18 of the Worlds Rarest and Most Unique Automobiles
Worlds rarest cars on video as seen at the Allure of the Automobile exhibition which was going on at Atlanta's High Museum of Art and I checked out some of the rarest cars in the world. Among them are the 1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow, 1934 Packard Twelve Runabout Speedster, formerly owned by Clark Gable, 1935 Duesenberg JN Roadster, formerly owned by Clark Gable, 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster, 1937 Bugatti Type 57S Atalante Coupe, 1937 Delage D8-120S Surbaisse, formerly owned by Louis Delage, 1937 Hispano-Suiza H-6C "Xenia" Coupe, 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C2900B Touring Berlinetta, 1938/39 Porsche Type 64 Coupe replica, 1953 Porsche 550 Le Mans/La Carrera Panamerica Coupe, 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR W 196-S, 1957 Jaguar XKSS Roadster formerly owned by Steve McQueen, 1961 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato, 1961 Ferrari 250 Short-Wheelbase Berlinetta, SEFAC Hot Rod, 1948 Tucker Model 48 Torpedo, 1954 Dodge Firearrow III Concept Coupe, 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham, 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Bill Mitchell Stingray Prototype
Massive Barn Find in Portugal
I've tried to identify most of the 180 cars found locked away in here, can
anyone recognise any others? I will add them to the video along with
corrections if confirmed 100%. What is that 2nd Formula race car?
1937 Bugatti Atalante 57S discovered in lock up
Although collectors worldwide knew the whereabouts of this car, the owner,
reclusive Dr Harold Carr, refused to listen to offers for it, instead in
1960 he locked it away in his garage never to be seen again for almost 50
The last Horch
In western Texas of all places, Audi finds the last Horch, and ships it
back to Germany for a 2-year restoration. Audi is the Latin translation of
Horch, and Audi was founded in 1910 by a Horch business partner who was
forced out. In 1932, Audi and Horch merged, along with DKW and Wanderer,
and the current day Audi logo (four rings) came about. Horch brand was
tainted by the fact that many of the Nazi and SS leaders drove Horch during
the war. The last remaining civilian models, built pre-1940, are rare
collector's gems. The last Horch was built in 1953 by hand, based on a
chassis manufactured in 1939.
!!WOW!! Gillet Vertigo 5 VERY RARE CAR !!!
In UK, there is Aston Martin,
In Germany, there is Porsche,
In Italy, there is Ferrari,
In France there is Bugatti,
In USA, there is Corvette
AND in Belgium there is... Gillet !!
Here is a video of the only 1 ( or maybe 2 ) Gillet Vertigo 5 version.
This is the last version this Belgian Supercar made by manufacture Gillet.
The first Gillet took the a world record for the 0-60 mph acceleration in
1994, it was done in just 3.2 seconds !! This 5 version takes the 0-60 mph
in only 3 seconds !! There is a 4.2l V8 Maserati engine wich produces 420
hp. The car weights only 950kg.
Hope you enjoy to watch this video.
The one and only Bugatti Aerolithe
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
Supercharged home made Straight Eight by Desperate Dan Vid 2
Built in a shed, it fired up first go. I was hoping it would sound real
lumpy like a drag engine, but it runs too smooth, and it's too quiet even
with unsilenced 9" pipes! The timing was a pain to sort out the Rover
distributor runs backwards, I had to take the heads off to work out the
firing order!!! See the shed it was built in on Vid 1.
Added May 2012: OK, my nails are dirty, maybe because I'm an engineer &
build stuff? Maybe your nails are clean because you can't build eff-all &
just sit behind your computer? C'mon folk, get a life.
1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule so cool! Gangster?
Far from a Mustang but way
too cool not to post. 1936 Cadillac V-16 Seven-Passenger Limousine Bullet
Proof Barn Find! Time Capsule soo cool!
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual transmission
Special build limo with inch thick glass and carefully drilled gun ports in
front, side and back windows
In deteriorated condition and ready for a complete full restoration
Chassis no. 5100136
Body Style 6075
Body no. 356
Series 60. 452-cid, 185-hp OHV V-16 engine, three-speed manual
transmission, coil spring independent front suspension, live rear axle with
semi-elliptic leaf springs, and four-wheel vacuum-assisted mechanical drum
brakes. Wheelbase: 154-inches.
