Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Chevrolet Camaro Convertible 1967 (5055)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Camaro V8 Series 12400 Model 12467 (L30) Convertible
Production time: September 1966 – September 1967
Production outlet: 25,141
Engine: 5354cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block Turbo-Fire V-8 327 OHV
Power: 213 bhp / 4.800 rpm
Torque: 481 Nm / 3.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1500 kg
Wheelbase: 108 inch
Chassis: GM F-platform box frame with cross bracings and all welded steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw recirculating ball race
Gearbox: Saginaw M15 three-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: 10.4 inch single dry plate disc diaphragm spring type
Carburettor: Rochester 7037212 Quadrajet 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 70 liter
Electric system: Delco 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Brakes rear: 9.50 inch Bendix Delco-Moraine hydraulic, self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, unequal length wishbones with helix Jer, trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle Hotchkiss type, semi-elliptic leaf springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid : 2.73:1
Wheels: 5J x 14 inch steel discs
Tires: 7.35 x 14
Options: Saginaw-Muncie M20/M21 four-speed manual gearbox, GM Power-Glide two-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, Delco-Moraine or Kelsey-Hayes front 11 inch hydraulic disc brakes, Saginaw power steering, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, bumper guards, rear window defroster, Four-saison Air Conditioning, Comfort-Car Air Conditioning, dual exhaust sytem, Soft-Ray tinted glass, rear deck lid luggage carrier, AM/FM Stereo radio, Stereo tape system, vinyl roof cover, whitewall tires

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– The name “Camaro” was conceived by Chevrolet merchandising manager Bob Lund and General Motors vice president Ed Rollett, while they were reading the book Heath’s French and English Dictionary by James Boïelle and by de V. Payen-Payne printed in 1936. It states that Mr. Lund and Mr. Rollett found the word “camaro” in the French-English dictionary was slang, to mean friend, pal, or comrade.
– In fact, the actual French word that has that meaning is "camarade", from which the English word "comrade" is derived and not "camaro"; "camaro" is not a recognized word in the French language.
– The Camaro (code-named Panther) was first shown at a press preview in Detroit, …

Morris Fabric Minor Saloon 1929 (1749)

Morris Fabric Minor Saloon 1929 (1749)

Manufacturer: Morris Motors Limited, Cowley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK
Type: Fabric Minor Saloon (M11282) Series 1
Production time: 1928 – 1932
Production outlet: 39,087 (including commercials)
Engine: 847cc straight-4 SOHC (by Wolseley)
Power: 20 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 88 km/h
Curb weight: 670 kg
Wheelbase: 78 inch
Chassis: channel-section steel ladder type and ash wood frame with steel skin
Steering: Bishop cam
Gearbox: three-speed manual + reverse / non-synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: Morris single dry plate 61/2in diam
Carburettor: SU 7/8in diam
Fuel tank: 25 liter
Electric system: Lucas 6 Volts
Ignition system: Lucas D4A, DS4 or D41 distributor and coil
Brakes front: mechanical cable 8 inch drum brakes
Brakes rear: mechanical cable 8 inch drum brakes
Suspension front: rigid axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs + single action friction dampers
Suspension rear: rigid with semi-elliptic leaf springs + single action friction dampers
Rear axle: live
Differential: spiral bevel
Wheels: 3 stud bolt-on 3.50 x 19 inch wire
Tires: 400 x 19 inch crossply
Options: safety glass (by Triplex)

Special:
– William Richard Morris (Lord Nuffield) introduced some of Henry Ford’s production line methods in Britain in 1924 and became Britains largest car facturer in the mid ‘20s.
– The Minor was introduced at the 1928 London Motor Show, Olympia, Morris’s belated riposte to the Austin Seven (1922-1939). Only this Fabric Saloon and a Tourer were available in 1928. From 1930 the other models were offered.
– Chassis and drive train have been designed by a subsidiary, “EC Wrigley & Co Limited”, a gear manufacturer in Soho, Birmingham, that Morris had bought after bankruptcy and renamed "Morris Commercial Cars".
– The engine has been largely redesigned at Wolseley (founded by Herbert Austin), a company personally owned by William Morris. Engine, clutch and gearbox mounted as a unit at four points on rubber washers.
– The engine was expensive to produce and often had to contend with oil in the generator, so that in 1931 a simpler side-valve motor was designed, which is almost the same performance: 19 bhp at 4.000 rpm. “the £100 motor-car”. Until 1932 both versions were manufactured parallel (47,231 units built).
– The Minor Series 1 was available as this two-doo Fabric Saloon, as two-door four-seater Tourer, as two-seater Sports, as four-door Family Saloon, as Sports Coupé, as 5cwt Van and as rolling chassis for various customs, like a two-door Coachbuilt Saloon and a four-door Coachbuilt Saloon.

