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1965 Jaguar E-Type SI 4.2

Body Styles: 2dr Coupe // 2dr Coupe 2+2 // 2dr Roadster

Engine Types: 6-cyl. 4235cc/265hp 3x1bbl SU

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 2770 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 175.3 in. // Wheel Base: 105 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_E-Type

 

The Jaguar E-Type, or the Jaguar XK-E for the North American market, is a British sports car that was manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1975. Its combination of beauty, high performance, and competitive pricing established the model as an icon of the motoring world. The E-Type‘s 150 mph (241 km/h) top speed, sub-7-second 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) acceleration, monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack-and-pinion steering, and independent front and rear suspension distinguished the car and spurred industry-wide changes.  The E-Type was based on Jaguar‘s D-Type racing car, which had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans three consecutive years beginning 1955,  and employed what was, the early 1960s a racing design principle, with a front subframe carrying the engine, front suspension and front bodywork bolted directly to the body tub. No ladderfame chassis, as was common at the time, was needed and as such the first cars weighed only 1315kg (2900lb).

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 the 1960s.  In March 2008, the Jaguar E-Type ranked first in The Daily Telegraph online list of the world‘s „100 most beautiful cars“ of all time.  Outside automotive circles, the E-type received prominent placement in Austin Powers films and the television series Mad Men.

The E-Type was initially designed and shown to the public as a rear-wheel drive grand tourer in two-seater coupé form (FHC or Fixed Head Coupé) and as a two-seater convertible „roadster“ (OTS or Open Two Seater). A „2+2“ four-seater version of the coupé, with a lengthened wheelbase, was released several years later. Later model updates of the E-Type were officially designated „Series 2“ and „Series 3“, and over time the earlier cars have come to be referred to as „Series 1.“

The Series 1 cars, which are by far the most valuable, essentially fall into two categories: Those made between 1961 and 1964, which had 3.8-litre engines and non-synchromesh transmissions, and those made between 1965-1967, which increased engine size and torque by around 10%, added a fully synchronised transmission, and also provided new reclining seats, an alternator in place of the prior dynamo, an electrical system switched to negative earth, and other modern amenities, all while keeping the same classic Series 1 styling.[14] The 4.2-litre Series 1 E-Types also replaced the brake servo of the 3.8-litre with a more reliable unit.   „The 4.2 became the most desirable version of the famous E-Type due to their increased power and usability while retaining the same outward appearance as the earlier cars.

 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 

Body Styles: 2dr Cabriolet // 2dr Convertible // 2dr Coupe

Engine Types: 8-cyl. 3499cc/230hp Bosch FI

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 3461 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 193.1 in. // Wheel Base: 108.2 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_W111

The Mercedes-Benz W111 was a chassis code given to a range of Mercedes‘ vehicles produced between 1959 and 1971, including four-door sedans (1959-1968) and two-door coupés and cabriolets (1961 to 1971).

Introduced as inline 6-cylinder cars with 2.2-litre engines, the W111 spawned two lines of variants: entry-level vehicles sharing its chassis and bodies but with four-cylinder engines were designated the W110. A luxury version built on the W111 chassis with its body and the fuel-injected 3-litre M186 six-cylinder engine was designated the W112.

Design of a replacement for the two-door Pontons began in 1957. Since most of the chassis and drivetrain were to be unified with the sedan, the scope was focused on the exterior styling. Some of the mockups and prototypes show that Mercedes-Benz attempted to give the two-door car a front styling almost identical to what would be realised in the Pagoda roadster,[citation needed]but ultimately favoured the work of engineer Paul Bracq. The rear featured small tailfins, subtle compared to the fintails‘ and evocative of the later squarish styling of the W108/W109.

A final model was added in August 1969, the 280 SE 3.5. The car was fitted with the brand-new M116 3499 cc V8. It produced 200 hp (150 kW) at 5800 rpm, and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph) (205 km/h (127 mph) with automatic transmission) and a 0-100 at 9.5 seconds (11.5 for the auto). As one of several changes to modernize the aging design a lower, wider grille was incorporated; this was not a side-effect of enlarging the engine compartment to accommodate the V8 despite popular belief. Front and rear bumpers were also modified with the addition of rubber rub strips; the rear lenses changed to a flatter cleaner design. This change was carried across the standard 280 SE. As the top of its range, the 280 SE 3.5 is seen as an ideological successor to the W112 300 SE, though it lacked the W112‘s air suspension.

