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

Adler Trumpf Junior 1G Cabriolet 1935 (1826)

Adler Trumpf Junior 1G Cabriolet 1935 (1826)

Manufacturer: Adler Fahrradwerke AG, Frankfurt am Main – Germany
Type: Trumpf Junior Cabriolet (Typ 1G)
Engine: 995cc straight-4
Power: 25 bhp / 4.000 rpm
Speed: 85 km/h
Production time: 1936 – 1941
Production outlet: 78,827
Production outlet: 102,840 (all Trumpf Junior models 1934-1941)
Curb weight: 820 kg

Special:
– Adler, the third largest car manufacturer in Germany, behind BMW and Opel, was one of the pioneers of front wheel drive cars, designed by Hans Gustav Röhr.
– This Cabriolet has an Ambi-Budd, Berlin body.
– It has a four-speed manual gearbox, a Solex carburettor, a 28 liter fuel tank and front wheel drive.
– The chassis with all-steel body has a 103.5 inch wheelbase, independently suspended wheels, transverse torsion bars at the rear and mechanical drum brakes all round.
– The Trumpf Series was also available as 2-door Sedan, as Junior Sport (995cc), as Junior Sport 1100 (1100cc), as 1.7 … 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