Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Retro model
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO presented in 1958 at the Motor Show in London. Letters DB nothing like the initials of the new owner of Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO, David Brown, a prominent industrialist who bought the company in 1947
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Classic car
The Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO received a brand new aluminum engine L6 working volume of 3.7 liter, dual overhead camshafts. This aggregate capacity of 240 horsepower was designed designer Tadek Marek. Machine were equipped with disc brakes of Dunlop and later Girling. Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO offered a choice of two options, transmissions, five-speed manual and three-speed automatic
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Vintage model
Special attention is given body. First “envelope” for the Aston Martin designed a “native” studio Tickford. This time looks engaged Milanese Carrozzeria Touring. Stylish and fast paced, body built on the ultra-modern technology for those years, the frame was made of thin steel tubes, and then sheathed with aluminum. This design makes it very light, so the car would add significantly to the dynamics. Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO maximum speed of 250 kilometers per hour, and overcame stokilometrovuyu mark within six seconds
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Luxury old car
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO enjoyed great success, but despite its popularity, the company needed a sophisticated model that can compete with the Ferrari 250 GT. So, in 1959, there was a strong 302-DB4 GT. Externally it differed closed fairing headlights and air intakes on the bonnet
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Stylish model
At this improvement is not over. To “catch up» Ferrari, Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO was subjected to the new changes. To this end, attracted well-known Milanese bodywork firm Zagato, through which the car has become more streamlined and aggressive. Steel body parts have been replaced by aluminum, bumpers removed, instead of glass inserted lightweight perspex. Thanks to this machine’s weight dropped to 40 pounds, and the special racing weight of the samples was reduced by another 50 pounds. Slightly increased and the power of the engine, now it was 314 forces
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Interior picture
Aston Martin DB4GT ZAGATO Side view
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Retro Roadster
Alfa Romeo Giulietta was presented to the public at the Turin Motor Show in 1954. This model earned the company a huge success. She led the company from the postwar crisis and Alfa Romeo won the second largest producer of automobiles in Italy after the Fiat. Thanks Alfa Romeo Giulietta total sales of stamps increased by several times.
Double body design was developed by Carrozzeria Bertone. In April 1955, came four-door sedan, a body which was completely developed at the Alfa Romeo “.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Vintage model
The basic version of Alfa Romeo Giulietta equipped with four-cylinder inline engine with aluminum cylinder heads, hemispherical combustion chambers and dual overhead camshafts. Working volume is 1290 cubic centimeters capacity of 65 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive and all wheel independent suspension, combined with low weight (900 lbs), Alfa Romeo Giulietta powerful enough engine and five-speed manual gearbox makes the car a dynamic and well managed
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Classic car
Later styles complemented the two double Convertible Spider and Spider Veloce with bodies atelier «Pininfarina». They used the same engine, but with less weight dynamic performance has been improved.
In 1961 he appeared with the sedan variant – «TI» (Turismo Internazionale), this car became the most popular among the “Juliet” from 1961 to 1964 collected more than 50,000 copies.
Alfa Romeo GiuliettaIn 1957, there was the famed Sprint Speciale which produced until 1962. This is a coupe with a body of «Bertone» built on a shortened platform of Giulietta, stand on it serial engine volume 1.3 liters, the power of which was adjusted to 100 horsepower! When the mass of 975 kg vehicle was accelerated to a maximum of 200 km / h
Alfa Romeo 1900 Exotic model
In 1950, Alfa Romeo introduced a new high-speed car – Alfa Romeo 1900. This stylish sports sedan has been created to fill a vacant niche in the middle class. The new model Alfa Romeo 1900 has been very successful in technical terms, and became a great commercial success for Alfa Romeo.
