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

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