Images

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iso grifo 90

Iso Grifo 90

April 26, 2010 at 3 pm

By Fabio Gemelli

The concept is reborn in 12 units, with carbon bodywork and Corvette engine

Its name is Iso Grifo 90 and after about 36 years it is the first car to proudly wear the Iso con Grifone emblem that belonged to the glorious Iso Rivolta on the front bonnet . Thus, one of the most prestigious and tormented brands in Italian automotive history is reborn, marked by a “small” debut with the legendary Isetta and by a troubled productive life among the GT 300, Grifo A3 / C, A3 / L and A3 / Ls sports cars. , Lele, Fidia, S4 and Grifo 7 liters. The new car was presented in Cernobbio on the sidelines of the Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este , on Lake Como.

1990s DAUGHTER

The return of the Iso Grifo 90, made in only 12 numbered copies and finished according to the customer’s requests, however, takes its cue from a 1991 style prototype , the Iso Grifo 90, of which it takes its name, shapes and design concept , moving from the 1: 1 scale wooden model of nearly 20 years ago to a road car with carbon fiber body and Corvette V8 engine.

Photo by: Fabio Gemelli

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Iso Grifo has always been a top favorite along with the Bizzarrini GT 5300 which it became later on. And now this one!

 

Alfa Romeo Montreal prototype.

Despite all of the changes, the spirit is still intact! Why don’t more production engineers worry about that?

Thank you, Vintageclassiccars.

— mjl-love

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6

 

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6

Reliant Scimitar GTE SE6, 1976. A shooting brake powered by a 3.0 litre Ford Essex V6 engine, the fibreglass-bodied GTE was popular enough to sustain two generations from 1968-1986 (Princess Anne owned a total of nine and got a speeding ticket in at least one of them). It finally ran out of customers in the mid-80s and was not replaced

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I have loved this car snce 1968. It may well have inspired my deep love for shooting brakes of all stripes. Ive not had the pleasure of seeing one in real life, even during my two trips to Jolly Ole back in the day. Sigh.

LOL Princess Anne sounds like my kind of girl, eh, what!

 

Lyrics:

Kleine GTI / Little GTI
Du siehst prima aus / well, you look so fine
Ich liebe, dich zu fahren / How I love to drive you
Hol’ die leistrung ‘raus / Let the performance shine
Hör nur, wie er sich anlasst / Listen when I start it
Steck’ den schlussel ‘rein / Stick the key in the ignition
Er ist bereit zum start / And it’s ready to go
Wie er braust / How it zips
Wie er saust, GTI. / How it zooms, GTI.
Werde bargeld, sparen / I’ll save up some money
Kauf’ den GTI / Buy a GTI
er fahrt mit mir lassig / ’cause it drives so easy
An den andren vorbei, / past the other cars
Uberholt benzinfresser / Passes all the gas-hogs
Macht mir spass dabei / Makes me smile a while
Und jedermann sagt sich dann bloss, / And everyone thinks to themselves
“Kleine wagen-du bist gross” / “Little car – you’re grand”
Er ist bereit zum start / It’s always ready to go
Wie er braust / How it zips
Wie er saust, GTI. / How it zooms, GTI.
Wah wah… wah wah wah wah wah….

Love, love, love!

 

The A-Team’s GMC van

 

The A-Team’s GMC van

…that doesn’t like The A-Team’s GMC van!

A-Team Intro High Quality

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Feb 10, 2009

The A-Team opening credits with music. Be sure to hit the HQ button for high quality.

 

308 GTB LM Evocation

 

308 GTB LM Evocation

 

308 GTB LM Evocation

 

308 GTB LM Evocation

 

308 GTB LM Evocation

1977 Ferrari 308 GTB LM Evocation.

A fantastic homage to the GTB LM as raced by Maurice Dantinne in period, this is thought to be the first steel-bodied, dry-sump 308 GTB.

I love that snoot… OMG!

 

NSUs

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NSU sur 2 roues 12e Slalom des 2 Ponts St. L.

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1967 Jacky Ickx Matra F2 Nurburgring

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Bruce McLaren and Phil Hill at Monaco GP 1960

Big Fun!

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

 

Maserati 200S

Maserati 200S S/N 2405 de 1956 carrossée par Fantuzzi, conduite par Stirling Moss au Gran Premio Supercortemaggiore de Monza en juin 1956, vendue en 1957 à Lance Reventlow, qui la fit repeindre en blanc et bleu. Restaurée après un accident spectaculaire au Vanwall Trophy de Snetterton , elle fut ensuite vendue à David Lane qui lui donna l’apparence qu’elle garde aujourd’hui encore, avec sa livrée blanc et or. – source CLASSICDRIVER.COM.

Un grand merci à flhomaly pour ce beau dossier.

Source: frenchcurious

Lovely and smooth…