luni, 20 aprilie 2015

Jaguar E-Type - World Of Classic Cars -

Jaguar E-Type Series I Roadster 1962

Launched at the 1961 Geneva Motor Show, the Jaguar E-Type was nothing short of a revelation. With its heady blend of supercar performance, breathtaking styling and low price tag, the newcomer left rivals reeling and customers clamouring, while early sports car racing success at the hands of Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori amongst others, helped cement its reputation. Built as a monocoque with a front sub-frame to cradle the engine, the model's combination of all-round independent suspension (torsion-bar front / coil-sprung rear) rack and pinion steering and four-wheel disc brakes gave it excellent road holding and handling capabilities. Fed by triple SU HD8 carburettors and topped with a 'straight port' DOHC cylinder head, its indomitable 3781cc straight-six engine was quoted as developing some 265bhp and 260lbft of torque. Allied to a four-speed Moss gearbox (with synchromesh on 2nd, 3rd and 4th), it reputedly enabled the E-type to sprint from 0-60mph in 6.9 seconds and onto 150mph. Achingly beautiful yet viciously quick, the E-type remains for many the ultimate production Jaguar.

Mercedez Benz LF 408 G 1974 For Sale - World Of Classic Cars -

Mercedez Benz LF 408 G 1974
Mercedez Benz LF 408 G for sale. Year: 1974 Mileage: 23.000 km
Engine Capacity: 2.172 cm3 Fire truck with fully working equipment. Price: 4.200 Euros

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Vauxhall Firenza Competiton Coupé 1973 - World Of Classic Cars -

Vauxhall Firenza Competiton Coupé 1973

Triumph TR6 1974 - World Of Classic Cars -

Triumph TR6 1974

Austin A35 - World Of Classic Cars -

Austin A35 Saloon 1959

Introduced in 1956, the A35 replaced the highly successful Austin A30. The name reflected the larger and more powerful 34hp A-Series engine enabling a slightly higher top speed and better acceleration. Similar in appearance to the A30 except for a larger rear window aperture and a painted front grill with chrome horse-shoe surround, both had 13"" wheels and was offered as a two or four door saloon, 'Countryman' estate and van. The A35 was a successfully raced in its day and can still be seen today at historic race meetings.

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk.II

Volkswagen Scirocco Mk.II Storm 1984

The Scirocco is a three-door coupé undergoing two generations of development between 1974 and 1992 before being re-introduced for a third generation in August 2008. Volkswagen began work on the car during the early 1970's as the replacement for the ageing Karmann Ghia coupé. The platform of the Golf and Jetta was used to underpin the new Scirocco, although almost every part of the car was re-engineered in favour of a sportier drive and the model's all-new styling resulted in a sleeker and sportier car than either the Golf or Jetta.  A heavily re-designed Mk.II variant went on sale in 1982; a unique feature of which was the location of the rear spoiler midway up the glass on the rear hatch. A mid-cycle update occurred in 1984 which included minor changes over the 1982 model; a redesigned air conditioning compressor, a modified brake master cylinder with in-line proportioning valves and a brake light switch mounted to the pedal instead of on the master cylinder, also a new space-saver spare wheel was added, which provided room for a larger fuel tank. Leather interior, power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, and a manual sunroof were options for all years. As with the first generation Scirocco's, the car was assembled on behalf of Volkswagen by Karmann of Osnabrück.

Chevrolet Corvette C4 - World Of Classic Cars -

Chevrolet Corvette C4 1995
The Corvette was built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors over six generations. The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. The National Corvette Museum documents the car's worldwide history and hosts an annual event. The third generation Corvette, patterned after the Mako Shark II concept car, was introduced for the 1968 model year and lasted until 1982. The fourth generation Corvette was the first all-new Corvette since 1963 with production beginning on 3rd January, 1983 and delivery to customers from March 1983. The C4 Corvette was known for its evolved, sleek and modern look and was also the first general production Corvette to have a glass hatchback for better storage access. It also had all new brakes with aluminum calipers. The Corvette C4 came standard with an electronic dashboard with a digital liquid crystal display dash, with graphics for speed and RPM and digital displays for other important engine functions.