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
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.
Soundtrack Written, Composed, Performed and Produced on an Ensoniq TS10 by
Massive Barn Find in Portugal
I've identified over 190 of the 320 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?
Top 10 worst car replicas
Watch part 2 with even worst replicas!!! http://youtu.be/w17rHxOX0WA
This is a collection of the worst I have seen so far. I have order them not
just for the lack of craftsmanship and similarity, but also on
aspirationality and "common sense". Ohh, and I personally hate Honda
Civics, lol. I hope iof you don´t laugh at the cars, you would in the
cover that I used in the background.
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.