Alfa Romeo 1900 Vintage car
Simple and functional capacity of the body differed, and the Alfa Romeo 1900‘s design was typical of the trends of the time. Alfa Romeo 1900 – the first car company, built entirely on the production line. At the Alfa Romeo 1900 th was a four-cylinder engine with two camshafts, cylinder capacity of which was 1884 cm3. With the help of a family sedan can accelerate to 150 km / h. Soon a series of enriched coupe and convertible Alfa Romeo 1900
Alfa Romeo 1900 Classic model
Compartments were designated Sprint, and convertibles – Spider. Series of Alfa Romeo 1900 had a lot of modifications, designed for different categories of buyers, mostly in amateur sports car: Super, Ti Super, Primavera, Sprint, Super Sprint and Super Sprint-C, these modifications were fitted with engines for maximum power, which were able to disperse up to 180 cars – 200 km / h
Alfa Romeo 1900 Retro car
Datsun 240Z Sports car
Sports coupe Datsun 240Z was born in 1969. The machine was intended for U.S. car market. The founder of the American branch of Yutaka Katayama convinced management of Nissan in need of such a model. Official presentation of the new two-seater sports car Datsun 240Z held in New York in October 1969. Originally, the car would be called Fairlady, but fearing that the name is not accepted in America, limited numbered – Datsun 240Z.
Datsun 240Z Tuning
The exterior design in Datsun 240Z has been very successful, he was executed in classical style and reminded «Jaguar E-Type.” Technical stuffing also commands respect. Independent suspension with struts “McPherson” and stabilizer bars, copied from the “Lotus-Elan, provide excellent car driving performance. Datsun 240Z Straight six-cylinder engine with overhead camshaft with a working volume of 2,4 liters capacity developed 151 horsepower. Datsun 240Z Coupe weighing 1,068 pounds were dispersed to 208 km / h and stokilometrovuyu mark from the place reached in nine seconds
Datsun 240Z exotic car
In 1974 he appeared four-seat coupe 2 +2 extended to thirty centimeters a body fitted with a 2.6 liter engine, this car received index 260Z. In 1976-77, the released version of Datsun 240Z with engine capacity of 2.8 liters. In 1978 appeared the last modification Datsun 240Z issued before 1983, with the new engine of 2.8 liter and automatic transmission. Datsun 240Z
Datsun 240Z racing car
Datsun 240Z interior view
Datsun 240Z has become incredibly popular car in the seventies of last century. In many ways, this contributed to its value, which was lower than that of similar vehicles. Total until 1979 was released over half a million cars a series of Datsun 240Z
Datsun 240Z Rally car
Datsun 240Z Limited Edition
MG TF Classic model
In 1953, the company has released the last of the MG TF – roadster MG TF, which replaced the «TD».MG TF differs from its predecessors, the new sloping front grille, a lower hood line and stylish headlamps framing.
MG TF Retro car
Appearance of MG TF, as the technical component of those times have been considered obsolete, that did not contribute to the popularity of the model MG TF. Double car was under the hood is the same inline four-cylinder engine capacity of 1,250 cubic centimeters capacity of 57 horses. ” No changes have shifted to a new model of car and other sites, including the four-manual gearbox MG TF
MG TF Vintage model
MG TF Roadster
MG TF Luxury car
MG TF Luxury Roadster
MG TD Mark II Roadster
In 1949, to replace the MG TD Mark II to a more perfect and comfortable model MG TD Mark II. Design remained the same, but the main changes were technical stuffing. Due to the strong body and an independent front suspension, the movement of the car was comfortable.MG TD Mark II Motor and gear box were identical to the previous model.
MG TD Mark II Classic model
But in order to maintain the momentum of the heavier versions of machines used in the transmission of other gear ratios. Also, in accordance with the established safety rules at the time at MG TD Mark II installed front and rear bumpers.MG TD Mark II
MG TD Mark II Retro model
A year later came the variant with uprated to 57 power engine and the car received index MG TD Mark II. This engine featured an upgraded cylinder head, higher compression ratio and the increased size of the carbs.MG TD Mark II
MG TD Mark II Classic car
Model MG TD Mark II had an even bigger success than its predecessor and for four years, production has sold nearly thirty thousand copies, of which almost twenty thousand were exported to the United States.MG TD Mark II
MG TD Mark II Vintage model
MG TD Mark II Stylish car
MG TC Classic car
In 1945, the British firm “Em Gee» (MG Morris Garage – «automobile workshops of Morris“) has submitted a lightweight sports car – MG TC. This car became the first postwar model of the company, but actually differed little from its pre-war predecessor – rear-wheel drive MG «TB». Double body type roadster has become wider, and a new dashboard.MG TC
MG TC Retro model
MG TC frame was made of wood, the floor – plywood, wood was made and the partition separating the cabin from the engine compartment. MG TC New model inherited from its predecessor in-line four-cylinder engine of 1.3 liter capacity of 54 horsepower and four-stage gear box. MG TC Low-power enough to completely dynamic driving, because of the small car’s weight – 834 pounds.
