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

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

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

Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Ford Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up 1930 (8265)

Manufacturer: Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan – U.S.A.
Type: Model A Type 82B Closed Cab Pick-Up Truck
Engine: 3236cc straight-4
Power: 39 bhp / 2.200 rpm
Speed: 97 km/h
Production time: 1927 – 1932
Production output: 4,849,340 (all A’s)
Curb weight: 1020 kg
Load capacity: 675 kg

Special:
– By switching production in 1927 from Model T to Model A, there were major delays.
– The A (also called A-Model Ford or the A, and A-bone among rodders and customizers) is a simple design with a L-Head 4-cylinder side-valve engine, Zenith carburettor, a three-speed manual gearbox (+ reverse), rear wheel drive and the traditional Ford suspension with transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs with Houdaille-type double-acting shock absorbers.
– The exterior has design cues taken from the Lincoln ("baby Lincoln"), heavily involved by Edsel Ford.
– The model was available in 30 body styles (icluding this Pick-Up Truck) and four standard colours, … Read More