This car only exists because of the fact Porsche was absorbed with its Formula I program in 1959. So, to keep momentum in it’s GT-racing, Porsche needed a miracle.
I’ve done a Delahaye before, the 175 Coupé with a Motto body. The one we see here is a 235, built in de same era (1951-1954). Delahaye still mainly sold chassis to have a coachbuilder create a body for it but with this 235 it took a new path and added a body production facility in it’s factory.
As some of you might know I had a fellow Kinja-naut Jonee over last week from the USA. And he brought me some excellent goodies, both from France and the USA. Like this awesome Porsche 935 by Bburago.
It’s been a while since I did a post on a Renault 4CV derived car. So it’s about time I did another one, and it actually is a plain 4CV, a 1063, that proved it wasn’t just local races the 4CV competed in. Because this one went all the way up to Italy.
Und das war es, just re-showing shots of an old post. Tschüss!
I was a huge fan of the EB110 from Bugatti Automobili S.p.A. (sounds Italian!), the company founded by Italian Romano Artioli in 1987. But somehow a worldwide recession and some maybe not so brilliant business moves (acquiring Lotus for instance) forced the company to be liquidated. And that was the moment big bad…
Philipilihp already did a write up on the BMW 700 quite some time ago so I won’t have to tell it’s story again. Although these ones are of the more sporty kinds.
As I’m in some sort of British flow this week on Instagram I thought I’d share this Citroën Bijou. From Slough. England. And yes: There is a 2CV underneath this greenish awesomeness! So it’s French as well.
A lot of hardcore automotive fanatics have complained over the years about the M3 getting softer. To many the E30 still is the one to get when it comes to balance and handling. The E36 was way too comfortable and to make things worse: that US edition was missing out on power.
During my stay in Normandy I found time to drive over to Bretagne and visit the best French car museum to me yet, the Manoir de l’Automobile. Housing the vast collection of Michel Hommell.
Some guys just can’t handle Vegas.
GameStop is at it again! They’re including a 1/43 diecast model of the cover car as a pre-order bonus for the game! If you haven’t seen the cover of the game, or watched the E3 video where they unveiled the real-life version of the car, the car I’m referring to is the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. The picture above is just…
The first one, this Renault Sport RS01 was a little bit of an disappointment because I expected the seller to ship me one of these with the cool Interceptor livery. And now I see he has a “will ship random color” warning in the listing that I obviously missed. Aah well! I can live with this Renault Motorsport…
This has to be one of my favorite French cars ever. The MVS Venturi. And yet there’s limited choice from the world of diecasts. So when I found this one in black I had to get it, despite my little aversion against black cars: many lines and details disappear and they’re a little hard to shoot as well.
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. Here is another pickup from a Deutsch branded car in the tradition of the Ford Ranchero of America.
Welcome again to Forty 3rd which tackles models within the 1/43 scale and smaller. So American cars have the Chevy El Camino and Ford Ranchero where the rear half of the car was replaced with a cargo bed. Of course the Germans have their own version.
I know, I know. I’ve shown the Simca 1000 before. A lot. But, in my defense, I’ve never shown the one that started it all for this highly successful car. The 1962 base Simca 1000.
I never liked the SLR
AMG McLaren. The nose was way too long, those twin oval headlights looked old fashioned when it was introduced and the chrome trim pieces on the side vents: just not my cup of tea. But then I heard one. And believe me: There’s little out there that beats the sound of it.
Or the most beautiful VW ever made. And that’s not just me, according to edu-petrolhead there were quite the magazines back then claiming this. Car and Driver even pleading for it to be made worldwide. But in the end...