At first glance, this car looks like an armored limousine, with inch-thick
glass and carefully-drilled gun ports. On closer examination, however, it
gets more and more curious.
The Cadillac build records call it "Fltwd Limo," body style 6275, number
356, and indicate it was ordered by the Chicago branch on February 21,
1935. Painted Thessalon Green, it had black leather in the front
compartment and Wiese brown vogue weave broadcloth in the rear. Fitted with
six wire wheels, two of them in fender wells, it had a radio in the rear
compartment and a flexible steering wheel. There is a further notation
about "Special Fleetwood Body Order 310," the details of which are lost to
The online Cadillac Data Base, a meticulous compilation by historian Yann
Saunders, gives production figures for Style 6275 as nine in 1934 and just
seven in 1935, exclusive of those given suffixes as sedans, formal
limousines or limousines with increased headroom. The bodies were the same
as the flat-windshield limousine Style 6075, whose Fisher body tags they
Customized Cars from the Past
More great car videos:
A development of hot rodding, the change in name corresponded to the change
in the design of the cars being modified. The first hot rods were pre-World
War II cars, with running boards and simple fenders over the wheels. Early
model cars (1929 to 1934) were modified by removing the running boards and
either removing the fenders entirely or replacing them with very light
"cycle fenders". Later models usually had "fender skirts" installed on the
rear fenders. Many cars were "hopped up" with engine modifications such as
adding additional carburetors, high compression heads and dual Exhausts. "Engine swaps" were done, the object
of which was to put the most powerful engine in the lightest possible frame
and body combination. The suspension was usually altered. Initially this
involved lowering the rear end as much as possible with the use of
"lowering blocks" on the rear springs. Later cars were given a "rake job"
either adding a "dropped" front axle or heating front coil springs to make
the front end of the car much lower than the rear. Much later some hot rods
and custom cars swapped the old solid rear axle for an independent rear
axle, often from Jaguar. Only rarely was the grille of one make of car
replaced by another; one exception was the 1937 Buick grille, often used on
a Ford. (In the 1950s and 1960s, the grille swap of choice was the 1953 De
Soto.) The original hot rods were plainly painted like the Model A Fords
from which they had been built up, and only slowly begun to take on colors,
and eventually fancy orange-yellow flamed hoods or "candy-like" deep
acrylic finishes in the various colors.
With the change in automobile design to encase the wheels in fenders and to
extend the hood to the full width of the car, the former practices were no
longer possible. In addition, there was tremendous automotive advertising
and subsequent public interest in the new models in the 1950s. Hence custom
cars came into existence, swapping headlamp rings, grilles, bumpers, chrome
side strips, and tail lights, as well as "frenching" and "tunnelling" head-
and taillights. The bodies of the cars were changed by cutting through the
sheet metal, removing bits to make the car lower, welding it back together,
and adding a lot of lead to make the resulting form smooth (hence the term
"lead sled"; lead has been replaced by Bondo). By this means, "chopping"
made the roof lower; "sectioning" made the body thinner from top to bottom.
"Channeling" was cutting notches in the floorpan where the body touches the
frame to lower the whole body. Fins were often added from other cars, or
made up from sheet steel. In the custom car culture, someone who merely
changed the appearance without also substantially improving the performance
was looked down upon.
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Mercedes-Benz $9,680,000 1937 540 K Spezial Roadster HD
RM Auctions brought together the most impressive gathering of classic
Mercedes-Benz vehicles ever. Honoring the 125th anniversary of
Mercedes-Benz, the 2-day auction was the place to be during the 2011 Pebble
Beach Concours d'Elegance weekend. The history-making auction brought
together the unique artistry and design of 13 classic Mercedes-Benz autos.
The crown jewel, an extraordinary 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Spezial
Roadster, auctioned for a record breaking $9,680,000 ........
Mercedes-Benz at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
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1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car - Jay Leno's Garage
1931 Duesenberg Model J Town Car. When Jay found the last original-owner,
unrestored Duesenberg in the world languishing in a Manhattan parking
garage, he knew he had to call in an expert. Thanks to Randy Ema, this
Woods-bodied car owned by the Strauss family is finally back on the road.
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