Powerful, elegant, and exclusive, the Mercedes-Benz 300a was considered the top of line in luxury in its day. Introduced at the 1951 Frankfurt Motorshow, its only close competitor and rival the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, however the Silver Cloud lacked in comparison with its performance. Consumers enjoyed the streamlined lines and styling coupled with the Mercedes-Benz dependability…Read More
A mix of influences, a dash of beauty, a hearty pinch of clever engineering, and you have yourself a Hispano-Suiza.
One of my favorite car manufacturers (well, frankly of many) and I just can’t quite put a finger on why. Is it because the name beckons an odd curiosity as to its origins? Is it the clear beauty, luxury, and integrity evident in its design? Is because it sports one of the more entertaining of hood mascots?Read More
Earmarked as one of the most popular ‘Big Healeys’ the Austin Healey 3000 still captivates the hearts of automotive enthusiasts. Considered one of the most popular British Race cars of the 1960s, the 3000 was the British Motor Company’s solution to the American market’s demand for an affordable fast, reliable, and styled car.Read More
What does a whisper, German torpedoes, an adulterous courtship, and the Baron Montagu have to do with one of the world’s top luxury vehicles? A lot actually, and most specifically the trademark hood ornament of Rolls Royce. The “Spirit of Ecstasy.”Read More
Maybe more accurate to say this charismatic bubble car had its origins to thank from flight technology? The Messerschmitt KR175 and KR200 beginnings are due in part to a clever and resourceful aeronautical engineer employed at Messerschmitt AG Corporation, Fritz Fend.Read More