1903 De Dion-Bouton Type S (01)

1903 De Dion-Bouton Type S (01)

De Dion-Bouton was a French automobile manufacturer and railcar manufacturer operating from 1883 to 1932. The company was founded by the Marquis Jules-Albert de Dion, Georges Bouton (1847–1938) and his brother-in-law Charles Trépardoux.

The company was formed after de Dion in 1881 saw a toy locomotive in a store window and inquired about the toymakers, to build another. Engineers Bouton and Trépardoux had been making a starvation-living on scientific toys at a shop in the Passage de Léon, close to the "rue de la Chapelle" in Paris. Trépardoux had long dreamed of building a steam car, but neither could afford it. De Dion, already inspired by steam (though in the form of rail locomotives) and with plenty of money, agreed, and De Dion, Bouton et Trépardoux was formed in Paris in 1883. This became the de Dion-Bouton automobile company, the world’s largest automobile manufacturer for a time, becoming well known for their quality, reliability, and durability.

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De Dion-Bouton war zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts eine der erfolgreichsten Automobilmarken.

Die beiden Franzosen Albert de Dion und Georges Bouton taten sich 1882 zusammen, um zunächst dampfbetriebene Fahrzeuge wie La Marquise zu produzieren.

Der Firma gelangen einige Innovationen, so wurde 1890 ein einzylindriger benzinbetriebener Motor patentiert, außerdem wurde 1893 die De-Dion-Achse erfunden.

Mit einem dampfbetriebenen De Dion-Wagen gewann Albert de Dion das Rennen Paris–Rouen 1894. 1895 stieg man aber endgültig auf Benzin als Antriebsstoff um. Der Motor war so erfolgreich, dass auch viele andere Marken mit einem De Dion-Bouton-Motor angetrieben wurden.

1900 war die Marke mit 400 erzeugten Wagen und 3.200 Motoren der größte Automobilhersteller weltweit. Rückgrat der Firma war noch immer die einzylindrige Voiturette, 1910 gelang die Herstellung eines 35 PS starken V8-Motors. 1913 wurde der letzte Einzylinderwagen gebaut.

Nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg begann der Niedergang der Firma. 1932 baute die Firma das letzte Auto. Die LKW-Produktion endete 1952.

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2014 Škoda Fabia R5 Concept

2014 Škoda Fabia R5 Concept

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Škoda Auto, more commonly known as Škoda, is an automobile manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. The car manufacturer was founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement, it was acquired by Škoda Works in 1925, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, positioned as the entry brand to the group. Its total global sales reached 931,696 cars in 2013.

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1936 – 1942 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet A and 1938 Horch 853 Cabriolet A

1936 - 1942 Mercedes-Benz 170 V Cabriolet A and 1938 Horch 853 Cabriolet A

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The Mercedes-Benz W136 was Mercedes-Benz’s line of four-cylinder automobiles from the mid-1930s into the 1950s. The car was first presented in public in February 1936, although by that time production had already been under way for a couple of months. Between 1936 and 1939, and again between 1947 and 1953 it was the manufacturer’s top selling automobile.

After the Second World War the W136 became the foundation on which the company rebuilt, because enough of the tooling had survived allied bombing or could be recreated.

1949 saw the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz 170S version of the W136. This model is in retrospect sometimes celebrated as the first S-Class Mercedes-Benz. It was a more luxurious, costlier and, when launched, slightly larger version of the mainstream model and the manufacturer made an effort to maximize the differentiation between the two. The Mercedes-Benz 170 Sb and 170 DS were even given a different works number in 1952, being internally designated between 1952 and 1953 as the Mercedes-Benz W191.

1955 was the car’s last year of production. Its replacement, the W120 had already been on sale since July 1953, after which the older model was repositioned in the market as a lower priced alternative to the new one.

The Mercedes-Benz 170 SV and 170 SD were also built briefly in Argentina from 1952-1955 in sedan, taxi, pick-up and van versions.

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1935 – 1942 Packard 120 / Packard Eight

1935 - 1942 Packard 120 / Packard Eight

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The Packard One-Twenty (also One Twenty and 120) was an automobile produced by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan from 1935 to 1937 and from 1939 through the 1941 model years. The One-Twenty model designation was replaced by the Packard Eight model name during model years 1938 and 1942.

The One-Twenty is an important car in Packard’s history because it signified the first time that Packard entered into the highly competitive mid-priced eight-cylinder car market. Packard enthusiasts view the production of the One-Twenty and the Six/One-Ten models as the start of Packard losing its hold on the market as the premier American luxury automotive brand.

The introduction of the One-Twenty (and later the Six/One-Ten models) was a necessary move to keep Packard in business during the final years of the Great Depression. The reason the company decided to forgo the development of a companion brand name to sell the less expensive models may have been linked to its single production line capability at its Grand Avenue manufacturing plant as much as to the expense of launching a new brand of automobile. By making the One-Twenty a Packard, the car could be brought to market quickly, and would afford buyers the cachet of owning a Packard.

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1928 – 1932 Riley 9 Brooklands

1928 - 1932 Riley 9 Brooklands

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The Riley Nine was one of the most successful light cars produced by the British motor industry in the inter war period. It was made by the Riley company of Coventry, England with a wide range of body styles between 1926 and 1938.

The car was largely designed by two of the Riley brothers, Percy and Stanley. Stanley was responsible for the chassis, suspension and body and the older Percy designed the engine.

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