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Ford DeLuxe V8 Coupé 1947 (2628)

Ford DeLuxe V8 Coupé 1947 (2628)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: DeLuxe V8 Series 79A Coupé
Production time: January 1947 – November 1947
Production outlet: 10,872
Engine: 3923cc Ford Flathead 239 V-8
Power: 100 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Torque: 244 Nm / 2.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 129 km/h
Curb weight: 1520 kg
Wheelbase: 114 inch
Chassis: rigid X-frame with 4 crossmembers and separate all-steel body
Steering: worm & roller
Gearbox: three-speed selective sliding manual / II and III synchronized / steering column shift
Clutch: 10 inch single dry plate disc
Carburettor: Holley 94 2-barrel downdraft
Fuel tank: 64 liter
Electric system: Ford 6 Volts 110 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 12 inch internal expanding hydraulic drums self-centering type
Brakes rear: 12 inch internal expanding hydraulic drums self-centering type
Suspension front: rigid axle, torsion stabilizers, transverse “slow action” leaf springs + double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, torsion stabilizers, transverse “slow action” semi-elliptic leaf springs + double-acting hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live 3/4 floating type
Differential: spiral bevel 3.54:1
Wheels: 16 x 4.5
Tires: 6 x 16 4-ply
Options: Ford Adjust-O-Matic Radio with food control and Touch-Bar Tuning, hydralic windows, heater, defroster, electric dash clock, leather interior, spotlight, white sidewall tires, dual white wall tires with trim rings, wire wheels, cigar lighter, spider hub caps, banjo-spike steering wheel, dual side-view mirrors, fog lamps, full carpeting, dual cowl-mounted lights, maple wood grain dash appliqué

Special:
– Ford was launched in a converted factory in 1903 with $28,000 in cash from twelve investors, most notably John Francis Dodge and Horace Elgin Dodge who would later found the Dodge Brothers Motor Vehicle Company.
– Henry Ford was 40 years old when he founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, the largest family-controlled company in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression.
– The Victoria Model 18 V8, the first V-8 Model, was styled by Edsel Ford, Henry’s son in 1932. This one-year-only model (called the Deuce”) bore a marked resemblance to the Lincoln of the same year, which had also been designed under the direction of Edsel Ford.
– The later V8 Series was redesigned by E.T. “Bob” Gregorie, Ford’s first design chief. The 1936 models were given a front-end restyle by Holden “Bob” Koto, of Briggs Manufacturing Company, Detroit (Michigan).
– The U.S. War Department had officially forbade work not directly related to the war effort.
– So with the same body as before the war (carry-overs from the 1942 models), in 1946 two Series appeared again: the DeLuxe and the Super DeLuxe. The DeLuxe Series was Ford’s cheapest car in Europe.
– After the war, these pre-war model cars (slightly restyled) were rationed in Europe. European customers were glad they could buy a new car.
– The 1947 Ford DeLuxe V8 Series 79A was available as this 2-door Coupé, as 2-door Tudor Sedan …

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

Chevrolet Impala Custom Hardtop Coupé 1973* (1034)

* owner Bart Valk

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Impala Custom Series 1BL Model 1L47 Hardtop Coupé
Production time: September 1972 – September 1973
Production outlet: 933,765
Engine: 5733cc GM Chevrolet L65 (Small-Block V-8 350) OHV
Power: 145 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Torque: 345 Nm / 2.400 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 176 km/h
Curb weight: 1836 kg
Wheelbase: 121.5 inch
Chassis: GM B-platform box frame with crossbars and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: ball-race servo control variable-ratio power
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 2GV dual downdraft
Fuel tank: 87 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 61 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.86 inch servo-assisted hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 11 inch hydraulic self-adjusting drums
Suspension front: independent ball joint, Cross-link with elastically mounted tension strut, upper trapezoid triangle cross-bars, lower single cross-bars, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam axle, coil link system, posterior longitudinal axis with helical springs, lower longitudinal guide arms and upper differential slanting braces + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.73:1
Wheels: 6K – 15 inch steel discs
Tires: G78 x 15B BIAS belted
Options: 6570cc GM Chevrolet Small-Block V-8 400 Turbo-Fire Hydra-Matic petrol engine, 7443cc GM Chevrolet L-series 454 V-8 (big-block) Turbo-Jet Hydra-Matic petrol engine, power windows, power brakes, power seats, 50/50 reclining passenger seat, power door locks, power trunk opener, comfort-tilt steering wheel, adjustable steering wheel, remote control outside rear view mirrors, AM/FM Stereo radio with tape system, rear seat speaker, Four-Season Air Conditioning, Soft-Ray tinted glass, intermittent windshield whiper system, rear window defogger, auxiliary lighting, econominder gauge package, Cruise-Master speed control, custom DeLuxe seat belts, DeLuxe wheel covers, Rally wheels, body side molding, white stripe steel-belted radial ply tires, DeLuxe bumpers, bumper guards, colour-keyed floor mats, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Chevrolet was co-founded by Louis Chevrolet and William C. Durant. Louis Chevrolet was a race-car driver, born on December 25, 1878, in La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland. William Durant, founder of General Motors, had been forced out of GM in 1910 and wanted to use Louis Chevrolet’s designs to rebuild his own reputation as a force in the automobile industry. As head of Buick Motor Company, prior to founding GM, Durant had hired Chevrolet to drive Buicks in promotional races.
– By 1916 Chevrolet was profitable enough to allow Durant to buy a majority of shares in GM. After the deal was completed in 1917, Durant was president of General Motors and Chevrolet was merged into GM, becoming a separate division.
– The Impala was designed by Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole and named after an African antelope.
– In ’72, Impala all-time sales topped the 10 million mark, extending its lead as the best-selling full-size car in automotive history, more than double the sales of the next nearest competitor at the time, the Ford Galaxie.
– The 1972/1973 model was the longest …

