Minerva Open Tourer 1912 (8771)

Minerva Open Tourer 1912 (8771)

Manufacturer: NV Minerva Motors (Minerva Motors Ltd.), Antwerp – Belgium
Type: Open Tourer
Engine: 4084cc straight-4
Power: 33 bhp / 1.750 rpm
Speed: unkown
Production time: 1912 – 1913
Production outlet: unknown
Curb weight: 1490 kg

Special:
– It has a four-speed manual gearbox, a 68 liter fuel tank and rear wheel drive.
– The chassis with open body, designed by Dumas, Montpellier – France, has the famous Knight sleeve-valve engine, in addition to the primitive leaf springs Minerva had also shock absorbers and spiral-toothed angle gear at the rear axle.
– The Knight sleeve-valve engine, named after the American inventor of the design, Charles Yale Knight, works like this: The opening and closing of the valves was accomplished by slotted sleeves, which moved up and down within the cylinder bore, and within this the piston reciprocated. When the ports in the two sleeves aligned with the exhaust port, the … Read More

Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Mercedes-Benz 250 SE Coupé 1966 (3899)

Manufacturer: Daimler-Benz AG, Stuttgart – Germany
Type: W111.021/IIIA 250 SE Coupé
Production time: September 1965 – January 1968
Production outlet: 5,259
Engine: 2496cc straight-6 Daimler-Benz M 129 I / 129.980 SOHC
Power: 150 bhp / 5.500 rpm
Torque: 216 Nm / 4.200 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 184 km/h
Curb weight: 1519 kg
Wheelbase: 108.3 inch
Chassis: X-frame chassis with auxiliary front frame and steel unibody
Steering: DB servo recirculating ball with damper
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic operated single dry plate disc
Fuel system: Bosch manifold injection mechanically controlled (6-piston pump with start and warm-up automatic)
Fuel tank: 82 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts 55 Ah
Ignition system: electronic
Brakes front: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.75 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Brakes rear: Girling or ATE/Dunlop 10.98 inch hydraulic ATE-Servo discs
Suspension front: independent trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, double wishbones, rubber springs, torsion bar stabilizer, coil … 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

MG MGB GT Coupé 1969 (7907)

MG MGB GT Coupé 1969 (7907)

Manufacturer: MG Car Company Limited, Abingdon-on-Thames – United Kingdom
Type: MGB GT Mark II Coupé
Production time: mid-year 1967 – mid-year 1969
Production outlet: 15,128 (1967-1971)
Engine: 1799cc straight-4 BMC Austin B-series 1.8-litre OHV pushrod
Power: 95 bhp / 5.400 rpm
Torque: 150 Nm / 3.000 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 169 km/h
Curb weight: 1062 kg
Wheelbase: 91 inch
Chassis: all-steel unibody
Steering: cam gears rack-and-pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / II, III and IV synchronized / floor shift
Clutch: hydraulic Borg und Beck 8 inch single dry plate disc
Carburettor: twin SU HS4 (1.5-inch / 38-mm)
Fuel tank: 55 liter
Electric system: 12 Volts (two 6-volt batteries) 60 Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: Lockheed hydraulic 10.8 inch discs
Brakes rear: Lockheed hydraulic 10 inch drums
Suspension front: independent trapezoidal triangle cross-bar, cross braces, sway bar, coil springs + integrated Armstrong piston shock absorbers
Suspension rear: beam … Read More