1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

1966 Ford Mustang (2016 Weaverville Lions Club Annual Classic Car Show)

The Ford Mustang is an American automobile manufactured by Ford. It was originally based on the platform of the second generation North American Ford Falcon, a compact car. The original 1962 Ford Mustang I two-seater concept car had evolved into the 1963 Mustang II four-seater concept car which Ford used to pretest how the public would take interest in the first production Mustang. The 1963 Mustang II concept car was designed with a variation of the production model’s front and rear ends with a roof that was 2.7 inches shorter. Introduced early on April 17, 1964, and thus dubbed as a "1964½" by Mustang fans, the 1965 Mustang was the automaker’s most successful launch since the Model A. The Mustang has undergone several transformations to its current sixth generation. The Mustang created the "pony car" class of American automobiles, affordable sporty coupes with long hoods and short rear decks and … Read More

Marathon Motor Works (1881), view #6, 1306 Clinton St, Nashville, TN, USA

Marathon Motor Works (1881), view #6, 1306 Clinton St, Nashville, TN, USA

originally built as Phoenix Cotton Mill aka Nashville Cotton Mill • by 1910 building vacant • that year, Jackson TN’s Southern Engine & Boiler Works (photo) — said to be top US producer of boilers & gas engines — sold its 4-year-old Marathon motor car division to Nashville investors, who moved it to this building in 1910

historic marker:
The marathon motor car was manufactured here 1914*–1918 by Southern Motor Works (later called Marathon). Four models, all touring cars, were powered by engines of four cylinders, 30/35 hp and Sixes of 50 hp, with wheelbases from 9’8" to 12’5". The plant closed operations in 1914 due to financial difficulties but continued a parts & service business until 1918.

*production actually began in 1910-11

• Marathon motor car originally introduced as Southerner, 1907 • Nashville plant began with 75 employees and plans to produce 5 cars/day • actual … Read More

De Tomaso Mangusta – 1972

De Tomaso Mangusta - 1972

Estimated : € 190.000 – 240.000
Sold for € 286.250

RM Sotheby’s
Place Vauban
Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

Looking to create sports cars that rivalled Ferrari and Lamborghini, Argentinian racing driver Alejandro de Tomaso began with the Vallelunga before launching the Mangusta in 1967. Bold styling by Giorgetto Giugiario featured gullwing-hinged covers over the engine and luggage compartment. Its name was a jibe at the Shelby Cobra.

The European version received a more powerful Ford 289-cu. in. engine mated to a five-speed ZF gearbox. Contemporary road tests quoted a top speed of 250 km/h. Production ended after 401 cars, and only 150 found European owners. Today, 250 are believed to have survived worldwide.

This example was among the last European cars delivered. Supplied to Greece with the more powerful 289-cu. in. engine, it features the desirable four-headlight nose. Registered in February 1972, it was dark blue … Read More

Hupmobile Model 32 Tourer – 1912

Hupmobile Model 32 Tourer - 1912

Chassis n° 206

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2019

Estimated : € 15.000 – 20.000
Sold for € 16.100

The turn of the 19th Century was a time when the USA’s fast-growing auto industry attracted talented engineers in droves. One such was Robert Craig Hupp, whose early career had included spells with Olds, Ford, and Regal. Introduced at the Detroit Auto Show in February 1909, the first Hupmobile was a racy-looking two-seater runabout on an 86" wheelbase – the Model 20 – that was powered by a 20hp four-cylinder engine and priced at $750. Production began in the US auto industry’s, and Robert Hupp’s, hometown of Detroit, Michigan in March 1909. Output totalled a little over 1,600 cars by the year’s end and more than trebled the following year. In November 1910 a Hupmobile tourer set off on an … Read More