MG TC Roadster
MG TC Acceleration up to a hundred miles an hour took almost 23 seconds and a top speed of 125 km / h. And although the MG TC is a revival of prewar models «TB», the new model has received very successful. MG TC In its four years of production, from 1945 to 1949, was released ten thousand double roadster
MG TC Vintage model
MG TC Sports model
MG-MGA Vintage model
In 1955, the company introduced a brand new MG roadster «MGA», which became the replacement for the obsolete series – “T”. MG-MGA creating a new model of development used car MG, which is created specifically to participate in a 24-hour race at Le Mans.
«MGA» had a solid spar frame of box section profiles, independent front suspension wishbone suspension and springs, one-piece beam rear axle on leaf springs and rack and pinion steering.MG-MGA
MG-MGA Retro model
Many details of the undercarriage MG-MGA were unchanged borrowed from other machines corporation British Motors, which included the company and MG, had a positive impact on the price of the car. Engine cylinder capacity of 1489 cm3 with two-barrel carburetor developed a capacity 72-horse power and worked with a mechanical four-speed gearbox. MG-MGA Sleek two-seater sports body, with rapid lines, looking very stylish and elegant.
MG-MGA Classic car
The main part of produced MG-MGA exported to the North American market. But American consumers a stylish addition to the exterior would have an even more powerful engine. MG-MGA first option roadster really lacked power and speed, so the standard engine produces its maximum speed of 153 km / h and accelerated up to hundreds for 15.1 seconds. MG-MGA In 1958 there was a racing version of the «Twin Cam», with the engine, equipped with two overhead camshafts.MG-MGA
Capacity of the new motor MG-MGA was already one hundred and ten forces, and the maximum speed of the car has increased to 180 km / h. Outwardly, this modification can be distinguished only by the inscriptions «Twin Cam» on the trunk and hood, as well as special wheels. MG-MGA Unfortunately, the new engine was shortlived and in 1960 this version was removed from production.MG-MGA
In May 1959 there was a modification «MGA – 1600 MKI» MG-MGA with 1,6-liter eighty-horsepower engine. Two years later, on a version of MGA Mark II, this engine has already developed 93 horsepower.
«MGA» was issued prior to 1962 in a body such as a roadster or coupe. MG-MGA Style and competitive price determined the success of this car is now available in an amount of nearly one hundred thousand copies
MG-MGA Retro car
MG-MGA Classic Retro model
Ferrari Mondial Sports model
Actually we are all Ferrari drivers. Ferrari Mondial Many of us probably only in spirit. Some in the dream. But few in everyday life. Ferrari Mondial Who wants to go again as the great Schumacher to work, but unfortunately not as wealthy as the multiple world champion, is found quickly on the used car place again. Indeed: Again, there are Ferrari, albeit less frequently than Opel Astra. At the bottom of the list price quoted by Mondial, a four-seater. Four-seater? Yes, even if it is not just looking at the flat silhouette. A bestseller, he still was never such a thing rather like a wallflower from Maranello. Ferrari Mondial Too little sporty, the merciless verdict of the fans. Into serious collections he made it hard, he was always the Ferrari for beginners. Before the start is recommended, however, to demonstrate the necessary maturity. If you have never had a used car from Italy, it should only try once with an old AlfaFerrari Mondial
Ferrari Mondial Luxury model
Who then really still feel like, in a vulnerable – though beautiful – to invest ? 30,000 vehicle and it best to get a ticket to the realm of the workshops should not hesitate. Lastly, the Mondial quite fun.Ferrari Mondial Maybe not at the traffic lights, where in times of diesel direct injection TDI, every well-chipped a serious opponent. But the neighborhood suspected determines a lottery win.Ferrari Mondial
Ferrari Mondial Classic model
Some people like this is due no later than when the timing belt replacement, worth a successful lottery participation. About 4500 ? the repair costs, and this should save any. Ferrari Mondialbelt really pulls namely in the absence of maintenance. If you miss the point, must suffer: At our request could not name a price Ferrari Germany, although for a replacement engine, a gift is not expected yet.Ferrari Mondial The prices for brakes can imagine it already: this car is not for people who have yet to think of retirement. Rather generous use of money is required. Ferrari MondialThose who feel they are that expensive replacement parts keep long, opts for a better Porsche 911 Unlike the Ferrari confirms the fact that ordinary table wisdom.Ferrari Mondial
Ferrari Mondial Front view
Other prejudices, the Ferrari Mondial but do justice. For example: cars from Italy to rust quickly. The prevention of corrosion has been left at the Ferrari Mondial the customer, and only a few previous owner had an open ear for it. And it bums in all cavities, an endoscopy would show true horror pictures. Ferrari Mondial The sheet does indeed deserve a close examination, especially accident-free is on the wish list.Ferrari Mondial A defective motor can replace each brand’s workshop, but a heavy rear damage means a death sentence for the Ferrari Mondial . Of course, one could also rant about the shoddy interior and processing in comparison with that of the Fiat Panda. But what looks like a real Ferrarists not, he is looking forward more to the exhaust sound.
