Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Cadillac DeVille Convertible 1970 (0249)

Manufacturer: General Motors Company, Cadillac Division, Warren, Michigan – USA
Type: DeVille Series 68300 / 68367 2-door Convertible
Production time: September 1969 – September 1970
Production outlet: 15,172
Production time: January 1965 – September 1970
Production outlet: 106,242
Engine: 7729cc GM Cadillac V-8 472 OHV I-Head
Power: 375 bhp / 4.400 rpm
Torque: 711 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 206 km/h
Curb weight: 2270 kg
Wheelbase: 129.5 inch
Chassis: GM C-platform perimeter X- frame with box beams and trusses and all-steel unibody (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw integral hydraulic powered variable ratio recirculating ball (PAS)
Gearbox: GM Turbo Hydramatic THM-400 three-speed automatic transmission / steering column shift
Clutch: not applicable
Carburettor: Rochester 4MV 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 98.5 liter
Electric system: Delco-Remy 12 Volts 74 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: 11.9 inch power duo-servo discs
Brakes rear: 12 inch power duo-servo self-adjusting drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Suspension front: independent ball-joint front A-arms, upper trapezoid stabilizer triangle wishbones, lower longitudinal thrust struts, lower single crosslink, sway bar, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: 4 link lower longitudinal thrust arms, upper stabilizer triangle, rubber-mounted strut rods, rubber bushings, sway bar, upper differential brackets, helical coils + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: hypoid 2.93:1
Wheels: 6JK x 15 Kelsey Hayes slotted discs
Tires: L78 x 15 tubeless
Options: automatic level control, power windows, factory Air Conditioning, Automatic Climate Controls, speed control device, tilt telescope steering wheel, factory Cadillac Wonderbar AM/FM Stereo pushbutton radio, power antenna, non-glare rear-view mirror, electric clock, power vent windows, headrests, reclining seats, front seats with carbon cloth heating pads built into the cushions and seatbacks, rear cigarette lighters, two-tone colouring

Special:
– Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company when Henry Ford departed along with several of his key partners and the company was dissolved. With the intent of liquidating the firm’s assets, Ford’s financial backers, William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland to appraise the plant and equipment prior to selling them. Instead, Leland persuaded them to continue the automobile business using Leland’s proven 1-cylinder engine. Henry Ford’s departure required a new name, and on August 22, 1902, the company reformed as the Cadillac Automobile Company.
– The Cadillac automobile was named after the 17th century French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who founded Detroit in 1701.
– Cadillac was purchased by the General Motors conglomerate in 1909. Cadillac became General Motors’ prestige division, devoted to the production of large luxury vehicles. In the United States, the name became a synonym for "high quality", used in such phrases as "the Cadillac of watches," referring to a Rolex. In English usage outside North America, other brands are used in such phrases – usually Rolls-Royce.
– The Cadillac line was also GM’s default marque for "commercial chassis" institutional vehicles, such as limousines, ambulances, hearses, and funeral home flower cars. The latter three of which were custom …

Singer 10/26 Roadster 1925 (1849)

Singer 10/26 Roadster 1925 (1849)

Manufacturer: Singer & Co Limited (Singer Motors Limited in 1936), Coventry – UK
Type: 10/26 Roadster
Engine: 1308cc straight-4
Power: 26 bhp / 3.250 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1924 – 1927
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 830 kg

Special:
– At the time Singer was one of the most prolific manufacturers of motorcars in the UK. By 1928 Singer was Britain’s third largest car maker after Austin and Morris.
– The 10/26 replaced the earlier Singer 10 Model and was fairly advanced for its day. It is easier to drive than many other cars of the time.
– This two-seater with dicky seat has a four-speed manual gearbox + reverse operated by gate change mechanism, a bronze Solex downdraft carburettor, a central throttle pedal, a 12-Volts electric system, odometer, oil pressure gauge, amp meter, electric starter, a 32 liter fuel tank, coil ignition system and rear wheel drive.
– The ladder-frame chassis with steel body has a 90 inch wheelbase, worm & nut steering, original cloth wiring, ROTAX (London) head lights, side lights and switch box, quarter-elliptic leaf spring front suspension, longitudinal semi-elliptic leaf spring rear suspension, standard Dunlop Cord Five Grooved 50X19” tires and mechanical drum brakes all round (1925: the first year that the Singer featured 4-wheel brakes).
– A rear luggage rack, removable side windows/curtains, side mounted spare tires and a 2-gallon "SINGER" petrol can on the running board were optional.
– Both two- and four-seater open top models (Roadster and Tourer) were available, as well as Saloon and Coupé variants.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2015-09-04 08:18:16

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Ford Comète Monte Carlo Coupé (5675)

Ford Comète Monte Carlo Coupé (5675)

Manufacturer: Ford Société Anonyme France (Ford SAF), Poissy / Paris – France
Type: Comète Monte Carlo Coupé 22CV
Engine: 3923cc Ford Flathead 239 V-8
Power: 105 bhp / 3.800 rpm
Speed: 156 km/h
Production time: 1954 – 1955
Production outlet: 699
Curb weight: 1470 kg

