Falcon-Knight Model 12 Tourer 1928 (7517)

Falcon-Knight Model 12 Tourer 1928 (7517)

Manufacturer: Falcon Motor Corporation, Detroit, Michigan – U.S.A. / Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio – U.S.A.
Type: Model 12 Tourer
Engine: 2580cc straight-6 (Knight sleeve valve engine)
Power: 46 bhp / 2.800 rpm
Speed: 95 km/h
Production time: 1928 – 1929
Production outlet: 6,423
Curb weight: 1379 kg

Special:
– The Falcon-Knight cars were produced between 1927 and March 1929 after which the plant made truck parts. Willys-Overland (Ohio) was the owner, but Falcon-Knight was official headquartered in Detroit.
– The cars were built in Willys-Overlands former Garford Truck
plant at Elyria (Ohio)..
– The Knight in Falcon Knight refers to the sleeve-valve engine designed by Charles Yale Knight.
– This sleeve valve engine was patented by Knight and used twin alternating sliding sleeves.
– The higher oil consumption was heavily outweighed by the quietness of running and the very high mileages without servicing. Early poppet-valve systems required decarbonization at very … Read More

Cadillac Sedan DeVille Park Avenue 1962 (2644)

Cadillac Sedan DeVille Park Avenue 1962 (2644)

Manufacturer: General Motors Company, Cadillac Division, Warren, Michigan – USA
Type: DeVille Series 63 / 6389 Park Avenue Sedan
Production time: September 1961 – October 1963
Production outlet: 4,175
Engine: 6384cc GM Cadillac V-8 390
Power: 325 bhp / 4.800 rpm
Torque: 582 Nm / 3.100 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 195 km/h
Curb weight: 2273 kg
Wheelbase: 129.5 inch
Chassis: X-frame GM C-platform chassis with all-steel body (by Fisher)
Steering: Saginaw integral powered recirculating ball
Gearbox: GM Controlled Coupling Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic / steering column shift
Clutch: 2 fluid (hydraulic)
Carburettor: Carter AFB downdraft 4-barrel / Rochester 701930 downdraft 4-barrel
Fuel tank: 98 liter
Electric system: Delco Remy 12 Volts 70 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: hydraulic vacuum-boosted 12 inch drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Brakes rear: hydraulic vacuum-boosted 12 inch drums (Moraine or Bendix)
Suspension front: independent ball-joint front A-arms (trapezoidal wishbones), coil springs + hydraulic … Read More

TVR Taimar 1978 (5410)

TVR Taimar 1978 (5410)

Manufacturer: TVR Motors Company Limited, Blackpool, Lancashire – UK
Type: Taimar
Production time: mid-year 1976 – mid-year 1979
Production outlet: 395
Engine: 2994cc Ford British Essex V6 3.0L OHV I-Head
Power: 142 bhp / 5.000 rpm
Torque: 236 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 201 km/h
Curb weight: 948 kg
Wheelbase: 89.8 inch
Chassis: multi-tubular steel central-backbone frame with outriggers and separate glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) body
Steering: Alford & Alder rack & pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic single dry plate disc
Carburettor: twin-choke Weber 40DFA-1 downdraft 2-barrel
Fuel tank: 54 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 58 Ah
Ignition system: electronic
Brakes front: 11 inch servo-assisted dual hydraulic discs
Brakes rear: 9 inch servo-assisted dual hydraulic drums
Suspension front: independent double wishbones (A-arms, control arms), trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, sway bar, coil springs + hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Suspension rear: independent double wishbone … Read More

Mercedes-Benz 770 1931 (2851)

Mercedes-Benz 770 1931 (2851)

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart – Germany
Type: 770 (W 07)
Engine: 7655cc Supercharged straight-8
Power: 200 bhp / 2.800 rpm
Speed: 160 km/h
Production time: 1930 – 1938
Production outlet: 119*
Curb weight: 3,000 kg

Special:

– The "Großer Mercedes" (large Mercedes) was the largest and most luxurious automobile ever built by Mercedes-Benz.
– It was debuted at the 1930 Paris Motor Show where it was among the highlights of the day.
– It set a new standard in the world of top-flight passenger cars for prospective customers, the public and the experts.
– The bodies are built at the special M-B plant in Sindelfingen.
– It was the car to have as state vehicles for Kings, Monarchs, Popes and other high-ranking officials, like Reichspräsident von Hindenburg, Adolf Hitler, Kaiser Hirohito from Japan, Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII..
– The Roots type supercharger was an option, and only … Read More