Some of the world’s greatest cars are happy accidents. The BMW 2002 is one of them. Helmut Bönsch, BMW’s director of product planning, and Alex von Falkenhausen, designer of the M10 engine, each had a two litre engine installed in a 1600-2 for their personal use. When they realized they had both made the same modification to their own cars, they prepared a joint proposal to BMW’s board to manufacture a two litre version of the 1600-2. Read More
What can you say about a Citroen DS 21 other than it is so very cool. When the aerodynamic Citroen DS was introduced at the 1955 Paris Auto Show, it was proclaimed as the most advanced car in the world. In many regards it still is. The hydro-pneumatic suspension, was powered by an engine pump to an impressive 2,200 psi and this one system, raised the car as high as 10 inches through a lever inside. It also shifted the gears as fast as a twin-clutch setup and ran the power steering and power disc brakes, which were so sensitive that the pedal was replaced by a small button on the floor. The secret of the suspension was the nitrogen spheres, which were interconnected by the hydraulic system to function as springs. Read More
The Ford Eifels were built in Germany and Hungary from 1935-’39 and bodies were built by many European coach builders. They really look similar to American Fords of the same era, but the bodies are scaled down and are about the size of an American Bantam. Naturally they were powered by a Ford 1172cc side-valve four-cylinder engine mounted in a Ford Model C chassis and a majority of the model run was produced in Köln, Germany. Several body styles were offered: two-door saloon, four-door, and roadster. Read More
You have to read this story. If you are a big Chevy fan, you’ll be booking a plane ticket to Nebraska in September 27-29. Or maybe just ride along in the empty car carrier you are sending. Over 500 cars stored by the dealership owners including some pretty interesting cars – with less than 5 miles on the odometer. Read all about it by clicking here. Thanks to Eric U. for the heads-up.