Special:
– This 2+2 seater fixed-head (notchback) Coupé was designed by Jean Daninos (Stabilimenti Industriali Giovanni Farina S.A., Torino – Italy, an older brother of the more famous Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina) and built by Facel Metallon SA, Paris – France (a French subsidiary of Ford), based on the French Ford Vedette with a Mercury chassis.
– At that time they were the most expensive Ford product in the world and the only Ford automobile with custom coachwork, although it didn’t even carry the Ford badge.
– Its V-8 engine, normally fitted to Ford trucks, but buyers didn’t like the idea of having a car with a "truck engine". High taxes and the high price (51% higher than a spacious four door Vendôme) didn’t made this model a “sales success”.
– During 1954, Ford SAF was sold and the Comète’s final year of production took place under Simca. The Simca Comète Monte-Carlo continued to be offered till July 1955.
– It has a three-speed manual gearbox, column shifter, a Zenith-Stromberg 32 DINX carburettor, a 63 liter fuel tank and rear wheel drive.
– The Facel chassis with steel body has a 106 inch wheelbase, MacPherson independent wheel axles, a large egg-crate grille (nicknamed “coupe-frites” or a “french-fry cutter” by the French), a fake hood scoop, a ribbed stainless steel dashboard, stainless steel door handles, an impressive jet-age three-spoked steering wheel, two-colour leather seat covers, steel wheels with chromed hubcaps and hydraulic drum brakes all round.
– A four-speed manual gearbox (pont-a-mousson gearbox) was optional, just like wire wheels, Dayton wheels and two-tone colouring.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2015-06-25 19:31:11

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Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Ford Model T Touring Type T1 1914 (2642)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring Type T1
Production time: 1908 – 1914
Production outlet: 165,832 (1914: all Touring models)
Production outlet: 202,667 (1914: all models)
Production outlet: 15,458,781 (1908-1927: all models)
Engine: 2896cc straight-4 Ford 177 CID Vertical L-head, L-block, side valves flathead
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 68 km/h
Curb weight: 700 kg
Wheelbase: 100 inch
Chassis: lead frame made of riveted U-steel profiles on a wooden skeleton with separate metal planking body
Steering: planetary epicyclic gear
Gearbox: manual two-speed planetary unit with a magneto located in front of the flywheel (this magneto supplied ignition current generated in a set of stationary coils)
Clutch: multiple dry plate disc
Carburettor: Ford
Fuel tank: 38 liter (case fuel system: gravity type, no pump)
Electric system: 6 Volts
Ignition system: single trembler coil
Brakes front: non
Brakes rear: hand-operated mechanical external contracting drums
Brakes: external braking on the driveshaft
Suspension front: rigid axle, cross two push rods, transversely mounted semi-elliptical springs
Suspension rear: rigid axle, two cast housing halves which accommodate the differential gear and the two drive shafts, cross two push rods, transverse leaf springs
Rear axle: live semi-floating type
Differential: spiral bevel 3.64:1
Wheels: wooden Artillery type
Tires front: 30 x 3 pneumatic clincher type
Tires raer: 30 x 3½ pneumatic clincher type
Options: "Rocky Mountain Brakes" (external band brakes only on the rear axle), balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead (from 1925), steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927

Special:
– On October 1, 1908, the company introduced the successful Ford Model T (also known as Tin Lizzie, Tin Lizzy, T‑Model Ford, Model T or T), designed by Childe Harold Wills, Joseph A. Galamb and Eugene Farkas.
– At first assembled in Piquette plant and from 1910 in the Highland Park plant.
– It was Fords first mass production car (instead of individual hand crafting). The chassis was drawn by workers on a carriage trough the factory. Later, the sleds were replaced by carts on rails and mechanically drawn ("electric lines").
– This was not the first production line with completely interchangeable parts ever (that was Olds Motor Works, Lansing, Michigan – USA with the Model R Curved Dash), but it was the first time an entire plant worked with this system.
– The bodies were still from other manufacturers until 1919, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was America’s first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– The Model T’s built prior to 1919 were supplied with non-demountable wheels. This meant that if a flat tire occurred, the tire had to be removed from the rim and a new tube installed. In 1919, demountable wheels were available which allowed for a …

Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Boattail 1926 (5402)

Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Boattail 1926 (5402)

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce Limited, Derby, England – UK
Type: 40/50HP Silver Ghost Boattail
Engine: 7668cc straight-6
Power: 100 bhp / 2.750 rpm
Speed: 120 km/h
Production time: 1919 – 1926
Production time: 1906 – 1926 (all Silver Ghosts)
Production outlet: unknown
Production outlet: 7,874 (all Silver Ghosts, including 1701 from the American Springfield factory)
Curb weight: 1383 kg

Special:
– In 1906, four chassis were built for the Olympia Motor Show. After a lot of interest from the public, manager Claude Johnson set one automobile (an open-top Roi-des-Belges body by coachbuilder Barker & Co. Limited, London) in “silver” (painted in aluminium paint with silver-plated fittings) and named it “Silver Ghost” by virtue of its appearance and “extraordinary stealthiness” (like a ghost).
– Chassis no. 60551, registered AX 201 (the 12th 40/50HP to be made), was the car that was originally given the name "Silver Ghost."
– That title was taken up by the press (the prestigious publication Autocar in 1907) and soon all 40/50HPs were called by that name, a fact not officially recognised by Rolls-Royce until 1925, when the Phantom range was launched.
– Proper production of the 40/50HP at Cooke Street, Manchester had not started until early 1907 after all the effort of preparing the first four motor cars for Olympia and the Paris show which followed.
– It has a centre-change four-speed manual gearbox , a cone type clutch, a Rolls-Royce carburettor, a 6-Volts electric system, dual ignition with coil and magneto and rear wheel drive.
– The chassis (partly steel and ash frame) has a walnut and highly varnished dashboard, leather upholstery, solid front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs suspension,a live rear axle with cantilever leaf spring platform suspension, worm & nut steering, spoke wheels and internal expanding four-wheel mechanical brakes.
– Many rolling chassis were outfitted with luxurious bodies by some of the top coachbuilders in the industry, like Hooper, Barker, Park Ward, Thrupp & Maberly, James Young, H.J.Mulliner, Windover (London), Gurney Nutting, etc.
– A speed governor (cruise control) and four-wheel servo-assisted brakes (since 1923) were optional.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2015-04-15 12:58:48

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