     

Porsche 356C 1600 SC 

Body Styles: 2dr Cabriolet // 2dr Coupe

Engine Types: 4-cyl. 1582cc/95hp 2x2bbl

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 1980 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 158 in. // Wheel Base: 82.7 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_356

The Porsche 356 is a luxury sports car which was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949), and then by German company Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH (1950–1965). It was Porsche‘s first production automobile. Earlier cars designed by the Austrian company include Cisitalia Grand Prix race car, the Volkswagen Beetle, and Auto Union Grand Prix cars.

The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door available both in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria, where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911made its autumn 1963 debut. Of the 76,000 originally produced, approximately half survive.

The last revision of the 356 was the 356 C introduced for the 1964 model year. It featured disc brakesall around, as well as an option for the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche had ever produced, the 95 hp (71 kW) „SC“. Production of the 356 peaked at 14,151 cars in 1964, the year that its successor, the new 911, was introduced to the US market (it was introduced slightly earlier in Europe). The company continued to sell the 356 C in North America through 1965 as demand for the model remained quite strong in the early days of the heavier and more „civilized“ 911.

Porsche designers decided to build the 356‘s air-cooled pushrod OHV flat-four around the engine case they had originally designed for the Volkswagen Beetle. They added new cylinder heads, camshaft, crankshaft, intake and exhaust manifolds and used dual carburetors to more than double the VW‘s horsepower. While the first prototype 356 had a mid-engine layout, all subsequent 356 engines were rear-mounted. The four-cam „Carrera“ engine appeared in late 1955 as an extra cost option on the 356 A, and remained available through the 356 model run.

The 356 has always been popular with the motor press. In 2004, Sports Car International ranked the 356 C tenth on their list of top sports cars of the 1960s. It remains a highly regarded collector car.

 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 

Body Styles: 2dr Convertible // 2dr Hardtop Coupe

Engine Types: 4-cyl. 1897cc/120hp 2x2bbl Solex

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 2557 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 168.9 in. // Wheel Base: 94.5 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_190_SL

The Mercedes-Benz 190 SL (W121) is a two-door super luxury roadsterproduced by Mercedes-Benz between May 1955 and February 1963. Internally referred to as W121 (BII or B2), it was first shown in prototype at the 1954 New York Auto Show, and was available with an optional removable hardtop.

The 190 SL presented an attractive, more affordable alternative to the exclusive Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, sharing its basic styling, engineering, detailing, and fully independent suspension. While both cars had double wishbones in front and swing axles at the rear, the 190 SL did not use the 300 SL‘s purpose-built W198 tubular spaceframe. Instead, it was built on a shortened monocoque R121 platform modified from the W121 small saloon.

The 190 SL was powered by a new, slightly oversquare 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) Type M121 BII 1.9 L straight-four SOHC engine. Based on the 300 SL‘s straight six, it had an unchanged 85 mm bore and 4.3 mm reduced 83.6 mm stroke, was fitted with twin-choke dual Solex carburetors, and produced 120 gross hp. In detuned form, it was later used in the W120180 and W121 190 models.

The car was available either as a soft-top convertible (initially priced at DM 16,500/US$ 3,998) or with removable hardtop (DM 17,650/$ 4,295). A small third-passenger transverse seat was optional. During its first years the 190 SL was available as a sports-racing model with small perspex windscreen and spartan one-piece leather covered bucket seats and aluminum doors. In 1959, the hardtop‘s rear window was enlarged. Both the 190 SL and the 300 SL were replaced by the Mercedes-Benz 230SL in 1963.

 Porsche 911 S 

Body Styles: 2dr Coupe // 2dr Targa

Engine Types: 6-cyl. 2341cc/190hp FI // 6-cyl. 2341cc/210hp FI

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 2238 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 163.9 in. // Wheel Base: 89.4 in.

Source:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_911

The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or German: Neunelfer) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance classic German sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a rear-mounted six cylinder boxer engine and all round independent suspension. It has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.  The engines were air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998, with Porsche‘s „993“ series, produced in model years 1994–1998, being the last of the air-cooled Porsches.  

The 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying, and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars. In the mid-1970s, naturally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races, such as Targa Florio and 24 Hours of Daytona, even against prototypes. The 911-derived 935 turbo also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979 and Porsche won World Championship for Makes titles in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 with 911-derived models.

