Buick Series 40 Special 46 S Model 41 1941 (5891)

Buick Series 40 Special 46 S Model 41 1941 (5891)

Manufacturer: Buick Motor Division / General Motors, Buick Motor Division, Flint, Michigan – USA
Type: Series 40 Special 46 S Model 41
Engine: 4064cc straight-8
Power: 126 bhp / 3.400 rpm
Speed: 130 km/h
Production time: 1941 – 1942
Production outlet: 91,138
Production outlet: 238,618 (all Series 40 Special)
Curb weight: 1762 kg

Special:
– The Series 40 is based on Buicks "Y-Job project" (1938) and designed by Harley J. Earl (Styling Division) and was the automobile industry’s first concept car (the first car built by a mass manufacturer for the sole purpose of determining the public’s reaction to new design ideas).
– The "Y-Job" styling included the vertical waterfall grille design still used by Buick today.
– The ’41 models were again all new, with the front fenders now very closely integrated into the cars overall design.
– Production ended on 4 February 1942.
– It has a Carter Dual Compound carburettor, a three-speed "Wilson Preselect" sliding column controls (shaft drive) or a two-speed automatic gearbox with rear wheel drive.
– The suspension was comprised of semi-elliptic springs and Lovejoy hydraulic shock absorbers.
– Options includes a heater, defroster, radio, special trim, special order Lancaster Gray paint and a leather interior.
– After WWII production restarted with the pre-war B-body (’42 model).
– The name ‘Series 40’ would stick with Buick until 1959, when a new series naming scheme was introduced.

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Ford Model T Touring 1914 (8367)

Ford Model T Touring 1914 (8367)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring
Engine: 2896cc straight-4
Power: 22 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1908 – 1927
Production outlet: 15,458,781
Curb weight: 750 kg

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 to 1919 from other manufacturers, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was Americas first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The ignition system used an unusual trembler coil system to drive the spark plugs (used only for stationary gas engines) but made the T more flexible to use a range of fuels, like gasoline, kerosene or ethanol.
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The transmission is a standard 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.
– One had to have special driving techniques in order to keep the planetary gearing under control. So in many States you needed an extra / special driver’s licence.
– The early models had a foot-operated transmission brake and hand-operated rear wheel mechanical drum brakes.
– An option were the "Rocky Mountain Brakes", additional external band brakes only on the rear axle.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– The suspension employed a transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring for each of the front and rear beam axles which allowed a great deal of wheel movement to cope with the dirt roads of the time.
– 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 spare rim with the tire attached to be carried.
– The wheels were wooden artillery wheels with pneumatic clincher type tires, with steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927.
– Balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead became available in 1925.
– Henry Ford: “Any customer can have a car painted any …

Volkswagen Typ 183 Iltis 1981 (1170467)

Volkswagen Typ 183 Iltis 1981 (1170467)

Manufacturer: Volkswagen AG (VAG), Wolfsburg – Germany
Type: Typ 183 Iltis
Engine: 1714cc straight-4 water-cooled
Power: 75 bhp / 5.000 rpm
Speed: 130 km/h
Production time: 1978 – 1990
Production outlet: 9,547 total
Production outlet army forces: 8,800
Production outlet civil: 747
Curb weight: 1274 kg

Special:
– It’s designed by Volkswagen AGs subsidiary Audi to replace the DKW Munga.
– Germany, France and Italy had developed a plan to jointly build a road vehicle; the so-called "European Jeep". But that plan failed (1976).
– The Type 183 Iltis (German for Polecat) is a military terrain vehicle, initially built for the German Bundeswehr.
– It is an evolved (in a hurry) type 181 ("Kurierwagen"), witch technology heavily leaned on the Beetle (Typ 1) and the Kübelwagen (Typ 82) with fully galvanized body work, only one Solex carburetor and all wheel drive (front wheel drive is separately switchable).
– The front differential is integrated in the gearbox.
– The gearbox has four forward gears (later models five-speed) and one reverse gear, and an unsynchronized "off road gear" with a large reduction.
– The four-wheel drive system that Audi developed for this car was the base for the later quattro system on civilian cars of that brand.
– Remarkably, the vehicle employed for the Bundeswehr are equipped with a 24 volt system (2x12V series-connected).
– The batteries were placed under the rear seat and an interesting detail is that the cover of the battery as a kind of barrier for the engine compartmen could be used as a kind of barrier for the engine compartment, while driving trough (deep) waters (a cooling grille was mounted in there).
– The Iltis was partly built by Volkswagen and AUDI.
– After ceasing production at Volkswagen’s, production was sold to the Canadian Bombardier, with minor changes, increased in production under license to the Canadian Forces. Belgium assembled them using the components of the Canadian Iltis for their armed forces.
– In 1987, the German Bundeswehr demand for a diesel version of Iltis (880 units with a turbodieselmotor 1600cc / 70 bhp), so they ordered them in Belgium.