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1972 (4920)

Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1972 (4920)

Manufacturer: Chevrolet Division of General Motors LLC, Detroit – U.S.A.
Type: Monte Carlo Series 13800 / 1H57 Sport Coupé
Engine: 5733cc L48 Turbo-Fire small block V-8 (90°)overhead valve (by GM)
Power: 167 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Speed: 175 km/h
Production time: 1970 – 1972
Production outlet: 180,819 (1972)
Production outlet: 439,393 (1970-1972 incl. 5,742 “SS 454”)
Curb weight: 1648 kg

Special:
– "Chevrolet: Building a Better Way To See The USA."
– This first generation "coke bottle styling" Monte Carlo, designed by Elliot Marantette "Pete" Estes and Dave Holls (codenamed “Concours”) and named for the city Monte Carlo in the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, is built on the same GM A-body platform intermediate-sized cars as the re-designed 1969 Pontiac Grand Prix, is 23 cm taller than the Chevelle, only model was this Hardtop Coupé ( ’72 models were called Sport Coupé), only sold with a V-8 engine (wide choice) and has to compete with the new A-body Pontiac Grand Prix and the Ford Thunderbird.
– Only slight styling updates were made over the years.
– The rather ungainly rear an the 1970 labor strike at the Flint (Michigan) assembly plant, were probably guilty of poor sales, so the 1973 model was completely renewed.
– It has a fully synchronous three-speed manual gearbox, steering column shifter, a Rochester 7041113 dual downdraft carburettor, a 12-Volts electric system, distributor and coil ignition system, a 72 liter fuel tank, a single plate dry disc clutch and rear wheel drive.
– The box frame with crossbars chassis with steel body (by Fisher) has a 116 inch wheelbase, a Cadillac-like eggcrate / grid-textured grille, large, single headlamps mounted in square-shaped housings, hidden wipers, elm-burl dash panel inlays, fake wood trim dashboard, a bench seat , deep-twist carpeting, an electric clock, powered recirculating ball steering, front trapezoidal wishbones, independent ball joint with coil spring front sway bar suspension, longitudinal coil link rear suspension with lower trailing arms and upper differential for leading-trailing arms, telescopic shock absorbers all round, a semi-floating type rear axle, hypoid differential, 6×15 disc wheels, G78x15B bias-belted black sidewall tires, powered 11 inch ventilated disc brakes at the front and 9.5 inch self-adjusting drum brakes at the rear.
– A Turbo-Fire 350 CID 4-barrel carburettor, a 400 CID (6555cc) V-8 engine, a 454 CID (7440cc) V-8 engine , a Monte Carlo SS 454 package (with blacked-out rear body panel, front and rear stabilizer bars, dash controls with international symbol knobs, heavy-duty front and rear suspension, an automatic load-leveling rear suspension, "SS 454" badging, and rubber rear bumper inserts), a four-speed manual gearbox, an Automatic Torque-Drive, a Turbo Hydra-Matic three-speed automatic transmission (only on the SS 454), a two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, power windows, power seats, variable-ratio power steering, Four Season Air Conditioning, speed control device, fender skirts, a light monitoring system, a four-spoke steering wheel, "rally" wheels, center console, full instrumentation, Strato bucket seats, a higher grade nylon (or vinyl) upholstery, cloth interior, full instrumentation, radio, AM/FM stereo radios …