In the 1999 international poll to determine the Car of the Century, the 911 came fifth.  It is one of two in the top five that had remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003),  and was until 1998 a successful surviving application of the air- (now water-) cooled opposed rear-engine layout pioneered by its ancestor, the Porsche 356. It is one of the oldest sports coupé nameplates still in production with one million manufactured as of May 2017.

The first editions of the 911 had a rear-mounted 130 PS (96 kW; 130 hp)  Type 901/01 flat-6 engine, in the „boxer“ configuration like the 356, air-cooled displacing 1991 cc compared with the 356‘s four-cylinder, 1582 cc unit. The car had four seats although the rear seats were small, thus it is usually called a 2+2 rather than a four-seater (the 356 was also a 2+2). Available was a four- or five-speed manual „Type 901“ transmission. The styling was largely by Ferdinand „Butzi“ Porsche, son of Ferdinand „Ferry“ Porsche. Erwin Komenda, the leader of the Porsche car body construction department who initially objected, but later was also involved in the design.

In 1966, Porsche introduced the more powerful 911S with Type 901/02 engine producing 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp). Forged aluminum alloy wheels from Fuchs, with a 5-spoke design, were offered for the first time. In motor sport at the same time, the engine was developed into Type 901/20 installed in the mid-engined Porsche 904 and Porsche 906 with 210 PS (150 kW; 210 hp), as well as fuel injected Type 901/21 installed in 906 and 910 with 220 PS (160 kW; 220 hp).

Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo 

Body Styles: 2dr Coupe

Engine Types: 6-cyl. 3299cc/265hp FI

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 2746 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 168.9 in. // Wheel Base: 89.4 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porsche_911#911_Carrera_RS_

The Porsche 911 (pronounced Nine Eleven or German: Neunelfer) is a two-door, 2+2 high performance classic German sports car made since 1963 by Porsche AG of Stuttgart, Germany. It has a rear-mounted six cylinder boxer engine and all round independent suspension. It has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.  The engines were air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998, with Porsche‘s „993“ series, prod      uced in model years 1994–1998, being the last of the air-cooled Porsches.  

The 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying, and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars. In the mid-1970s, naturally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races, such as Targa Florio and 24 Hours of Daytona, even against prototypes. The 911-derived 935 turbo also won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979 and Porsche won World Championship for Makes titles in 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979 with 911-derived models.

In the 1999 international poll to determine the Car of the Century, the 911 came fifth.  It is one of two in the top five that had remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003),  and was until 1998 a successful surviving application of the air- (now water-) cooled opposed rear-engine layout pioneered by its ancestor, the Porsche 356. It is one of the oldest sports coupé nameplates still in production with one million manufactured as of May 2017.

The first editions of the 911 had a rear-mounted 130 PS (96 kW; 130 hp)  Type 901/01 flat-6 engine, in the „boxer“ configuration like the 356, air-cooled displacing 1991 cc compared with the 356‘s four-cylinder, 1582 cc unit. The car had four seats although the rear seats were small, thus it is usually called a 2+2 rather than a four-seater (the 356 was also a 2+2). Available was a four- or five-speed manual „Type 901“ transmission. The styling was largely by Ferdinand „Butzi“ Porsche, son of Ferdinand „Ferry“ Porsche. Erwin Komenda, the leader of the Porsche car body construction department who initially objected, but later was also involved in the design.

For the 1978 model year, Porsche revised the 930 with a larger 3.3-litre turbochargedengine with intercooler that produced 300 PS (220 kW; 300 hp). To fit the intercooler a newly designed „tea-tray“ tail replaced the earlier whale tail. Porsche dropped the „Carrera“ nomenclature for the North American markets and simply call it the Porsche Turbo worldwide. The larger engine helped reduce some of the turbo lag inherent in the earlier version.

Only in 1989, its last year of production, was the 930 equipped with a five-speed gearbox. The 930 was replaced in 1990 with a 964 version featuring the same 3.3-litre engine. There have been turbocharged variants of each subsequent generation of 911.

 Shelby Cobra 427 

Body Styles: 2dr Roadster

Engine Types: 8-cyl. 427cid/425hp 2x4bbl

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_Cobra

The AC Cobra, sold as the Shelby Cobra in the United States of America, is an Anglo-American sports car with a Ford V8 engine, produced intermittently in both the UK and United States of America since 1962.

Like many British manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the Bristolstraight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame, and aluminium body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. The engine was a pre-World War II design by BMW which by the 1960s was considered dated.

In September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: the Windsor 221 in³ (3.6 L) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8.

