Ford Model T Roadster 1923 (3200)

Ford Model T Roadster 1923 (3200)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model T Roadster
Engine: 2896cc straight-4
Power: 20 bhp / 1.600 rpm
Speed: 72 km/h
Production time: 1908 – 1927
Production outlet: 15,458,781
Production outlet: 1,649,98 (all types in 1923, including 52,317 rolling chassis)
Curb weight: 740 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 … Read More

VOLVO P210M DUETT 1967 (6462)

VOLVO P210M DUETT 1967 (6462)

Manufacturer: VOLVO Personvagnar AB, Göteborg – Sweden
Type: P210M DUETT
Engine: 1778cc straight-4 B18A engine
Power: 75 bhp / 4.500 rpm
Speed: 138 km/h
Production time: 1962 – 1969
Production outlet: 49,215
Curb weight: 1300 kg

Special:
– The name DUETT stands for use at work as for leisure time, two cars in one: duet.
– The first series DUETT came in 1953, initially called PV445.
– The first series P210 DUETT was built between 1960 and 1961 and had the B16A engine (1583cc / 60 bhp/5.600rpm).
– This estate car was based on the PV544 and was basically a two-seater car with only front seats and a large cargo area.
– An important difference between the two models was that a separate chassis was developed for the Duett based on a ladder frame) with leaf springs supporting the rear, while the PV444 had a monocoque with acoil spring rear … Read More

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

Peugeot 403 Berline 1959 (3326)

Peugeot 403 Berline 1959 (3326)

Manufacturer: Peugeot SA, Sochaux – France
Type: 403 Berline
Production time: April 1955 – October 1966
Production outlet: 655,935
Engine: 1468cc straight-4 8CV Peugeot XB2/XB5 TN3 OHV I-Head
Power: 58 bhp / 4.900 rpm
Torque: 101 Nm / 2.500 rpm
Drivetrain: rear wheels
Speed: 135 Km/h
Curb weight: 1056 kg
Wheelbase: 104.7 inch
Chassis: ponton, three-box and monobloc self-supporting steel unibody
Steering: rack and pinion
Gearbox: four-speed manual / all synchromesh / steering column shift
Clutch: single dry plate disc
Carburettor: Solex 32 PBICc
Fuel tank: 50 liter
Electric system: Ducellier 12 Volts 58Ah
Ignition system: distributor and coil
Brakes front: hydraulic 10 inch Lockheed drums (with two primary jaws)
Brakes rear: hydraulic 10 inch Lockheed drums
Suspension front: independent transverse wishbones, upper triangular crossbars, lower transverse coil springs + piston dampers
Suspension rear: beam axle, thrust struts, Panhard rod, longitudinal coil springs + telescopic dampers
Rear axle: live
Differential: … Read More