Style & Culture
Sun Dec 15 2013 00:51:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Jaguar Aerodyne is a coach-built one-off design built on a Jaguar XK 140 chassis with a Jaguar XKE 3.8-Liter engine. This beautiful unique creation has the look and feel of a pre-war French classic like a Bugatti, Delage or Delahaye.
Sun Jul 14 2013 00:23:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
At the ripe age of 14, I saw this one-off 1966 Duesenberg prototype sell at the Parke-Bernet Galleries auction at the Museum of Transportation in Brookline, MA. Lot #18, to be precise, and it sold for $37,500. Still have the catalog!
Sun Jul 14 2013 00:30:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
David Grainger, co-founder of Bradford, Ontario's Guild of Automotive Restorers, wasn't sure what to do with Bugatti chassis #57104 when he first got his hands on it—until he heard about the legendary Aerolithe.
The Jean Bugatti-designed "Electron Coupe" -- so named because it was bodied in a magnesium alloy called "Electron" -- mysteriously disappeared shortly after its 1935 debut at the Paris Salon.
That mystique made it the perfect candidate for an exacting five-year-long recreation performed using only period-correct materials and methods.
Thanks to the Guild of Automotive Restorers for access to this incredible machine.
Thu Jul 04 2013 01:47:33 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
During the early and mid sixties, Mopars featured this unique control setup for automatic transmissions. They were knicknamed "Typewriter" for their keyboard-like action. Unfortunately, too many distracted moms left the cars running while junior pushed the buttons!
Fri Apr 26 2013 20:16:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Massaud designed a lightweight car for Toyota using recyclable polypropelene body panels and other lightweight materials to reduce energy consumption.