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Stanley Steamer 740E Roadster 1923 (9299)

Stanley Steamer 740E Roadster 1923 (9299)

Manufacturer: Stanley Motor Carriage Company, Newton, Massachusetts – USA
Type: 740E Roadster
Engine: 2059cc, 23 inch boiler; double-acting two-cylinder steam engine
Power: 60 bhp (20 boiler-horsepower)
Speed: 120 km/h
Production time: 1922 – 1927
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 1840 kg

Special:
– "Power, Correctly generated, Correctly controlled, Correctly applied to the rear axle." was Stanley’s slogan at that time.
– It has been said that in order to drive a Stanley one first need learn to drive without watching the road. The need to monitor fuels, water, steam, and lubrication brought a number of valves and gauges to the dash and under the coffin-nosed hoods, and created an impressive display for the passenger but required the driver to be a part-time engineer.
– Twins Francis E. Stanley (1849–1918) and Freelan O. Stanley (1849–1940) were the world’s largest manufacturers of steam cars.
– The 740 had a larger boiler, which increased the heating surface by a third and water capacity by 50 percent.
– A Stanley steam engine provides four power impulses per crankshaft rotation similar to an 8-cylinder internal combustion engine. This provides the steam engine an advantage of more torque in a smaller package.
– Very quiet, but before you could drive away, you have to boil the kettle.
– Range about 250-400 km
– Range and speed depends on the temperature outside.
– The motor is directly connected to the rear axle (without gearbox!).
– The Stanley brothers did’t like the consumer society and therefore they tried to build "forever" continue driving cars, by using many aluminium instead of steel.
– So Stanley Steamers had steel frames and aluminum bodies and trims.
– Widespread use of electric starters (around 1914) in internal combustion engine powered cars ended the era of steam cars.

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Ford Model T Touring 1912 (8551)

Ford Model T Touring 1912 (8551)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Touring
Engine: 2896cc straight-4
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1908 – 1927
Production outlet: 15,458,781
Curb weight: 720 kg

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 to 1919 from other manufacturers, notably OJ Beaudette and Kelsey.
– It was Americas first automobile with standard left hand steering, while driving on the right was "the right way".
– The ignition system used an unusual trembler coil system to drive the spark plugs (used only for stationary gas engines) but made the T more flexible to use a range of fuels, like gasoline, kerosene or ethanol.
– The Ts in-line engine was the first engine with a removable cylinder head.
– The transmission is a standard 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.
– One had to have special driving techniques in order to keep the planetary gearing under control. So in many States you needed an extra / special driver’s licence.
– The early models had a foot-operated transmission brake and hand-operated rear wheel mechanical drum brakes.
– An option were the "Rocky Mountain Brakes", additional external band brakes only on the rear axle.
– The parking brake works on the tie rods to the drum brakes on the rear axle.
– The suspension employed a transversely mounted semi-elliptical spring for each of the front and rear beam axles which allowed a great deal of wheel movement to cope with the dirt roads of the time.
– 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 spare rim with the tire attached to be carried.
– The wheels were wooden artillery wheels with pneumatic clincher type tires, with steel welded-spoke wheels available in 1926 and 1927.
– Balloon tires with steel wires reinforcing the tire bead became available in 1925.
– Henry Ford: “Any customer can have a car painted any …