AC exported completed, painted, and trimmed cars (less engine and gearbox) to Shelby who then finished the cars in his workshop in Los Angeles by installing the engine and gearbox and correcting any bodywork flaws caused by the car‘s passage by sea.

The first 75 Cobra Mk1 models (including the prototype) were fitted with the 260 cu in (4.3 L).  The remaining 51 Mk1 models were fitted with a larger version of the Windsor Ford engine, the 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8.

In late 1962 Alan Turner, AC‘s chief engineer completed a major design change of the car‘s front end to accommodate rack and pinion steering while still using transverse leaf spring suspension. The new car entered production in early 1963 and was designated Mark II. The steering rack was borrowed from the MGB while the new steering column came from the VW Beetle. About 528 Mark II Cobras were produced in the summer of 1965 (the last US-bound Mark II was produced in November 1964).

Ford Mustang GT 

Body Styles: 2dr Convertible // 2dr Coupe // 2dr Fastback

Engine Types: 8-cyl. 289cid/225hp 4bbl // 8-cyl. 289cid/271hp 4bbl Hi-Perf // 8-cyl. 289cid/na 2bbl Export

Additional Info: Curb Weight: 2465 lbs. // Vehicle Length: 181.6 in. // Wheel Base: 108 in.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Mustang

The Ford Mustang is an American car manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang.

The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model‘s front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter. Introduced early on April 17, 1964 (16 days after the Plymouth Barracuda), and thus dubbed as a „1964½“ by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker‘s most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation.

The Mustang created the „pony car“ class of American muscle cars, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks, and gave rise to competitors such as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, Chrysler‘s revamped Plymouth Barracuda, and the second generation Dodge Challenger. The Mustang is also credited for inspiring the designs of coupés such as the Toyota Celica and Ford Capri, which were imported to the United States.

Ferrari 308 

Body Styles: Berlinetta (GTB) // Targa top (GTS)

Engine Types: 8 cylinder, 2.926 cc, 255 PS

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_308_GTB/GTS

The Ferrari 308 GTB berlinetta and targa topped 308 GTS are V8 mid-engined, 2-seater sports cars manufactured by the Italian company Ferrari from 1975 to 1985. The 308 replaced the Dino 246 GT and GTS in 1975 and was updated as the 328in 1985.

The 308 had a tube frame with separate body. The 308 GTB/GTS and GT4 were mechanically similar, and also shared much with the original Dino. Both 308s sit on the same tube platform, however the GT4—being a 2+2—has a longer wheelbase. The engine was a V8 of a 90 degree configuration, with belt-driven twin overhead camshafts per cylinder bank. It was transversely mounted in unit with the transaxle transmission assembly, which was below and to the rear of the engine‘s sump. All models used a fully synchromesh 5-speed „dog-leg“ manual gearbox and a clutch-type limited slip differential. Suspension was all-independent, comprising double wishbones, coaxial coil springs and hydraulic dampers, and anti-roll bars on both axles; four wheel vented disc brakes were also fitted. Steering was unassisted rack and pinion.

The 308‘s body was designed by Pininfarina‘s Leonardo Fioravanti, who had been responsible for some of Ferrari‘s most celebrated shapes to date such as the Daytona, the Dino and the Berlinetta Boxer. The 308 used elements of these shapes to create something very much in contrast with the angular GT4. GTS models featured a removable roof panel with grained satin black finish, which could be stowed in a vinyl cover behind the seats when not in use.

The GTB/GTS has become one of the more recognizable and iconic cars produced by Ferrari to date. It was made famous on the television series Magnum, P.I.. The series‘ lead, Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) drove the car around Oahu for 8 seasons while on his investigations, from 1980-1989. Several 308 GTS cars were used, a new one for each season, most being auctioned off after filming. The first was a 1979 model with chassis number 28251. The Cannonball Run movie, a former open-wheel icon (and Scotch-swilling) Jamie Blake (Dean Martin) and his (gambling-obsessed) teammate Morris Fenderbaum (Sammy Davis, Jr.), dressed as Catholic priests, drive a red Ferrari 308 GTS 1979.

The 308 models are embraced by Ferrari fans and critics today. In 2004, Sports Car International named this car number five on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1970s. The European 308 GTB QV and 308 GTS QV models are considered by many to be the most collectible 308 due to its subtle styling (deep front valance, racing mirrors, short lightweight bumpers) and speed as the fastest of all 308s produced.