Ferrari Mondial In Yellow Color
Therefore, the conclusion to our buying advice: If you forfeit the Ferrari virus attacks, better deeper into their pockets, to buy a 348 or 355th Although the cost is often twice that of a Ferrari Mondial, but are worth far more stable and solid. The other option, a popular Alfa for everyday use and occasional self-reward the weekend a Ferrari owner. From Ferrari Mondial advise we need – even if it hurts ourselves.
History, weaknesses, costs
Model history • 1980 Presentation of the Ferrari Mondial Coupe at the Geneva Salon. V8 mid-engine, Bosch Jetronic, body design by Pininfarina • 1982 Presentation of the Quattrovalvole (240 HP) • 1984 Ferrari brings the Ferrari Mondial cabriolet with a 3.2 liter displacement and 270 horsepower • 1989 Ferrari Mondial T with longitudinal rather than transverse engine, 3.4-V8 , 300 HP • 1991 The Convertible gets an automatic clutch from Valeo • 1993 End of Production
Ferrari Mondial Interior View
Vulnerabilities • Ferrari Mondial electrical and ignition can paralyze the Ferrari, the troubleshooting is even professionals are not always easy •Ferrari Mondial whether longitudinal or transverse engine: Stable oil loss in the drivetrain is more the rule than the exception, this applies also to increased oil consumption • Ferrari Mondial the brake system with sports procedure for regular pit stops • Ferrari Mondial The exhaust system should definitely original and rust free • Beware of rust, Ferrari Mondial was very inadequately protected • Ferrari Mondial timing belt replacement, the entire engine can be expanded, this work will cost about 4500 ?. If you want to save here can be medium to look for a replacement engine chassis • Ferrari Mondial bearings are usually brittle with age
Ferrari Mondial Roadster
Repair costs Prices include all taxes without working on the example Ferrari Mondial 3.2, 199 kW/270 hp, 1985. The rates for work hours are very different, even Ferrari has Unfortunately Germany to quote prices for motor and gearbox.Ferrari Mondial
Ferrari Mondial Exotic car
Ferrari Testarossa Sports model
The Ferrari TestaRossa was in 1984 as a successor to the 512BB in production. Its name, red head, refers to the typical crinkle paint with the red painted cylinder heads.Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari Testarossa Classic model
The performance of the 4.9-liter V12 mid-engine of the Ferrari Testarossa is 390 hp. In 1991, the model was modified and subsequently received the designation 512 TR. In particular, the power of the Ferrari Testarossa was increased to 428 hp, the body was little changed. Ferrari Testarossa The striking radiator vents on the sides and rear remained largely unaffected. Other changes were made at Ferrari Testarossa1994 result was the Ferrari 512 M (for modificato) with a power that has been increased to 440 hp. Ferrari TestarossaThe acceleration from 0 to 100 km / H is this level in just 4.6 seconds with a top speed of around 315 km / h.Ferrari Testarossa
Ferrari Testarossa rear view
In October 1984, in Paris for the first time a ball is shown sporty coupe Ferrari Testarossa. Translated from the Italian word “Ferrari Testarossa” means “red head”, as the cylinder head of the power unit had been painted red. In the manufacture of body Ferrari Testarossa is widely used in plastic and aluminum. Ferrari Testarossa engine had a fuel injector K Jetronic from Bosch and the ignition system Magnetti Marelli Microplex.Ferrari Testarossa